Ishitsuki | Rock-clinging style

Rock-clinging style – A planting where the tree grows on a rock, or the roots cling in a small rock crevice where there is a little soil.


One of the tree shapes that is planted on a stone. The scenery and texture of the stones enhance the wildness and natural flavour of the trees. As shown in the photo, there is a type that is directly attached to the stone with keto soil, etc., or a type that combines the tree attached to the stone and placed in a pot

In nature, trees are forced into all kinds of shapes under the influences of weather, wind and placement. Consequently, bonsai trees can have many shapes and sizes and, depending on their way of growing, they are grouped into various styles and shapes.

Maybe some shapes seem strange and unnatural, but they are all based on the way trees grow in nature. Each tree, however, has its own character and within a certain style there is still an enormous variety. Usually a bonsai tree is given its name according to its shape or the number of trunks it has.

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