The Japanese term "Yatsufusa" (八房) refers to the dwarf variety of a tree that will not grow to the size of an ordinary tree of the same species. Branches and leaves of a Yatsufusa tree are smaller than those of ordinary trees. Yatsufusa trees are suitable for bonsai cultivation because they send out small branches and leaves. They are also easy to grow and to shape the form of a tree. It is highly valued in the bonsai world.