Casuarina – A Perfect Tree for Bonsai

Group Plantation of Casuarina

Group Plantation of Casuarina

Casuarina equisetifolia  is regarded as a tropical pine and in the field of tropical bonsai, it has come to be an excellent substitute for Japanese pine.  It is a perfect tree for Bonsai since it lends itself to be trained into all traditional styles  with ease and makes for beautiful Bonsai specimens.

Casuarina equisetifolia

Casuarina equisetifolia

Sometime during his bonsai journey, D Ravindran developed a great fascination for this tree and he has been doing considerable work on it. He finds them a delight to work on and has been researching about how well they can be trained into the various styles of bonsai. This tree with a vigorous growth rate requires intense pruning and wiring to refine into the desired styles. He hopes to gradually have specimens in each style. As a result, Nikki Bonsai Garden has a whole area dedicated to these  evergreens with their slender foliage. Nikki Bonsai Garden’s Casuarina Corner features a considerable number of  them and you can see all major styles of bonsai exhibited here.

Ravindran adding a final touch to a Group Plantation of Casuarina

Ravindran adding a final touch to a Group Plantation of Casuarina

The exclusive grove for Casuarina is arranged in the style of a Japanese garden with gravel and stone features and has displays in both formal and informal group planting. The informal style was arranged barely a year back. It is also one of the chief attractions of the Garden.

Casuarina Corner at Nikki Bonsai Garden

Casuarina Corner at Nikki Bonsai Garden

 

 

 

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  1. jekathish says:

    Fine work, Excellent Presentation !

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