Bonsai Styles: Cascade Style

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The trunk of a cascade bonsai should come forward of the pot and slightly to one side. Cascades are always planted in deep pots to provide both visual and physical stability.

The cascade, as with all bonsai styles should have a triangular shape, the tip of which should be below the trunk in the pot.The exception to this rule is if the cascade is also in the windswept style

Ideally a cascade should be developed from a large low branch, bending a tree over and wiring it down will produce an unnatural looking tree.

Allen. C. Roffey 08:46 28/01/2001