Raft Bonsai style (Ikadabuki)
Occasionally a cracked tree can survive by pointing its branches upward. The old root technique can supply the branches with adequate nutrients to survive. Soon after a whilst new roots will begin expanding, ultimately taking more than the function from the old root technique. The old branches which now point into the air create into trunks with several branchings because of the elevated influx of nutrients. These new trunks contribute to one particular single canopy.

Positive aspects of Raft style


Are that it really is not noticed frequently. We've got the capability to utilize a big major trunk and produce numerous trees off of that line. This really is wonderful since it shows fantastic age as in the event the tree was blown more than a lengthy time ago, re-rooted itself and kept on thriving; Each and every branch becoming its personal tree and generating its personal apex. It really is genuinely intriguing to find out a raft style bonsai and can be a true benefit to presenter when produced appropriately. The trees will balance off one another like inside a forest planting, but within this style, we have the capacity to show it as 1 tree rather than multiples as inside a forest.

Disadvantages of Raft style


Are discovering an appropriate tree. Yamadori raft style is extremely uncommon and prized. Making a raft style bonsai requires years and patience, however, it could be completed. It truly is simpler to make this style with deciduous material since of its capability to sprout roots from exposed cambium quite effortlessly. Coniferous materiel will take far more time and patience. Plus you'll have to expose plenty of roots in case you are arranging on making use of nursery material, to turn the tree on its side. But if it is completed appropriately it may be a show stopper.

  • Juniper (Juniperus sp.)
  • Quince (Cydonia sp.)
  • Spruce (Picea sp.)
  • Ficus ( Ficus sp.)
  • Olive (Olea sp.)
  • Conifers
  • Jasmine (Murraya paniculata)
  • 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)