A Dangerously Beautiful Tree that Grows Against all the Rules of Bonsai

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

I borrowed this luminous Amur maple (Acer ginalla) from Mariusz Folda’s Ibuki Studio Bonsai & Ceramics. Here’s Mariusz’ caption… “Everybody who knows the growth characteristics of the variety knows how ginalla is unique with their branch structure. It happens that It just grows against all ‘the rules of bonsai’ ?  Still I wanted to show the true nature of the tree. It was developed from a yamadori. It was a perfect stamp (does he mean ‘stump’?) and the rest is a result of many years of our cooperation (?). 75 cm high. Pot and table by Ibuki.” We found all three images shown here and this caption on Mariusz’ fb timeline Continuing with our fall color theme, we’ve got a tree that you seldom see used for bonsai and that we’ve never featured after almost ten years of posting. I can think of at least two reasons for this absence: First (as mentioned in the caption above) it just grows against all the rules of bonsai. Second, it is considered an invasive species (at least here in the U.S., see below), so it may be difficult or impossible to find in nurseries Continued below… TOOL SPECIAL ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT 30% off list prices on all tools special ends Sunday, Oct 14th at 11:59pm EDT see below   Close of the trunk and some of the luminous leaves… Continued from above… Here’s a quote from the Morton Arboretum… “Amur maple has invasive traits that enable it to spread aggressively. This tree is under observation and may be listed on…

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