The Ficus Microcarpa has green to dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina and more like the Retusa, but broader. Grey-brown bark which is almost smooth has heavy trunk with terrific aerial roots.
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.
The Ficus Panda has light almost Round Thick leaves which alternate up the stem.It has brown to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks. Heavy trunk with terriffic aerial roots.
The Acer campestre is a native of the British Isle and is a medium sized hardy deciduous tree suitable for smaller gardens. Their palmate shaped leafs, with attractive lemon yellow spring colour and golden yellow autumn colour, striking stem and bark colours and shallow fibrous root systems make this species a attractive and robust bonsai with all year features. It is very popular as a Bonsai in Europe.
Japanese holly, box-leafed holly - an evergreen shrub that gets its name from its leaves, which cause it to be sometimes mistaken for box. It has small dense green shiny leaves and produces small black shiny fruits. It is very Popular as a Bonsai Species in Japan and is quite frost hard in the most of England and Wales.
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.
Ribes rubrum, is a member of the gooseberry family is native to parts of Britain and Western Europe, from Belgium through France, Portugal to Northern Spain, from Norway to Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and Northern Italy. A deciduous shrub it grows between 2 and 3 m and about as wide. It is grown commonly around European gardens for it profuse flowers. It berrier are not particulary edible. As bonsai they are grown for their flpwer display.
Chaenomeles are much beloved for bonsai because of their tiny, lovely flowers, and in spite of their prickly thorns. Most varieties flower before leafing out, sometimes as early as January, and may continue to flower for a long time following. The fruit is yellow and large, too hard to be edible, but making tolerable preserves.
An early flowering shrub, native to China, it is now available most anywhere, its flush of gloden-yellow flowers is an arbinger of spring in many part of the British Isles. Make a colour full small to medium Bonsai.
An early flowering shrub, growing to 3 meters, a cross-chambered pith and native to Eastern China. Widely grown it is now available most anywhere, its flush of gloden-yellow flowers helps make a colour full small to medium Bonsai.
A hybrid of Forsythia suspensa x Forsythia viridissima it is by far the most commonly available Forsythia in the market place today, primarily as it has a longer lasting and more prolific flowering habit. There are many cultivars of x intermedia commonly available, including dwarf varieties, Lynnwood Gold, Spectabilis, Arnold Dwarf to name a few. The make a colourful small to medium Bonsai.
A small tree can grow up to 6 meters, has thick stocky sausage like and smooth grey green bark on its trunk gnarled looking trunk. While its is a native of Tropical South America from Mexico to as far south as Brazil, is has naturalised in most of the drier parts of tropical Asia. It is commonly associated with mythology and folklore in Hindu and Buddhism and Samoan cultures. It flowers are used in Indian incense and to make the garlands in Hawaii. In India it has a special place amongst temples and historical building. As Bonsai it is only just picking up popularity, and is gaining popularity as a conservatory plant in temperate regions.
Carmona microphylla species is Native to India, South East Asia and Southern China. Its compact nature, small leaves, small white flowers, red berries, and gnarled looking trunk all make it a lovely bonsai to grow. It can be a temperamental Bonsai to grow.