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 evergreenspecies, especially those with attractive flowers or fruits.
Other trees in the collection that share this property:
This Bougainvillea was a demonstration tree for the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati in 2007 and was originally styled by bonsai artist Erik Wigert. It was donated to the Krohn Conservatory by the Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati in 2008.