Broom style Bonsai Hokidachi
The broom style is suited for deciduous trees with comprehensive, fine branching. The trunk is straight and upright and will not continue for the best on the tree; it branches out in all directions at about 1/3 the height from the tree. The branches and leaves type a ball-shaped crown which can be also a gorgeous sight throughout winter months.

Advantages of Hokidachi


Are that they're straightforward around the viewers eyes. It's really inviting as an onlooker to determine a bonsai that nearly right away brings you to nature or someplace familiar. The majority of us can picture a park that you simply grew up playing in exactly where there was an enormous old tree you'd climb and hide behind. That is the precise image we're wanting to replicate in Hokidachi Style, an old uninhibited tree with vast amounts of light and space with vigorous development.

Disadvantages of Hokidachi


May be the level of time required to make this image and really feel comfy about placing it within a show. There's a large amount of access and obtainable stock for broom style bonsai, it truly is just the quantity of work and time we're prepared to place into it. Then from there following pruning recommendations cutting back to kind the Y into Y branching structure. It requires patience however the completed merchandise of Broom style are probably the most attractive we are able to produce in bonsai.

Appropriate Species


Probably the most frequent application is usually to Japanese Zelkova’s however it could be carried out with any kind of Elm. Most typical trees for this style bonsai are:

English Elm (Ulmus procera)
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila)
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova sp.)
Brush Cherry (Syzygium paniculatum)
Beech (Fagus sp.)
Crab Apple (Malus sp.)
Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
Olive (Olea)


List of Bonsai Style

  1. Broom style Bonsai (Hokidachi)
  2. Formal upright Bonsai style (Chokkan)
  3. Informal upright Bonsai style (Moyogi)
  4. Slanting Bonsai style (Shakan)
  5. Cascade Bonsai style (Kengai)
  6. Semi cascade Bonsai style (Han-kengai)
  7. Literati Bonsai style (Bunjingi)
  8. Windswept Bonsai style (Fukinagashi)
  9. Double trunk style Bonsai (Sokan)
  10. Multitrunk Bonsai style (Kabudachi)
  11. Forest Bonsai style (Yose-ue)
  12. Growing on a rock Bonsai style (Seki-joju)
  13. Growing in a rock Bonsai style (Ishisuki)
  14. Raft Bonsai style (Ikadabuki)
  15. Shari Bonsai style (Sharimiki)