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Pot Deepness– Do Not Cut it Shut!

The standard runs: pot deepness need to amount to trunk size. This, however, is a visual standard. Lots of bonsai choose a much deeper pot.

A deep pot resembles tennis shoes. Great for skipping about in. The high heels as well as gown footwear are for primp, maintained in the wardrobe with the superficial program pots for weddings.

There are types choices in pot deepness, cooperated the adhering to pictures-


This Japanese White Pine bunjin is mounded. This includes extra deepness to a pot currently two times as deep as the thickest trunk. Pines are happiest in much deeper pots. (Picture politeness Bonsai Realm.)


Coast Pine with a trunk girth half the deepness of the pot– an excellent year-round expanding pot.


The standard functions much better with maples. The pot is as deep as the thickest trunk– a terrific program pot, as well as with treatment can operate as a year-round pot. Somewhat upsizing this pot would certainly enable higher simplicity of treatment as well as plant vitality.


A Japanese Maple ‘Beni-kawa’ in a superficial pot. (This is an oblong pot, photographed from the side.) Maples expand well in superficial pots year-round.


Hedges are one more issue. They do much better in much deeper pots. I do not suggest expanding Chojubai or Azaleas in superficial pots. A lot of my Chojubai remain in much deeper pots than this set. Since the dirt is mounded, this one just functions horticulturally as a year-round pot.


One More Chojubai. Much deeper pots supply much easier year-round hedge treatment.


Skinny-trunked azalea in a deep pot. (Picture politeness Andrew Robson.)

Carmen, my present pupil, showing appropriate stick method. (In fact what I desire you to see is this Azalea’s biggest trunk has to do with half the size of the pot deepness. A great year-round expanding pot.)


John Eads, previous pupil, with Carmen, both plainly delighted by this azalea trunk’s girth being half the deepness of the pot (although blossoms are concealing it).


When you reach this girth, the pot deepness can be comparable to trunk girth as well as all is well in hedge land. Deep pots supply much better water drainage to a higher portion of the dirt mass.


A favored picture of my educator, Mr. Shinji Suzuki. This picture is from ages back. Possibly 2004. He’s resting beside a Cotoneaster in a pot two times as deep as the trunk girth. A great pot to expand in year-round.



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