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Quince

Technique

Reverse taper

Miura Hiroki (from Miura Baijyu-En nursery) is a specialist in shohin bonsai. Here he shows how to improve trees with reverse tapering trunks by using air-layering techniques


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Shohin

Would you dare?

Chojubai, the dwarf variety of the Japanese quince, is cut in half.


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Step by Step

Can you see the forest for the trees?

A group planting is one of the most creative styles and quite easy to make With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to make a group planting, or yose-ue. But first let’s learn from some examples. The theme this…...


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Tree guide

Chaenomeles

The quince is perhaps the only fruit and flower bearing tree with so many attractive qualities. The dramatic movement and the purple brown flaking bark of the trunk make it stand out from other deciduous trees. As a bonus, it grows a bright yellow pear-shaped fruit that ripens in winter.

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