Revisting a 2009 Ezo Spruce
Spruce bonsai have been ‘in the news’ this past year or two. I’ve posted one spruce already this fall… and I thought, why not continue the trend…
Some of you might remember this four-trunk Ezo spruce clump from an earlier post. It was styled in 2009 and left rather leggy as we can’t always cut to where we’d like the first time around. The recent rewiring allowed me to take the branches back to about where the profile should be.
Spruce is a very popular tree for bonsai in Japan. The vigor and tenacity as a potted tree is equaled by few genera, and the serene, quiet feeling of it is greatly appreciated over the water.
As the tree looked after initial styling and ‘potting’ in 2009. Stubs were left on cut branches to control some bleeding of the sap.
In September 2011 before rewiring. In 2010 I planted some ‘Kokinsai’ azalea to the rear, which is a dwarf azalea.
As it looks now following rewiring. There are still thin areas, particularly the canopies of all four (cough) trees. Spruce develops rather rapidly, however, and I think in about three years this should look more mature.