Bonsai Trees – The Imperial Orchid Tree is a Great Choice For Your Bonsai Outside
Imperial Bonsai owes its origins to the Japanese culture. It has roots dating back over two thousand years. Japanese bonsai trees are known for their thick, dark green leaves and strong roots. Their bark is shiny while their branches are twisted into shapes. Some have silver colored leaves and silver or gold colored ornaments.
In this article we will discuss the history of the Imperial bonsai tree as well as how to properly care for and maintain one. The Imperial art form of bonsai trees started just over two thousand years ago. Artisans created these beautiful art forms from inexpensive pieces of wood that were then molded and shaped. Each artist spent a great deal of time on the creation of each piece of art work.
The tradition of creating beautiful bonsai trees grew in popularity in the 14th Century. Soon, it was brought to the world’s attention by the Japanese emperor who visited China. The Japanese emperor invited bonsai trees from China to add to his collection. This popular event sparked the growing interest of westerners who soon began trying to understand how to grow and care for the Japanese imperial bonsai trees.
Imperial bonsai trees are often referred to as Chinese elm trees or Japanese elm trees. The name was given because they were originally from China. They were called shohin (meaning small tree) in ancient China because of their small size and beautiful bark. They were also known as sanchin (meaning large tree) due to their thick, broad leaves. Because of their widespread distribution across China they are often referred to as multi trees in western cultures.
Historically, the trees were grown in large tea gardens because their large size limited the number of trees that could be grown on a particular piece of land. They were often watered heavily and some even had to be transported hundreds of miles to reach the emperor. Today, they can be found in most homes around the world. They have become quite popular in the western culture because of their attractive blooms and small size. Many people grow them as ornamental plants in inside and outside of their home. The Japanese commonly use the Imperial bonsai tree in tea ceremonies and believe that the small size of these trees symbolizes the emperor’s power and stature.
There is a great deal of symbolic meaning for the Japanese bonsai trees. The shape of the tree, when it is young, resembles the flame of a stove. The flame symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, while the leaves symbolize truth, honor, and wisdom. While they are not as common in western cultures, they are more popular in Japan due to their close relation to the Japanese culture. Many antique pieces have been created from the small trees. They are often displayed in the home or office displaying the artistic design that was used throughout the piece.
Imperial bonsai trees can often grow up to twenty-five inches tall and are considered small trees in the bonsai world. Some varieties are quite rare and can only be found in a few select places around the world. They have deep roots that make them very easy to maintain and tend to live for decades, if cared for properly.
It should be noted that these trees are not easy to find. They are much more popular in the Japanese culture and are often displayed indoors or are placed outdoors in outdoor containers. These trees do require regular watering and are pruned every two or three years. They do not like soil that is clay-based, will tolerate most fertilizer and have fairly fair sunlight requirements. They also tend to have slightly larger leaves than other varieties of bonsai trees.