When you hear bonsai, in your mind you will imagine a beautiful miniature tree, artistically bent and grown adorning a centre table somewhere. Bonsai, indeed, means tiny trees and what you think about it is not wrong. However, did you know that there is another type of bonsai that it usually kept outdoors, that is called large bonsai tree. I doubt you have heard the term, but run a search on the internet and you will find out how many websites market this species of bonsai.
What is the Large Bonsai Tree?
The large bonsai tree is exactly what its name implies – nothing more, nothing less. Some people while growing the bonsai tree let it grow a bit more than required. Hence, the tree does not stop growing where it needs to stop for it to become the miniature we are all used to, but rather grows to the size on one to one-and-half meters in length.
At this size, the tree can not be termed as a fully grown tree; neither can it be called bonsai in the strictest sense. So, it has become known as the large bonsai tree. This type of tree is usually as beautiful as its counterpart the natural bonsai tree; it is only taller. This is the only difference between the tiny bonsai and the large bonsai tree.
This type of tree is controlled and taken care of exactly in the same way as the tiny one. The exception here is that it is mostly left outside instead of being kept inside because it is not feasible to move it as often as wanted. These trees are hence, ideal for miniature landscaping and parks for children. Many people have them adorn the front of their houses where they make for excellent view.
There is a great demand for these type trees nowadays in public places. There are many parks which specialize in planting and growing this type of trees and the result is usually breathtaking. Among the species that are most popular are, the Japanese Maple Tree, the Bush Cherry, the Orange tree and the Hawaiian Umbrella Tree. Each one of them is indeed a vision in itself.
Though a bit less known than the regular bonsai species, these trees too are becoming popular around the world. Who knows they might just surpass their miniature friends soon.