I believe this tree was imported from Japan during the 1990’s. I acquired the tree around 2000 and it was then sold to one of my students. About 10 years later the tree came back to me under tragic circumstances. I have had to nurture the tree back into good health. It spent several years in my growing beds and also had to be treated for a severe attack of juniper scale.
Finally the tree was strong enough to be potted up and offered for sale. The tree had lost its original shape over the years and branches had been allowed to extend to aid its recovery. Consequently there was no interest from anyone enquiring about wanting to purchase the tree.
I am in the process of styling some of my material ready for sale and decided that this tree deserved the chance to be taken to its next level and retuned to its former glory. Hopefully it will make it a more attractive proposition in trying to sell it. This is the story of the restyling process.
This bonsai has been through a lot in the 25 years I have known it. Having rescued the tree and saved its life it has now rewarded me with this remarkable transformation.
I hope its new appearance will help attract a buyer and new home where it can be cherished and taken to its next level.