Sabina Juniper (Juniperus sabina) is a European native species that is already frequently seen to grace exhibitions on the continent.
It has been developed from yamadori, or wild collected material, for a number of years now particularly in Spain where we purchased this example. From the moment I saw this tree I could imagine an outstanding bonsai being developed. Amongst examples where brilliant natural deadwood is often the norm rather than the exception, I thought that the ” blade ” type of natural shari on this tree was exceptional.
The other stand out characteristic that this tree exhibits is a very compact branch structure making the creation of mature looking dense branching and ramification so much easier and quicker. Also it is a chuhin size tree at a height of 40cm. and branch spread of 52cm.
The measurement of 6 cm diam. at the trunk base is a bit misleading as the photo shows. The tree has been repotted from the collected soil but remains in a terracotta training pot 34x15cm. The makings of an outstanding and unique bonsai.