Types of Trees

As they develop, some twisting is exhibited by trees. Even though counter-clockwise spirals also happen the woodgrain generally spirals clockwise up the amount of the trunk. This phenomenon that is organic doesn’t really distort the development of the tree. Some trees, nevertheless, have a tendency to get a twisted that is pronounced element where the trunk deviates in the normal development that is straight. Inclusion of a tree that displays development that is twisted serves as a focal level and provides interest. Choose. It can not be specific that twists will be developed by an individual youthful plant. Some trees are trained to develop in a way that was twisted.


Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana, U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 2 through 6) has crooked branching and trunk development when grown in open rather than forested circumstances, giving it somewhat of a bonsai look. Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris, USDA hardiness zones 3 through 7) also has an irregular and contorted growth practice. Young trees have an upright form, with progress building as the tree ages. Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii, USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9) displays crooked, contorted development that will be enhanced when planted in exposed areas.


Picturesque because of its thick fissured grey bark, cork-oak (Quercus suber, USDA hardiness zones 7 through 9) could form a twisted trunk. Overcup oak (Quercus lyrata, USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9), indigenous to Us east coastal plains, usually displays twisted development. Its value as a timber tree is consequently restricted. A California native, coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia, USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10) has a reputation for creating twisted gnarled trunks.

Other Trees

Twisted acacia (Acacia schaffneri, USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11) wants pruning when young to increase twisted development of trunk and branches. Willow myrtle (Agonis flexuosa, USDA hardiness zones 8b through 1-1) has aromatic evergreen weeping branches that partly conceal twisted trunks. “Little Snowman,” a cultivar of snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora “Frosty”, USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10) is a little weeping tree that’s white bark with multi-colored pastel patches throughout bark shedding as well as a twisted trunk.

Trees Educated to Twist

Ornamental ficus (Ficus benjamina, USDA hardiness zones 9b through 1-1) is employed as a home or patio plant in all USDA zones. It tolerates low-light circumstances but not frost. It’s possible for you to braid youthful versatile branches along their lengths together to get an element that is twisted. Ficus tend to self- therefore as the shoots harden and develop, the branches fuse. It is possible to also educate trees to develop in a way that was twisted, a particular type called Bankan. Plant treatment depends on the species of tree employed for the bonsai. Bonsai are held as in door or patio container crops.

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