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Willow Leaf Ficus

2017

I purchased the willow leaf ficus from Garry Lai during the Bonsai-A-thon in Los Angeles that year. The tree came in a larger bonsai pot and had a nice trunk and the roots were strong and I felt that with little work I could make this very acceptable.

The tree was repotted in August of 2017.

2018

More compacting of the shape and refinement of the branches.

2019

For 2019 all the wire is now removed and the branches set. There is a large branch in the upper left of the tree that I will remove in summer. I have a branch directly above it that I can bend down to fill the hole as well as it being small enough to last for a long time.

The latest update to this tree has been the removal of the large branch in the upper left area of the tree.

The offending branch was removed and a smaller branch above was wired and bent into place. This will improve the appearance of the tree over time and not look so heavy in the top like fast growing trees do.

The appearance now.

Posted May 1, 2019 by California Bonsai Art

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