An Import From Vietnam - Semi Cascade Ficus

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Here's my latest purchase, an import from Vietnam. I am truly in love with cascade bonsai.:)
 

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What kind of a tree is this? Any reason why your drawn to cascades?
 

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Jason,
It's a ficus, which variety I'm not sure. I guess my reason for the love of cascade bonsai is the wild look it gives, imitating what you would see in the mountains. That and the fact that you don't see any really good ones because most people just take a juniper whip and bend it over and say it's a cascade.:mad:

Here's my two other cascades, a JBP that I had nothing to do with as it was purchased as a cascade, and a procumbens juniper that I started myself.:D
 

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Colorado Slim,
glad you like the procumbens. Here's a pic of what it looked like at purchase and the fact that I had no Idea of what to do with this little guy. It wasn't until 4 yrs later after letting it grow some branch structure that I decided to make it a semi cascade and eventually a cascade juniper.:)

The pic was taken in 1998.
 

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