The Patented Mini Crapes are the result of over 20 years of hybridization and breeding. "Bonsai" are plants that would normally grow up to be trees that are pruned and trimmed several times a year to artificially keep them small and looking like miniature trees.
Our Patented Mini Crapes, on the other hand, have been genetically bred to be genetic miniature trees. They won't grow tall even if you don't prune or trim them, Kind of like breeding full size horses down to miniature horses.
By the way you may be interested in knowing how our Patented Mini Weeping Crape Myrtles came to be known as "Instant Bonsai"
A few years ago I was invited to attend a Bonsai lecture/demonstration conducted by a Japanese Master Bonsai Artist. We were invited to bring to the class our own unfinished Bonsai plants. I brought along a few of the Mini Crapes in bloom that I was Bonsaing.
The Master took one look at the Mini Crapes and exclaimed "Ooohhh.....Instant Bonsai" and I have used that phrase ever since.