BONSAI TREE BEN OKI JAPANESE YEW in TOKONAME POT. Chui` (Two-handed) but Heavy! Height: The height of the tree from the soil line to the top of the apex is 18. Trunk Diameter: The trunk Dia, is approximately 6 inches. Nebari (Root Spread): Tree shows many exposed Roots 7. This tree is a superb example of the dramatic quality an old Japanese Yew can only show through time. Although the Taxus Cuspidata Nana is a very slow grower you would not know it by its massive 6 trunk. It is a bonsai that has never been shown anywhere until today. The tree represents some of the best material I have to offer. Most of the masterpiece bonsai trees that I eventually sell were started by the original first generation Japanese American bonsai masters that Ive studied under here in the west coast. This tree in particular has been worked on several times over the past years by Bonsai Master Ben Oki to bring to fruition. Oki-san has enjoyed watching this tree grow and mature into the fine bonsai specimen that you see now, but he tells me it has taken many years to reach this stage. Probably a key feature of the Yew is its peeling bark, making the tree look old and is a quality highly appreciated for Bonsai trees. The larger part of the thick trunk has withered and turned white, leaving only a narrow vertical section of live trunk visible. The drooping lower branches likewise tell of the harshness of the natural environment in which the tree originally grew. On the other hand, the rich spread of the crown of the tree forms a fine contrast with these lower branches; Ben Oki must have had an outstanding feeling of form when he first created this tree. Overall, the composition of this Shimpaku conveys a tree that has weathered the tough times and has emerged as something more beautiful than when it started. The subtle curvature of the trunk and its full branches gives one the impression of a tree that has spent all of its life by an ocean cliff. Adding to the synergy of the beautiful old tree is an equally old and exquisite Tokoname bonsai pot (19.5×15x5). In truth, I would have liked to re-center the tree into a smaller pot, but because I know that this tree will sell soon I did not want to disturb the roots. The tree has been in its existent pot for over three years now so I do suggest that the new caretaker (owner) repot the tree this coming spring. In addition to the trees beautiful potential it is also. One of the very few trees that prefer shade, so make sure not to place it in full sun. On a side note. Ive noticed that not too many sellers talk or write about things that should be done after you receive your tree so I will give you my two cents worth. When you receive your tree unpack it carefully. Cut the tape and plastic wrap from the pot and the branches if applicable. Secondly give the tree a good watering and then put the tree in a partially shaded spot for a few days to allow it to adjust. After several days of adjustment your new bonsai can be reintroduced to bright sun. Good luck and if you have any questions feel free to fire off a message. The item “BONSAI TREE BEN OKI JAPANESE YEW in TOKONAME POT” is in sale since Tuesday, November 03, 2015. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “bonsaihut” and is located in Mission Hills, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Bonsai
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Model: Bonsai
- MPN: Bonsai