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How to grow a bonsai – Formal Vertical Type



As explained in the previous post about the types of bonsai exist and we must know to know how to grow a bonsai.

Today we delve deeper to explain one of the types of bonsai exist, the formal upright.

How to grow a bonsai - Formal Vertical Type

A bonsai with formal upright style is one where the trunk should be perfectly straight, falling naturally and evenly from the base to the apex. Knowing each type of bonsai is important to know how to grow a bonsai.

The branches should be spaced symmetrically so that they are balanced when viewed from any direction. It’s a pretty demanding style to achieve. Junipers, pines and firs are the most desirable to try to grow in the formal upright style that must have it in account to start growing a bonsai of this type.

For effective formal upright style, make sure that approximately one third of the trunk is visible from the front. This can be from the base to set or the first branch, seen through the tracery of its branches.

In general, the placement of branches follows a pattern. The first part of the background is the longest and usually is able to grow in proportion to the equivalent of one third of the total tree height.

The top of this type of bonsai is usually very thick, with full and well branched foliage; it is difficult to see the internal structure through the mass of leaves or needles.

The tip of this style of bonsai also has a slight curve, to lean forward and effectively looks at the viewer. Depending on what kind of tree is used, the entire tree does not have to be symmetrical but rather the branches could ascend alternately each side, this should be kept in mind when learning how to grow a bonsai of this type.

Read also:   Growing a bonsai from seed - Young plants

The branches and trunk of a formal upright bonsai always take a particular slant. This is achieved by cutting the growing tip of the trunk or branch with each New Year.

Do not forget the wiring of a new branch in position to form the apex. This is something very difficult to do, however, produce spectacular results when the trunk starts to mature and the taper is becoming prominent. Carrying this out will explain in subsequent post to expand knowledge on how to grow a bonsai.

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