Bonsai Trees for Beginners: Bonsai Sizes

Part of the Bonsai Trees for Beginners, this How to do video show you how to classify Bonsai by Sizes, one of the many ways of classifying bonsai trees.

In this video were going to talk about sizes. music Tiny bonsais are called Mame bonsais. They vary from about 10 centimetres down to about 2.5 centimetres. Tiny bonsais are very attractive but they also happen to be very difficult to grow. For one, they dry out quite fast because they're in such small containers. Two. Because they're so small, every branch has to be in the right place. The next size up for the small bonsais which are called Shohin generally are from 20 centimetres to about 10 centimetres. There's a size in between which is between 15 and 25 centimetres which I call Myabi. The really small ones, up to about 15 centimetres are called Komono. The medium-sized bonsais which have been available for a long time are up to about 60 centimeters and perhaps even 80 or 90 centimetres, and theyre the everyday bonsais that most of us have. The largest of the bonsais are called Daizas. They are allowed to grow up to about two metres tall. In the traditional and the old days, it was only the emperor that was allowed to have bonsais this big. I guess the main reason was that only he would have a Takanawa big enough to display a tree of this particular size.

Uploaded: 10/02/2015 Presenter: Mark D'Cruz Film by: Sandra Rychlicka
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