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Chojubai: 10-12 months Growth

After rising Chojubai for 10 years from 2” cuttings, I now have some concept what’s doable in that timeframe.

A number of weeks in the past we had Daisaku Nomoto within the backyard, and on going into the Chojubai home the place our efforts of the final decade had been, he mentioned, “Solely ten years! In Japan they’d be half that measurement.” Balmy Oregon climate is sweet for one thing, I suppose.

We do work on them no less than twice yearly. Both wiring or reducing, usually a little bit of each. 

From the beginning we had the intent to promote them, as completed bonsai. 2021 was the primary yr we potted a number of up. Now we’re potting 6-8 a yr.

Listed here are a number of pictures of the Chojubai we bought this yr. 


We had a little bit of enjoyable with our promo to our consumers… This one we referred to as Belle (from Magnificence and the Beast). Most names are Pixar / Disney impressed, and every got here with “adoption” data, together with a persona sketch and their favourite superhero. Belle’s was Marvel Lady. 20” extensive x 10” excessive. Age: 11 Pot: Reiho 


That is Russell (the adolescent in UP). Stats: 12” extensive x 9” excessive. Age: 10 Pot: Yamaaki 


Skeletor (He-Man’s nemesis) Stats: 21” extensive x 14” excessive. Age: 11 Pot: Tokoname


Dot (from The Incredibles). 6” extensive x 4” excessive. Age: 7 Pot: Bunzan

If you wish to be on the Chojubai “Checklist”—ready in line for one in every of our potted up Chojubai—please ship me an e-mail! The record is at the moment a few 6 yr wait. 




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