"SUMO" CUSTOM COLLECTION

                SUMO was our primary styling since 1973 when Fuku-Bonsai began as it produces the ideal trees for our then 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 NOVEMBER 2014 AND IF THESE PHOTOS ARE BEING REVIEWED 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! 

                NOTE THAT SOME PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF TREES THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD CONTINUE TO BE POSTED AS THEY SERVE AS A GENERAL GUIDE TO OUR PRICES AND QUALITY STANDARDS.  ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF OUR INVENTORY OF OLDER PLANTS ARE PHOTOGRAPHED AND SHOWN.  IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REQUEST PHOTOS OF CURRENT PLANTS AVAILABLE BASED UPON STYLES AND PRICE RANGES.  WE WILL PHOTOGRAPH, POST, AND INFORM YOU WHEN THE PHOTOS ARE TAKEN.

                

CC-497 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  11".  Overall width: 13".  Roots 4.5" wide x about 4.5" high. Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and partially extended roots.  All trees have a lot of potential for refinement and finishing into a smaller bonsai into a full range of styling or to be grown on for larger bonsai.

            $350 +  shipping

         THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE CUSTOM COLLECTION SUMO ENTRY LEVEL TREES.  PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OTHER TREES AVAILABLE.  This specific plant may already been sold but serves as our standard for other "Entry level Custom Collection Sumo."  We usually ship plants of higher standard and guarantee satisfaction and safe arrival.

 

 

  CC-498 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  9".  Overall width: 15".  Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  This tree has completed its first major grow-out stage and has added aerial roots and enough branches to begin shaping the crown. 

            $450 +  shipping

 

 

SOLD

 CC-499 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  12".  Overall width: 17".  Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  This tree has completed its first major grow-out stage and has added aerial roots and enough branches to begin shaping the crown. 

            $550 +  shipping

IDEAL FOR RAINFOREST BANYAN!

 

 SOLD

CC-500 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  9".  Overall width: 14".  Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  This tree has completed its second major grow-out stage and has added aerial roots and enough branches to begin shaping the crown. 

            $600 +  shipping

POTENTIAL FOR RAINFOREST BANYAN!

 

SOLD

CC-501 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  11".  Overall width: 12".  Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  This tree has completed its second major grow-out stage and has added aerial roots and enough branches to begin shaping the crown. 

            $700 +  shipping

POTENTIAL FOR RAINFOREST BANYAN!

 

 

 CC-502 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  12".  Overall width: 13".  Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  This tree has a lot of potential for refinement and finishing into a smaller bonsai into a full range of styling.

            $800 +  shipping

CANDIDATE FOR RAINFOREST BANYAN STYLING. 

 

 

      CC-503 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  11".  Overall width: 14".  High roots  already covering the trunk and lower branches. CANDIDATE FOR RAINFOREST BANYAN STYLING.

            $750 + shipping

        CC-504 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  11".  Overall width: 14".   Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  High potential rainforest banyan.  

            $650 +  shipping

      CC-505 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  10".  Overall width: 13".    Nice heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots.  High potential rainforest banyan.

            $725 + shipping

 

SOLD       CC-529 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  15".  Overall width: 21".    Premium rainforest banyan with heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots from high in branches.  About 20 years in training. 

            $1,250 + shipping

            (March 2016 photo)

 

 

SOLD

         CC-530 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  15".  Overall width: 23".    Wide-low premium rainforest banyan with heavy trunk, well placed branches, and strong aerial roots from high in branches.  About 20 years in training. 

            $1,250 + shipping

            (March 2016 photo)

 

 

 

SOLD

          CC-531 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  16".  Overall width: 20".    Exceptional taller banyan form with extensive aerial roots from high in branches.  About 23-25 years in training. 

            $1,500 + shipping

            (March 2016 photo)

 

 

 

 

          CC-532 SUMO in 17"x12"x2" plastic oval sandy tan pot. Overall height:  17".  Overall width: 20".    Taller banyan form with extensive aerial roots from high in branches.  About 25 years in training. 

            $1,750 + shipping

            (March 2016 photo)

 

 

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.    

              One of our oldest most developed Custom Collection that was sold. A few other such trees are available. Please email if interested.

SOLD

CC-534-S   This tree is amongst our best with "Rainforest" styling where aerial roots drop from high branches and fall free of the trunk. Oval pot: 17"x12"x2".  16" tall measured from top of pot rim.  20" wide;  Aerial roots 9" wide.  Recently repotted.

$1,200 + shipping

February 2017 photo

         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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