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Clump "Kabudachi"

A clump style bonsai tree.

The clump style of bonsai, also known as Kabudachi in Japanese, is a style that features three or more trunks growing from a single root base. The trunks cannot be separate, unlike a group planting, and they form a single crown of foliage. The trunks should have different heights and thicknesses, with the thickest and tallest one forming the apex. The natural equivalent of this style might be a group of trees that have sprouted from a single seed or a collection of suckers from the base of an old tree. This style is suitable for both deciduous and evergreen species, especially those with attractive flowers or fruits.

Other trees in the collection that share this property:

This tree was purchased by The Krohn Conservatory for the Butterfly Show in 2010. 

The pot is large, oval, glazed, green/blue in color and is 5 inches deep.

This fast-growing tree is found mainly in monsoon and rainforests, that can reach a height of up to 100’. It is resistant to drought and mild frost. It produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots on the branches that grow downward. Once these roots reach the ground, they take root and become woody trunks to support the wide canopy branches.

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