Promoting the art of Bonsai in Northern Ireland

Tree 28: Boston Ivy

dscf8228dsc_0264Tree Species: Boston Ivy ( Parthenocissus tricuspidata)

Owner: Ben Follis – Joined the NIBS as a transfer from the Wessex Bonsai Society in 2010, current Committee member.

Potter if Known: Chinese

History: Ben collected this tree from a garden where it had been a creeper growing on a wall. It was placed in a training pot for a few years and in 2014 transferred into a semi cascade pot. The Autumn colour is by far one of the most striking you will find and not a common species for bonsai either.

This tree was selected for Bonsai3o to exhibit this unusual species and hopefully show it’s colour to best effect.

Tree in May 2013


February 2014 and a repot

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September 2015

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