Cascade Bonsai style
A tree living
in nature on a steep
cliff can bend downward as a result
of several factors,
like snow or falling
rocks. These factors cause the tree
to grow downwards.
With Bonsai it
can be difficult to maintain a
downward-growing tree because
the direction of growth opposes
the tree’s natural tendency to
grow upright. Cascade Bonsai are
planted in tall pots. The tree should
grow upright for a small stretch but t
hen bend downward. The crown of the
tree usually grows above the rim of the
pot, but the subsequent
alternate left and right on the outermost
of an S-shaped trunk.
These branchings should grow out
horizontally in order to maintain
balance of the tree.