Holly Bonsai Tree – Root Over Rock

Holly Bonsai Tree – Root Over Rock Style

Holly Bonsai TreeRoot Over Rock Style Holly Bonsai Tree.  This was one of our first most famous pieces, I am very proud with was the first of many Holly Bonsai.   All have turned into amazing pieces of artwork.

One variety of Holly is the Ilex crenata is an evergreen shrub or small tree with minutely scalloped dark-green leaves up to 2-3cm long and fine twiggy growth. Remember, these bonsai produce very impressive white flowers that produce shiny, red berries. I love the Japanese Holly Bonsai in full blume.   The crenata is native to Japan, Korea and parts of Russia (Sakhalin) where it can reach heights of 5 metres, incredibly spread up to 4 metres. There are many sub-species suggestible for bonsai such as I.crenata ‘convexa’, I.crenata ‘Stokes’ and I.crenata.

Ilex is a genus of many species of evergreen and deciduous trees.  Known as shrubs and climbers from various woodland, subtropical, and temperate regions.  Spiny-leaved varieties have coarse growth that look semi attractive as bonsai, however there are some Holly species which carry small leaves with a trunk that is very suitable…

Root Over Rock Style

Root over rock is an impressive style.  Can time consuming though.  The roots of the Bonsai Tree are trained to grip the sides of a rock.  Using this techniques you can create small but impressive bonsai specimen that.  Time consuming never the less,  creating a complete root over rock piece in under 6 months with proper technique is possible.

Remember, Root over Rock Style Japanese Holly Bonsai are created by draping the living root system of a stylish rock.  Pack outside of roots this fine cut soaked Sphagnum Moss with a little bit of Vermiculite and Per-lite.  Add Super Thrive and water regularly and new stronger root system will grow around the rock.

I love Japanese Holly Bonsai for Root Over Rock style.  These trees are known to have very impressive well formed roots.  Great species to work with.   Definitely are preferable to other varieties

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