Jade Tree is considered to be an auspicious tree in many parts of the orient, bringing the grower health and prosperity. Crassula ovata are ideal plants for beginners as they are very hardy to drought and seem to tolerate over watering. The species can be grown as medium to large Bonsai and in just about any style of Bonsai and is full of year round character with its fleshy almost round leafs, and multicoloured stems which are green when young, red-brown as it matures to a craggy slate grey. Crassula, also use an alternate method of fixing Carbon, which makes them a useful tree to help combat global warming. In their Native Mozambique, and Tropical South Africa, they can grow to 3 meters tall and have branches up 20cm thick.
'Jacqueline Hillier' is a cultivar of the natural hybrid Ulmus x elegantissima Horwood cloned from a specimen found in a Birmingham, England, garden circa 1960. It makes a compact small to medium-sized shrub with small, double-toothed leaves 2.5 cm to 3.5 cm fine twigs.
The English Elm a decidious tree native from England to central and south Europe, grows to a big tree of about 35 meters. It has a big dense domed crown with dark green alternate leafs, which follow a flush of clusters of small reddish flowers. It make a lovely dense bonsai with the leafs reducing quite significantly.
A majestic tree with wide spreading crown on a sturdy trunk with a dark grey fissured trunk that adds to the trees majesty. It can grow to 80 ft and has a very long life spans, making them a favourite in English Gardens and Parks and indeed in may Temperate Gardens around the world.
Yew trees are native to Britain and particularly common in England and Wales, where they have been panted in many churchyards. These evergreen trees grow very slowly and live for many hundreds of years. Some old yew trees are believed to be over 2000 years old. Longbows were made from yew, and this durable wood has been used in turning wooden bowls and as a veneer by furniture makers.
Common Ash is a broad, spreading, deciduous tree, capable of reaching 100 feet, native to most of Southern Europe including Britain. Large Ash leaves and its heavy coarse branches make Ash suitable for only larger sized bonsai.
The Coryulus avellana is native to Europe and Western Asia, from the British Isles south to Iberia, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. More a shrub than a tree its cultivated for its Nuts (Hazel Nuts or Cob nuts) and is common in hedges and is often coppiced and its 'pole' used in agricultral fences and gates.
One of Britain's native deciduous trees, the common hornbeam, which is commonly mistaken with the common beech. Often planted in hedge rows, and as a forest tree it has very close grained, durable hard wood; used in flooring and furniture. A favourite as Bonsai it makes excellent Bonsai of all sizes and styles.
Tall decidous conifer tree upto 150 feet. Bark in younger trees is greyish but dark brown in older trees. Strongly smells of turpentine. Range mainly in Central europe in the Highlands a Pioneering Species the Larch is Fast growing and shade inloterant.
This purple leaf form of the species has new spring leaves that are a variable deep purplish red to copper color, changing to a purple green in summer. Being partially true from seed, much variation in intensity of color is possible. The name copper beech is applied to specimens with a lighter color.
The mastic tree, also known as the lentisc, is an dense irregular evergreen shrub or tree, usually low (4.5 - 7.5 meters) and spreading (4.5 - 7.5 meters) but which can sometimes grow as high as 8 meters. The tree's resin, is used form many purposes including, the production of varnishes, adhesives, chewing gum, in the photography and lithography and for medicinal purpose. The berries are sometimes used for making sweets or liqueurs.