Fruiting + Flowering

01. Shohin Dog Rose

This Japanese imported dog rose (rosa canina) came from Mirai in 2018. It is extremely old estimated to be between 60 and 100 years old. It is deciduous with a gnarly twisted trunk with exceptional bark texture. In early summer it blooms quite profusely for a short period of time dotting the tree with small single-petalled white flowers with a yellow center. 

It stands 7" tall from soil level paired with a Koyo pot. 

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Autumn 2018.

March 2019. Buds beginning to swell.

Early summer, 2018.

Autumn 2018.

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02. Princess Persimmon

The tree shown as part of a three point display at the 2017 Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo in Kannapolis, NC.

The persimmon being displayed more formally, although the table used is too big and should be taller to accommodate the semi-cascade design.

The diminutive orange fruit adds brilliant color to the garden in autumn. The leafless canopy punctuated by the colorful fruit make it a memorable image. November 2015

The tree shown as part of a three point display at the 2017 Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo in Kannapolis, NC.

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Princess persimmon (Diospyros rhombifolia) is a Japanese classic and ubiquitous in Japanese gardens. They are appreciated best in the fall when the leaves drop and the stark naked branches contrast beautifully against the orange-red fruit that lasts well until early winter. A beautiful tree that's easy to grow and adds variety and interest to any bonsai garden particularly in the fall. This specimen is being trained as a semi-cascade. 

It stands 7" tall from soil level and 15" wide. It is planted in a Koyo container. 

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