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ZELKOVA (JAPANESE ELM) - Strong growing DECIDUOUS TREE with long erect branches growing from a short straight trunk. In winter the ELONGATED, serrated edged, LEAVES turn from deep green to crimson/bronze, orange/yellow.
STYLE : Suitable for all styles but especially suited to broom and group styles (especially if trunks are not straight enough for broom).
WARNING : Keep the structure light and airy as congestion of fine twigs can cause dieback - sometimes of whole branch.
ZUKURI - Also termed SHIDARI in the East and WEEPING Style in the West.
Similar to style in nature of the weeping willow. Bottom branches should be bigger than the top, as in other styles, and will weep less than top branches.
SHOOTS should be trained early to produce the "fishing pole" curve effect. In this case the curve can be achieved using weights as opposed to wire.
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