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Double trunk style Bonsai (Sokan)

Double trunk style Bonsai (Sokan)
The double trunk style is typical in nature but just isn't in fact that typical inside the art of Bonsai. Normally each trunk will develop out of one particular root method, however, it can also be feasible that the smaller sized trunk grows out in the bigger trunk just above the ground. The two trunks will differ in each thickness and length, the thicker and much more created trunk grows practically upright, whilst the smaller sized trunk will develop out a little slanted. Each trunk will contribute to a single crown of leaves/canopy.

Benefits of the Double trunk

The style will be the capability to style two trees into one particular composition. A terrific term I've heard about is making a ‘Mother-Daughter’ tree; or my personal version ‘Father-Son’. This concept is the fact that we've got a primary trunk which extends above the smaller sized trunk as if to safeguard it in the harsh components. The Mother trunk will turn back holding the other in its grasp, forming a unified apex. That is a genuinely wonderful image when completed appropriately.

Disadvantages of Twin-Trunk

Are that since we have a split into two trees the nebari should be worked and exposed in order that we do not have reverse taper exactly where the Bonsai splits. Also branch choice becomes hard as we do not desire to possess a void within the middle of our image. Selecting back branches to fill our adverse space are extremely critical.

Any species of tree is appropriate for this bonsai style, though deciduous trees formed within this style are a terrific sight inside the winter months. It really is most typical to find out Japanese maples formed into this style.

  • Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
  • Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii)
  • Ponderosa Pine (Pinus Ponserosa)
  • Olive (Olea sp.)
  • Juniper (Juniperus sp.)
  • Quince (Cydonia sp.)
  • Spruce (Picea sp.)
  • Jasmine (Murraya paniculata)
  • Ficus ( Ficus sp.)
  • Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)
  • Brush Cherry (Eugenia myrtifolia)
  • Beech (Fagus sp.)
  • Crab Apple (Malus sp.)
  • Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

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)