Author Topic: Potentilla bunjin  (Read 1529 times)

davestree

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Potentilla bunjin
« on: October 21, 2011, 06:07 PM »
Here is a potentilla I made into a bunjin style.  What do you think ?  I have read that deciduous trees should not be bunjin style.  The tree is difficult to photograph, it is not top heavy as it appears.  The foliage is actually quite sparse.  Next I will change the potting angle about 15 degrees to the right.  The tree is about 15 inches tall, the pot a 4 inch round Japanese.
 

Elliott

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Re: Potentilla bunjin
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 12:15 AM »
Of course deciduous and evergreen broadleaved trees can be Bunjin. Yours is proof. I have a couple of Bunjin boxwoods and a nice little Bunjin olive.
 The cover of Bonsai today #69 from 2000, has a beautiful pomegranate Bunjin on the cover complete with a fruit on it (Its labeled as a Fuji flowering cherry--a mistake). In fact, you see Bunjin ume and other flowering trees in Japan all the time.
Go to Boone's website and check the pics from the B.I.B shows over the last 10 years. All kinds of broadleaved trees in Bunjin form.
By the way, Nice tree.