Bonsai Gallery: Jerry Meislik




bonsai book

Jerry 'Bonsaihunk' Meislik is probably best known for his work growing tropical bonsai grown under a purpose-built lighting system. He is also an accomplished bonsai lecturer and writer of articles for various bonsai publications. His first book 'Ficus: The Exotic Bonsai' was published last year.

To see more of Jerry's bonsai please visit Bonsai Hunk My thanks go to Jerry for allowing me to show some of his work on this gallery.

Ficus salicifolia/Willow Leaf Fig

Ficus salicifolia/Willow Leaf Fig

28"/69cm tall

Approximately 35 years old, originally grown and trained by Jim Smith of Vero Beach, Florida.

Acquired in 1999.

Ficus microcarpa/Chinese Banyan

Ficus microcarpa/Chinese Banyan

30"/74cm tall, trunk diameter 10.5"/26cm

Purchased in Taiwan in 1989

Ficus benjamina/Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina/Weeping Fig

37"/90cm tall, trunk dia 8.5"/21 cm

When purchased in 1990, this tree had been a potted indoor landscape tree and was over 10ft tall!

Buttonwood/Conocarpus erectus

Buttonwood/Conocarpus erectus

22"/54cm tall

Originally collected in Florida, this tree was purchased in 1992.

Wrightia religiosa/Water Jasmine

Wrightia religiosa/Water Jasmine

21"/51cm tall

Purchased in Malaysia in 1993.

Pinus flexilis/Limber Pine

Pinus flexilis/Limber Pine

24"/59cm tall

Developed from a 7ft tall nursery tree bought in 1985

Larix larcina/Eastern LarchLarix larcina/Eastern Larch

Larix larcina/Eastern Larch

44"/108cm tall

Estimated at around 85 years old, this twin trunk larch was collected from a bog in 1985