Crab apple, Malus species

£950.00

The Crab apples, part of the Malus genus of small trees, are amongst the most beautiful of the flowering trees with which to create bonsai.

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The Crab apples, part of the Malus genus of small trees, are amongst the most beautiful of the flowering trees with which to create bonsai.

As bonsai they are often grown especially for the flowers which can be followed by attractive small red fruits, often in abundance. A fully branched bonsai can be quite spectacular at that time. They tend to be very easy to grow whilst not being the easiest subject on which to build branch structure. However, even a basic, simply branched tree can be a lovely addition to a bonsai collection.

This example has been a very long time, it is clearly an old tree, it came from a collection of an enthusiast who had to give up due to ill health and as such was not then, a few years back now, in the best of health. It had sadly lost a few branches, mainly in the upper portion of the tree. The hefty trunk has real aged character to it. The tree is now back to full health and vigour with the remaining branching growing well and producing this year a wonderful display of flowers. The bonsai has a height of 68cm. and branch spread of 54cm. The surface roots measure 18cm, across at soil level and immediately above this the trunk diam. is 9cm. It is planted in a high quality Chinese round glazed ceramic pot that measures 30x8cm. What a display of flowers !!