For many Japanese gardeners, the most treasured bonsai are the Imperial Bonsai. This is probably because it represents two great things: beauty and status. First there is exceptional quality, which is inherent in all the Imperial Bonsai Collection and second, it is part of Japan’s Imperial tradition.
Kaede doesn’t turn brown as much as momiji does in autumn, but its fall foliage – a combination of yellow and golden hues – is still equally prized. The reason for this is that it was considered the most desirable form of imperial bonsai trees. When seen next to cherry trees, these varieties have a deeper color, larger foliage and a lovelier appearance.
Imperial bonsai trees are not hardy, so you will have to take special care of them. Contrary to popular belief, they are not intended as houseplants. They are small, indoor plants that can only be placed inside the home. Since they require less maintenance than other bonsai trees, they’re often ideal for apartment living or other areas where daily cleaning is not possible. In fact, they’re so easy to care for, many people consider them to be great starter plants for beginners.
Imperial bonsai trees are actually a cross of three species: a maple tree, a crabapple tree and a plum tree. Each of these trees were chosen specifically because of their foliage, fruit or bark characteristics, allowing the creation of the Imperial variety. They were not, however, randomly chosen: each of the three species share characteristics with each other that make it possible for the combination to be created. It’s these characteristics that help make Imperial bonsai trees so beautiful and unique.
The most common colors found in the foliage of the Imperial bonsai trees are white and silver. They also tend to have gray or black bark, as well as the tendency to have leaves that have sharp edges. The bark on the Imperial types will be either straight or slightly slanted, looking elegant against the backdrop of the tree. Some varieties are even more ornate and delicate than this.
Although the flowers on the largest bonsai trees are beautiful, they don’t usually bear any fruit. However, if you attempt to pick the fruit from one of these plants, you’ll likely find that it is very easy indeed. The pruning of the Imperial varieties will also tend to produce small new leaves instead of flowers. This will make the miniature tree quite unique.
Imperial bonsai trees can be placed indoors or outdoors, but they require a bit of extra care. Although there is the standard selection of trunk and branches to provide support, one thing that they do not need branches that grow outward. Although this is possible, it would cause the branches to get caught in the door or other opening, which would severely limit how far the plant could be moved. Instead, they would need to have a support of one part art form. If you want to move your one part art form from one location to another, just bend the branch so that the base of the branch is opposite the door.
The majority of the bonsai trees mentioned here are from China, where they are among the largest bonsai trees grown. Some are rather rare and hard to find. Imperial bonsai trees are by far not your average bonsai tree, and they are not to be taken lightly. They are a work of art, and they will bring delight to those who view them for the first time.
The branches of most Chinese elm trees are very fine, and they make wonderful additions to the various trunks that are grown as bonsai plants. It is the quality of the branches, as well as their density, that add to the quality of the finished product. In this way, the bonsai artist makes a statement about his or her art form. The trees are often trained into specific patterns, such as certain geometric designs or pictures. The artist may choose to use a variety of colors, and this adds to the richness of the finished piece.
There are several stories surrounding the creation of these trees. One story relates how the owner of the Louvre in Paris was forced to burn down his entire bonsai collection when a fire destroyed the museum. Another version tells how the son of the emperor forced his mother to cut all of the trees in order to save them from the fire. Regardless of which version is true, it is clear that the trees are quite rare and sought after.
Imperial bonsai trees are not only beautiful, but they are very sturdy as well. They can withstand high temperatures and are difficult to kill. If you are interested in growing one of these trees, you should know that they are very different from traditional bonsai trees that are grown indoors. These trees should never be placed in regular outdoor gardens or outside any windows, since they will not survive the elements. You should always ask your supplier about their recommended bonsai size classification size and then follow this recommendation to ensure that your new plant will survive.