Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Big rowan is presentable for the first time

Rowan/Mountain Ash, Sorbus aucuparia. Collected in Germany in 2000. In 2008 Alex and I decided to start the bonsai life of this tree. The boring trunk was opened. No preservation was used on purpose. I want this trunk to be hollow.
After taking off the wire it looks presentable for the fist time. It may well be exhibited this year already.
























4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Sorbus aucuparia, not acuparia as you say.

Walter Pall said...

Thanks, corrected.

Ima Bader said...

My Son's name is Rowan after this very tree. any chance you know how to get one to California, USA? I have wanted one since he was born and now knowing that Bonsai is possible... WOW! Your "Rowan" is as beautiful as mine!

Walter Pall said...

Ima, good news , they now grow in California. Read this:
http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/tfl.rowan.html

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7684

http://www.planfor.fr/buy,rowan,1845,609,list,EN,609

good luck
WP