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The joys of Chojubai –

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find any excuse to share photos of Chojubai!

Some of these pictures are of the older trees that bloom in my yard this spring, in their new old pots. (I love that contradiction, “new antique’-new to me, but also greater for me and everyone else).’ve Also included pictures of young plants that I’m growing.

‘Chojubai’ is the name of cultivate a dwarf form of Japanese quince flowering. Due to the shortage of Chojubai bonsai in the United States, and because I like working with them, a few years ago started to grow in some volume. Although capacity develop woody plants is almost unprecedented in the Willamette valley of Oregon, I still will take about 8 years to make a product that I’m happy with, prepared for a bonsai pot. Meanwhile I will share some of the Chojubai I go here in several stages.

to date, potted Chojubai outperform all other plants combined in my yard … but never admit any favoritism. in fact, only multiply every time I I turn around, they have nothing to do with it. Randy bugs. I think they need a conference on safe spread. Until I do, I will continue to pots to newcomers.

For more information on Chojubai including some famous trees of Japan, see my previous post tiny jewels.


12 “H, 22” W. One of the biggest Chojubai I have. This seems to start growing a little later than others and only flowers once a year, but has a great crust. In a pot that is not old, but perhaps 40 years old, and must have been used at least 39 of those years, as it has a beautiful patina developing on its surface, gently graying cream enamel.

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10 H. “This tree is of modest size in a Chinese shirokouchi nakawatari, which is slang for bonsai fantasy: The pot came from China about 150 years ago and it has a cream icing. Pot supplied by Master Mateo Carrete.


16 “H. Although almost as old as the first, perhaps 40 years, this tree does not have as good crust, but grows stronger and the proliferation of 2-3 times a year. The cortex is related to age, but more significantly for Chojubai, which is related to genetics. So if we have a young plant and do not know where it comes from, we will not know when or whether to develop wonderfully craggy bark much adds to its beauty in checked winter. One 25-year-old plant I still do not have any of that characteristic bark.


11 “H. This Chojubai was cultivated by Anne Spencer since 1990 from an old plant three years. Container Sara Rayner. Anne was meticulous in his notes, and I read: “Bought at the convention GSBF Roy Nagatoshi. It is cut from the original plant, near nursery Nagatoshi, originally from Japan. $ 7.50 3 years. cut. Planted in the garden for winter. “This small tree blooms a couple of times a year. We all miss Anne.


20″ wide. This scoundrel has been growing in my yard for a couple of years, it purchased as a plant 6-7 years old, Telperion Farms. Blooms several times a year, if I leave. Which it is not so.


More rascals in the back forty, also originally Telperion Farms a couple of years.


A-to-be miscreant. Cuttings taken last year from the old tree multi-trunk on this input, the first photo. I love the bark of that tree! Some of these cuts were trying to bloom less than a year from the roots growing. I do not make this stuff up! They are mad plants.

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