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A literati bonsai

Post  bd47je on Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:52 am

Hi Forum ! It's my pleasure to join you all here . I'm from Vietnam I'm a bonsai enthusiast. Today I'd like to show you one of my bonsai trees; looking forward to receiving any of your comments. Many thanks!

This is a one- foot tall FERONIA LIMONIA , a typical kind of bonsai in my country. What impresses me the most is its lumpy bark and I'm also kind of loving literati style.



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Literati Bonsai

Post  bonsaisr on Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:59 am

The name is Feronia limonia (Swingle is the author, not part of the name). Common name in English is wood apple. It belongs to the Rutaceae & is closely related to Citrus.
Very interesting tree. Literati is usually about stark simplicity, & this is a very busy tree. You can reduce the canopy, but I don't know about that screaming fascinating bark. I will defer to the experts.
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  bd47je on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:23 am

bonsaisr wrote:The name is Feronia limonia (Swingle is the author, not part of the name). Common name in English is wood apple. It belongs to the Rutaceae & is closely related to Citrus.
Very interesting tree. Literati is usually about stark simplicity, & this is a very busy tree. You can reduce the canopy, but I don't know about that screaming fascinating bark. I will defer to the experts.
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Thanks so much for your suggestion and hope to receive more help from you in the future.

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  bigbabol on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:37 am

it is an old nice tree, thank for sharing
merry christmas and happy new year to all Very Happy especially to you Very Happy
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  bd47je on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:44 am

bigbabol wrote:it is an old nice tree, thank for sharing
merry christmas and happy new year to all Very Happy especially to you Very Happy

Thanks a lot and the same to you! bounce bounce bounce

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:55 am

I agree with Iris that its a bit too bulky and full for a Literati but never the less, is really well designed and I just love that bark. Very Happy

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  alonsou on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:11 am

Great Bonsai, I also agree with Will and Iris a little too bulky, this will be my approach:

Pot is Tokoname #65A50-57



I like it to be my first virtual lol!
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Budi Sulistyo on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:34 am

Nice tree. But to my mind it is not Feronia limonia, but Feronia lucida. Feronia limonia has bigger leaves.

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Sam Ogranaja on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:52 am

alonsou wrote:Great Bonsai, I also agree with Will and Iris a little too bulky, this will be my approach:

Pot is Tokoname #65A50-57



I like it to be my first virtual lol!

That's exactly what I was thinking.

Sweet tree.
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:17 am

Lovely tree. The bark is so warty!
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  xuan le on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:34 am

Very nice tree, congratulations!
Budi is right about the scientific name as far as I know.

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Hans van Meer. on Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:43 pm

will baddeley wrote:I agree with Iris that its a bit too bulky and full for a Literati but never the less, is really well designed and I just love that bark. Very Happy

Even with this beautiful rough skin, it is a lovely feminine tree! It might be a bit to full to be a true? Literati, but I think that the to low angle from witch this picture is made, hides the open spaces that are there between the branches. A picture made from 25 cm/ 10 inch higher or so, would make the tree look much opener/lighter. But any way, I like it a lot! Very Happy
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  MikeG on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:17 pm

Very beautiful tree. I'm new to this art, and I guess I'd agree that it doesnt fit the "rules" to be true literati. Nonetheless, I wouldnt change a thing about it. The long, femenine, sinuous, but still tapered and rough trunk is awesome. I like the canopy the way it is. Maybe, technically it's not literali, but beautiful the way it is.
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Hi.
This is a very aged looking lovely tree. If it were my tree i wont change it a bit. what would I probably do is not to name it as literati.


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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:09 pm

Totally agree Jun....Leave the design as it is.

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Pola on Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:37 pm

I agree...it's a beautiful tree!
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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  Ravi Kiran on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:45 pm

A very nice tree indeed. I do have a tree of the same species but not half as good Sad Nevertheless, congrats on such a wonderful tree.

I agree with Hans, the if the tree could be photographed again from a more elevated position than the current pic, then it would show the tree from a better perspective.

I also agree with Jun on naming the style. While technically this tree does qualify (by the rule book) as Literati, if this was my tree, then I'd probably call it the "TREE STYLE" Very Happy

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  dorothy7774 on Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:09 am

Good tree! Needs only better taper in the upper third.

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:20 am

Bd47ji Very nice tree you have there!! my opion with this tree with that wondrerful trunk!! i would style like the 2ond post..don,t remove any branches... you will have a great bonsai...take care john

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  bd47je on Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:25 pm

Great suggestions! A thousand thanks to everybody ! More than I expected, you all made me very happy. I'll take another pic to show you soon.

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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  RichLewis on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:04 pm

I would call this 'informal upright', and it looks amazing as it is. Please don't remove anything!

Besides, the 'literati' or 'bunjin' style should be reserved for conifers. In my opinion, it is extremely difficult to make a convincing literati from a broadleaved tree. ThumbsUp


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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  bd47je on Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:31 am

This pic was taken from a higher position as Hans van Meer's suggestion and maybe looks lighter now ? I also think I should call it an informal upright to be more exact ?


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Re: A literati bonsai

Post  fiona on Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:56 am

My own feeling is that I'd leave the foliage as it is. Sure, the reduction as suggested in the virt would be nice, but it would make this tree look like so many other literati. I'd leave it with its own distinct character as it has currently.

The only thing I'd consider doing (if the root ball allows it) is putting it in a shallower pot, but with the same shape as its current one.

A nice tree to have in your collection in any case.

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