2023 GIFT LIST #2
PREMIUM POTTED BONSAI
THOSE WHO WANT FASTER GROWTH AND TO TRAIN BONSAI!
is in the midst of a major product line evolution.
It will take a
while to complete this evolution and in this interim
period, there may be other sizes that are
individually priced to be available only to those
who visit the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center in
Kurtistown. Please write for more information or if
you'll be visiting.
NOTE: Please confirm availability by email
to email@example.com as inventory is limited.
FOUR CURRENT SIZES:
1. 4LL8 LIVING LOVABLES
in 5'X3"X2" rectangle plastic pots: $65.00 + shipping ("4LL8-S Sumo," "4LL8-R Roots," and
"4LL8-D Dragon" stylings) This
premium small bonsai are 2-3 years older and heavier
than the smaller younger prepared bonsai stock used
in the Introductory Workshop Package (This item may
be in larger pots).
2. 7RLS8 (LIVING
SCULPTURE) in 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" 2 1/2"
rectangular pots: $125.00 + shipping; ("7RLS8-S Sumo,"
"7RLS8-R Roots," and "7RLS8-D Dragon" stylings). This new size is
slightly smaller than our former 8LS8 round pot
items. (We will be switching back to our former 8LS8
round pots --- same price both items.)
3. 9RLS8 (LARGER
LIVING SCULPTURE) in 8.5"x6"x2.5" rectangular pots:
$250.00 + shipping; ("9RLS8-S Sumo,"
"9RLS8-R Roots," and "9RLS8-D Dragon" stylings). This new size is
slightly larger than our former 8LS8 round pot
items but the trees are much heavier and developed
and amongst the favorite of the visitors to the Fuku-Bonsai
Cultural Center. As time permits, we are
potting these into 12"diameter x 1.25" shallow
saucers with multiple drain holes for a very
attractive presentation. Please email to double
check if the styling you want is available in the
12D1 shallow saucer-pot. For the near future,
we will offer both at the same price, but will be
moving more towards the 12D1 shallow saucer-pot
which is a nice transition size to the popular
"Entry-Level Custom Collection" plants.
4. CC (CUSTOM COLLECTION) in
17"x12"x2" oval pots starting from $750 and up. Individually priced and
photographed. ("Sumo," "Roots," "Dragon"
and "Root-Over-Rock" stylings)
Our logo designs
tend to follow Japanese, Chinese, and modern
traditions. How do you tell people that one
group of trees have short stout trunks with a
lot of branches? We decided that the Japanese
sumo warrior was the ideal symbol. Roots was
initially difficult but it turned out to be the
easiest. Hawaiian Dragons is our favorite and
the symbol of our family. This design took many
years to complete.
1. SUMO: Short
and stout; heavy trunks, multiple trunks, low
branches with heavy trunk-root buttressing.
These are favored by "traditional" bonsai
growers who are impressed with the large heavy
trunk-roots. All Hawaiian Lava Plantings
are SUMO so this is our basic original style.
2. ROOTS: Sumo
crown on tall elegant exposed roots. This was
our second major styling and is the most
popular. Indoors, many consider the taller
root trees as the most attractive as the roots
are the distinctive feature of banyan bonsai.
Most are upright with some slanting.
Twisty, turning, fun bonsai! These are the
picture of activity and are never boring! As
time permits, we are training more complex
combination Roots/Dragons and these are
increasingly popular with most sold before they
can mature into older Custom Collection.
These are in 5'x3'x2" (or larger) rectangular plastic bonsai pots..
Ready for refinement into a small bonsai. Or
grow-on to create a medium size bonsai. Actual items shipped will vary as each of our plants are
individually trained. We have recently upgraded this
model item and trees are more mature and heavier. These
are still in limited supply and not in sufficient
quantities for corporate gift orders. We will ship best plants available.
Photos of typical plants to be
7RLS8 LIVING SCULPTURE.
$125 + $16.00 shipping
These are in 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 2
1/2" rectangular pots that are mid-size between the
smaller 4LL8 and the larger 9LS8 model items and are
good values. Photos not yet available but being sent
satisfaction guaranteed. They are slightly smaller than
the popular former 8LS8 that was discontinued as the pot
was no longer available. It is being
replaced with items that have a slightly smaller and a
slightly larger size dimension specification. The two
new sizes fill the gap between the 4LL8 and Custom
Collection. We will be switching back to our former
(PHOTOS OF TYPICAL PLANTS TO BE AVAILABLE SOON)
SUMO 7RLS8-R ROOTS 7RLS8-D DRAGON
LARGER LIVING SCULPTURE. $250 + $16 shipping
These are in 8.5" x 6" x 2.5" heavier rectangular
pots and are popular with visitors to the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural
Center as they are nice size bonsai for displaying
in place of a flower arrangement. These are ready
for refinement into a nice medium-large bonsai. Or
use a #17 Conversion Kit to grow-on to a large
Custom Collection size. Photos below show examples of
items in "model range." These show examples, but
actual items shipped will vary as each of our plants
are individually trained.
NOTE: MOST TREES BEING SHIPPED ARE HEAVIER AND
OLDER THAN THOSE SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS ABOVE AND ARE
ALMOST READY TO UP-POT INTO THE ENTRY LEVEL CUSTOM
This model size was inserted into our product line to
fit the price point between the former 8LS8 and the
Custom Collection (entry level). It has proven to
be a popular size and we will increasingly train for
this price range.
NOTE: DWARF SCHEFFLERA WAS INTRODUCED BY THE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ABOUT 1975 AND A FEW OF OUR
COLLECTION SPECIMENS ARE AMONGST THE OLDEST DWARF
Fuku-Bonsai began in 1973, a large part of our
production went into the "OLD PLANT BANK" to be
continually trained to one day be able to offer 50+ year
old bonsai in training! These trees began training
when very young to establish outstanding basic branches.
They were allowed to "grow wild and thicken --- then
severely cut back hard every few years!"
Most of the plants in the OLD PLANT BANK are kept in the
GROW-OUT STAGE to develop. From time to time as
time allows, a few are moved into the REFINEMENT STAGE
and pruned more often to develop good branch
ramification. We tend to allow extra branches to
give the new owner-trainer the opportunity to "finish
train" his or her bonsai. It is a lot easier to
remove the extra branches if desired.
Most low quality bonsai stock don't have enough branches
and it's rarely successful trying to add a branch if
needed! Custom Collection are the cream of our crop. Each specific plant is
individually photographed, described, and priced.
They start at $750.
If interested, please request the current availability
list as we continually add plants as time permits and
remove the ones that are sold. If you don't see
what you want, email a style and a budget range, and
I'll add a photo with description and price. We
reserve the right to only sell Custom Collection trees
to those with proven experience growing Fuku-Bonsai's
True Indoor Bonsai(tm) AND NOT TO BEGINNERS OR AS GIFTS.
NOTE: Our "Entry Level" Custom Collection is
priced at $750 + shipping with the plants the larger and
more developed 9RLS8 plants that are at least 10
years or more in training. There's a lot of detailed
work that goes into up-potting these older trees into
17"x12"x2" oval pots and for those who want just one or
two nice trees, this is a popular choice as the trees
are already attractive and with the recent repotting,
there is strong growth for continuing development.
Higher priced, highest quality, older trees up to 40 years in training
are also available from the pioneer
of True Indoor Bonsai since 1962! For
more Custom Collection information: go to
This section of our product line is steadily evolving.
For more current information, please contact David W. Fukumoto at
Go to CUSTOM COLLECTION