The European Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo) is an increasingly familiar species to see used in European bonsai.
Very commonly we see excellent yamadori although this example actually originates from horticultural nursery stock, almost certainly coming from a previous owner’s garden. This tree has recently been re-styled by talented and long serving Willowbog enthusiast Caz. Whilst not strictly speaking a twin trunk, with the second element emerging from well up the main trunk, that is the overall impression of the bonsai. The secondary trunk has a significant deadwood feature in the from of a shari. Already looking very good this bonsai can only get better with denser and more compact foliage areas which is just a process of time and pruning, the needle size is already small and neat. At soil level the trunk buttress measures 10 cm. above which the trunk diam. is 6 cm. Overall the height is 50 cm with a spread of 54 cm. The pot is a nice quality Japanese rectangular ceramic 36x24x8 cm.