The UKBA Glossary of Bonsai Terms - D















sheds its leaves each year at the end of the period of growth, falling off at maturity and tending to fall off e.g. seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.  Plants that lose all of their leaves for part of the year.  In a process known as abscission.  Generally, in temperate or polar climates this occurs as winter approaches, in tropical, sub-tropical climates, and arid regions, plants this occurs as the dry season or wet season approaches.







divided into many narrow segments







a state of greatly reduced metabolism in which a plant or part of a plant is alive but not growing







flowers with more than the usual number of petals, often with other floral parts changed to petals

Double-trunk style






see Sokan

Driftwood Style






see Sharimiki









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