Bonsai Styles Broom: Reversed broom(Hokidachi)
Inverted broom style can be considered a variant of the formal erect; in fact, even here the plant must have an erect and very straight stem, at about two thirds of the height all the main branches lengthen, which must therefore start from the same point of the stem, with an angle close to the perpendicular, with respect to the trunk.
The secondary branches will be maintained with the same trend as the main branches, forming a roundish crown. The name of this style derives from the similarity of the bonsai formed to a broom of a saggina facing upwards. To obtain a harmonic effect the branches must be kept of the same length.
This style is quite simple to obtain, suitable even for beginners, even if it is difficult to find specimens suitable in nature; sometimes a broom is prepared with a broom starting from a small plant that must be sliced, to allow a well-formed development of the first branches. For a good effect it is good to choose densely branched essences with small leaves, elms are generally good.