Informal Upright Bonsai. Brian Van Fleet. The Basic Bonsai Styles. Cascade. Styles are caused by natural or implied growing conditions Style names are dictated by trunk shape Infinite variants are possible, but will generally fit into these categories. Semi-Cascade. Informal Upright.
Brian Van Fleet
From “Bonsai Techniques II” by John Y. Naka
Photos: “The Step-by-step Guide to Growing Bonsai” by Colin Lewis
The differences between Formal and Informal are subtle…can you identify them?
Rule Breaker? Opposed branches…
Rule Breaker? “Eye-Poke” branch…