mlemay wrote:Very nice. I did'nt realize this was a species of grape until I looked up the species name. Very interesting, almost shiny bark on the trunk.
Thanks Matt, I appreciate the positive feedback.
This variety of grape is quite common here in Northeast Florida. It grows all over the place. It has smaller leaves than most grapes, fruits reliably, can produce some nice autumn color, and seems to thrive in a bonsai pot.
Being a vine, you have to take what the plant will give you in regards to styling.
This is my first attempt at growing one as a bonsai.
This particular one was collected by a friend of mine in 2006. He has been growing this particular species for a number of years and gave me the collected stump in 2007 to see what I could do with it.