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1 Banyan

Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis is a species of banyan endemic to vast tracts of the Indian Sub-continent It can grow into a giant tree covering several acers. The Banyan produces aerial roots that take root and grow into woody trunks. Eventually making it almost impossible to identify the main trunk. In the India where it is an auspicious tree, it a very popular Bonsai Species, making medium to large Bonsai.


2 Banyan Fig

Ficus retusa

The Retusa has medium to dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. Grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings. Heavy butteresed trunk with lots of arial roots.


3 Banyan Fig

Ficus retusa Nitida

The Retusa has light green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. Grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings. Heavy trunk with terriffic aerial roots.


4 Banyan Fig

Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis is a species of banyan endemic to vast tracts of the Indian Sub-continent It can grow into a giant tree covering several acers. The Banyan produces aerial roots that take root and grow into woody trunks. Eventually making it almost impossible to identify the main trunk. In the India where it is an auspicious tree, it a very popular Bonsai Species, making medium to large Bonsai.


5 Beech

Fagus sylvatica

The Green Beech, is Native to most of Central Europe and grows to a Magnificent 40m. Has many commercial uses including Wood whichis usd for furniture and other indoor uses; its Leaves, Nuts and Oil which are used in culinary and medicinal preparation. It makes a lovely Medium to Large Bonsai and is Popluar in Forest Groups.


6 Bengal Fig

Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis is a species of banyan endemic to vast tracts of the Indian Sub-continent It can grow into a giant tree covering several acers. The Banyan produces aerial roots that take root and grow into woody trunks. Eventually making it almost impossible to identify the main trunk. In the India where it is an auspicious tree, it a very popular Bonsai Species, making medium to large Bonsai.


7 Black Alder

Alnus glutinosa

The Common Alder is native throughout the British Isles and much of Continental Europe. It can be found on on wetter soils and often to high elevations and even on infertile terrains. The Alders have catkins with male and female ones on the same tree. The male catkin is loaded with about 120 individual flowers and 480 pollen-producing stamens, which after shedding their clouds of yellow pollen wither and fall.


8 Black olive

Olea europaea

An evergreen tree growing to about 30 feet, native of the mediteranian and Western Europe, it is now wildly grown around the world for it rich fruit and oils, which are extracted through a non chemical process of cold pressing. The fruit and oils are widly used in salads and Mediterranean cooking. The olive has deep green leaves with greyish undersides, and produces yellowish-white flowers followed by green or black fruit in late summer or early fall. It is much loved by bonsai enthusiasts as much for its rich historical and mythical lore as it is for its elegant shiny green leaves and trunk which takes on an aged, stony appearance when old. It can live to 800 or 1000 years.


9 Blue Juniper

Juniperus squamata

Juniperus squamata, known as Single seed Juniper, is a juniper native to Himalaya and China, from north-eastern Afghanistan east to western Yunnan in south-western China.This juniper has striking blue-gray foliage that spread out like a 'blue carpet'. This prostrate variety that is especially suitable for cascade and semi-cascade styles. It has a slow to medium growth rate, of about 10' in ten years.


10 Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

Native to the S. W. North America this species occurs in many forms in the wild and in cultivation. It was introduced to Britain in about 1862. Recently it has become popular as a christmas tree. Blue spruce prefers slightly acid moist ground otherwise it can become prone to predation by aphids which spoil the colour and density of the mature needles and eventually cause defoliation.


11 Bonsai Crassula

Crassula sarcocaulis

Found in mountainous regions of Southern Africa, from Zambia to Mozambique to Swaziland, they are ideal plants for beginners as they are very hardy to drought and seem to tolerate over watering. The species can be grown a small to medium Bonsai and in just about any style of Bonsai. Full of character all year round its fleshy spikey leafs, delicate red-brown stems and lovely white to pink flowers offer some thing of interest through out the year.


12 Boulevard False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera Boulevard

Boulevard is a fairly slow-growing conifer, reaching an height of about 3 meters in 19 years. It has soft blue-green foliage and forms a broad, silvery-blue pyramid. Ideal for upright style bonsai.


13 Brown Birch

Betula pubescens

The Downy Birch is often planted as a garden or park tree it is a slender deciduous tree with brown white bark and trunk that can grow upto 1 meter wide in mature trees. Leaves are double-toothed serrated margins almost triangular leaves. A native to Norther Parts including Northern Europe and aslo Ireland and Britain. The tree will grow to between 15m and 20m tall. It has excellent cold tolerance and will grow comfortably in our colder parts too. Not as commonly grown as it cousin the Silver Birch, though the two are often confused for each other.


14 Buddhist Pine

Podocarpus macrophyllus

The Podocoarpus is from the Conifer group and has long oval leafs 5-15 cm long. It grows to 25 meters occasionally to 40 meters, produces Yew like Purple Fruit, and is distributed through Japan, China and Himalayan Asia. It is much revered tree in Japanese and Chinese temples and is a favourite Bonsai too. It is grown in the colder regions as an Indoor Bonsai.


15 Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus

Winged Euonymus is a deciduous shrub native to Eastern Asia. This excellent shrub grows to 2.5 m tall (8.2 feet) and often has a rounded shape, an is grown for its colour full autumn foliage and curious branches which are winged and 4 sided. This unique characteristics make the Alatus a focal point of many a Bonsai collection, especially during Autumn when it turns a violent orange red almost as though it is on fire.


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