"SUMO" CUSTOM COLLECTION

                SUMO was our primary styling since 1973 when Fuku-Bonsai began.  SUMO are ideal trees for our Hawaiian Lava Plantings.  Trees are short and stout with heavy tapering trunks or multiple trunked with a lot of heavy low branches.  Sumo trees are ideal for training into Banyan Bonsai and we place great emphasis on developing very heavy trunk and root buttressing. 

                 Generally, Sumo trees are upright for training into low, wide, heavy crowned Banyan Bonsai.  But some are being trained to have more aerial roots (but generally not as prominent as those designated "Roots!"  Between Sumo and Roots, it is possible to create just about any Banyan Bonsai variation imaginable.  They are also ideal for lower or medium height rock plantings although Roots are generally preferred to plant on tall rocks.  Please email if there are questions or assistance needed.  ~~~David (david.f@fukubonsai.com)

                NOTE:   UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED,  PHOTOS WERE TAKEN IN DECEMBER 2017. IF VIEWED BEYOND THAT DATE,  THEY MAY HAVE FURTHER DEVELOPED FROM WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN.  

                NOTE ALSO THAT WHEN TAKING THE PHOTOS, WE TEND TO REMOVE A LOT OF LEAVES TO ALLOW VIEWING OF THE TRUNK AND BRANCH STRUCTURE WHICH IS IMPORTANT WHEN EVALUATING A HIGH-STANDARD BONSAI.  MOST OF OUR TREES ARE SOLD AT VARIOUS GROWING-ON STAGES RATHER THAN AFTER FULL REFINEMENT THAT WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF GROWTH POINTS AND REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE LEAVES.  THIS IS A RELATIVELY EASY PROCEDURE FOR THOSE WITH BASIC BONSAI SKILLS.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE BASIC SKILLS, WE RECOMMEND JOINING OUR STUDY GROUPS SO WE CAN HELP TEACH YOU SO YOU CAN PROPERLY MAINTAIN THE TREES.  PLEASE REQUEST HELP IF NEEDED AS WE WANT THESE TREES TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE! 

                

           CC-589-S SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval brown pot. Overall height:  12".  Overall width: 19".  Roots 4.5" wide x about 4.5" high.  A younger but very high potential Sumo with roots dropping from high branches in the rainforest manner.  Tree has potential to be a wide, low banyan or if potted higher to be the highly desirable rainforest banyan.

            $900 +  shipping

          CC-594-S SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  11".  Overall width: 14". 5 1/2" wide trunk root base including aerial roots falling from high in the tree.  A premium small bonsai in low, wide, upright sumo banyan form with potential to be a premium bonsai.

            $900 +  shipping

          CC-595-S SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  14".  Overall width: 18". A nice low, wide banyan with well-shaped crown and outstanding lower roots to be a high standard medium size bonsai.  22-25 years in training.

            $1,500 +  shipping

        CC-601-S SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  15".  Overall width: 17".  Very promising slanting sumo with numerous well spread out lower branches and an extraordinary amount of aerial roots with great potential to train into a full range of very attractive designs.

            $1,750 +  shipping

 

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
SOLD!       CC-507 SUMO in 26" x 21" x 1.5" deep oval fiberglass tray. Overall height:  27".  Overall width: 36".  

       This is a mature large rainforest banyan ---  one of our oldest in training from the 1970's. An exceptional price for an exceptional tree.  Purchaser must provide proof of adequate experience and skill level to maintain this tree.  Shown to show quality of oldest Fuku-Bonsai trees     

   
         SUMO is our oldest styling and there is a good selection of Custom Collection not shown here.  If you have a preference, please provide as much description as possible with a price range and we will dress and repot if necessary for shipment in three to six months.  We have larger and older plants including a few over 30 years in training.

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