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Kifu Sho (8 to 16 inches, "Medium")

A Kifu Sho sized bonsai tree.

Kifu Sho is one of the seven size classifications of bonsai, the art of growing miniature trees in containers. Kifu Sho bonsai are medium-sized trees that usually measure between 8 and 16 inches in height. They are slightly bigger than Shohin bonsai, but smaller than Chuhin bonsai. Kifu Sho bonsai are popular among bonsai enthusiasts because they are easy to care for and versatile. They can display a lot of character and beauty in their trunk, branches, leaves, and flowers. Kifu Sho bonsai can be grown in various styles, such as formal upright, informal upright, slanting, cascade, semi-cascade, literati, forest, raft, and root-over-rock.

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This tree was donated by longtime Bonsai Society members Mary and Joe Kayata in 1996.  It is an informal upright style.  The pot is Chinese, rectangular, glazed, green in color and is 4 inches deep.

Ficus microcarpa is native to tropical Asia, southern China, Taiwan, islands of the Western Pacific and Australia.  Naturalized populations of this tree have been found in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Ventura counties, including on buildings, bridges, and other structures. 

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