Additional bonsai classification and styles

Friday, February 13, 2009

Additional bonsai classification and styles

By the time I've researched this amazing art, I discovered some additional bonsai classification. In most of the sources it was talking about size, trunk number and style classification of bonsai. Next I will give you some information about it.

Size classification

Considering the sizes, to be exact trunk height bonsai, we can speak about three basic groups: mini-bonsai, average bonsai and big bonsai. The height is measured from the basis to the top of a trunk without height of the landing container.
Mini-bonsai, named in Japanese «shohin», forms a group into which enter tiny bonsai with the height of a trunk to be from 8 to 15 centimetres. Distinctive property — fragility and intensive leaving. Their small sizes demand the constant control over conditions of cultivation, reduction of the time break between chopping the plant and its change. It is necessary to give particular attention to the soil condition, their landing containers have small sizes and limited volume of a substratum which suffers from fast evaporation and flooding by water. It is necessary to follow invariable conditions of cultivation of these bonsai as their small vital reserves and vulnerability can lead to death of the plant from a cold or the superfluous sun. Trees of this group possess the big decorative value.
Having reached heights of sixty centimetres, plants get to the second bonsai group which, in turn, is subdivided on two subgroups: Subgroup of "Komono" (Komono) with plants from 15 to 30 centimetres in height and "Chumono" (Chumono) with bonsai from 30 to 60 centimetres. Plants of both subgroups concern the most widespread bonsai as have proportions very convenient for work which favorably affect appearance of the plant.
And, at last, to the third group big
bonsai, or "Omono" (Omono), belong plants which can reach one meter in height. The majority of plants of this group are majestic and occupy the considerable space. Owing to these features them place outside of the house where they ideally look.

Trunk number classification

Often in containers there are some trees belonging to one kind or several trees, forming a group or forming a small landscape. There are trees, growing with one trunk from one root system. These are the most widespread
bonsai and the majority of existing styles is based on them. On the other hand, there are species that own some trunks growing from one root, known as multi-trunks bonsai grow. Usually gardeners create landscapes with more trunks, each of which having a separate root. In this group, except for the first kind formed in pair of trees, bonsai are grown up with odd quantity of trunks.

Style classification

This is the usual classification, which is often recognized by the all bonsai lovers
Irrespective of the sizes and features of bonsai
style, all of them are grown up by means of the same receptions. The aesthetic norms defining appearance of each copy, can differ, presenting thus original decisions so unlike against each other. From here there is a distinction of bonsai styles. Paramount value is given to an arrangement of a trunk and branches though also the form of roots in some cases is considered. Bonsai style is an artificial way of cultivation of vegetative kinds.
Occurrence of styles is based on supervision over the nature, and any deviation from it, so valued in gardening, that should be resolutely separated from the traditional
bonsai concept. It is important to keep communication between a grown up tree in bonsai style and wild plants. An example: there is a copy which belongs to a kind living in the marshy, fertile environment. We even couldn't think of beginning its formation in style "cascade" or «roots on a rock» because in the nature such situation is not viable. Styles differ with an inclination between a trunk of a plant and the container, an arrangement of branches and roots and configuration of several copies bonsai within one container. To the basic styles «the slanting tree» and "cascade" belong «formal upright».


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avicenna said...

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Anonymous said...

if yu have so much classifications why dont you have the effint scientific classifications as well?!?!?! goshh~! noobs...

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