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1 Jade Tree

Crassula ovata

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.


2 Jade Tree

Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra, Jade Tree or Money Tree is relatively new to bonsai in the West. In the Orient where it is considered to be an auspicious tree, it has been growing for eons. Portulacaria are ideal plants for beginners as they are very hardy to drought and seem to tolerate over watering. The species can be grown 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 graggy slate grey. Recently, there has been much research into this plant being a significant Carbon fixer, and with a capibility of holding 4-5 times as much carbon.


3 Japanese Elm

Zelkova serrata

Zelkova serrata is a medium sized deciduous tree usually growing to 30 meters tall. This tree is upright and erect spreading stems forming a broad, round topped head. Make a lovely graceful bonsai. Especially popular as a Broom Style due to its fine branching.


4 Japanese 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.


5 Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai

Kojo-no-mai is a small shrub/trees it has crocked baranches and delicate white flowers with pink centers that hang downwards like laterns/butterflies hanging from the bottom of branchies. The fruits are black in color


6 Japanese Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata Kwanzan

A small to medium sized tree commonly seen as street trees with double whorls of pink flowers and black fruits. The tree is intolerant of poor drainage.


7 Japanese Hawthorn

Crataegus cuneata

This almost lobe-less version of Hawtorn, is native to China and is poularly cutivated in Japan for its flowers and fruits, which are also slighty larger than the european or English AHwtorn, more like 2cm while the european Haws are generally around 1cm. It makes a striking and durable bonsai.


8 Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata

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.


9 Japanese Holly

Ilex serrata

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.


10 Japanese Larch

Larix kaempferi

The beautiful Larch is a deciduous conifers which is very popular among bonsai growers around the world. Its small colorful purple cones, lime green spring foliage, bronze autumn foliage, redish brown makes a Japanese Larch an all season attraction and is a highly popular species for Bonsai in Japan and Europe.


11 Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum

A small hardy deciduous tree slow growing trees ideal for containers or smaller gardens and naturally a long loved choice of Bonsai artists. Their vibrant spring and autumn colours, their feathery leafs, striking stem and bark colours and shallow fibrous root systems make this species especially attractive bonsai.


12 Japanese meadowsweet

Spiraea japonica

Japanese spiraea is a native of Southwest China and has its spread over much of China, Korea and Japan. Its habitat is by streams and other riperian areas. It prefers a full sun location but can tolerate shade. It is a decidious shrub that has custers of rosy-pink flowers at the tips of the branches. It make lovely small to medium Bonsai, full of year round character.


13 Japanese Pepper

Zanthoxylum piperitum

A small decidious shrub growing to 2 meters by 2 meter, native to the Himalayan and mountainous regions of China, Korea, Manchuria and Japan with brownish prickly bark and paired spines, flowers small and yellow-green with male and female on separate trees. Zanthoxylum or Xanthoxylum comes from the Greek word meaning yellow wood.


14 Japanese Privet

Ligustrum japonicum

It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to between 2 and 5 meters tall, with smooth, pale grey-brown bark. Often grown as small city trees or above hedges. Makes delightful bonsai of all sizes, especially attractive when in full bloom.


15 Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles japonica

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.


16 Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora

Closely related the Scots pine with its reddish brown bark it has become a popular ornamental and has several cultivars. The height of this tree is between 20 and 35 meters. The Japanese red pine prefers full sun on well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Widly cultivated in Japan, as an ornamental and timber tree it also has strong ties in formal Japanese Gardens. It is not surpring that is also very popular as a Bonsai too.


17 Japanese spiraea

Spiraea japonica

Japanese spiraea is a native of Southwest China and has its spread over much of China, Korea and Japan. Its habitat is by streams and other riperian areas. It prefers a full sun location but can tolerate shade. It is a decidious shrub that has custers of rosy-pink flowers at the tips of the branches. It make lovely small to medium Bonsai, full of year round character.


18 Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora

An evergreen tree growing to 65 feet at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen in October.


19 Japanese Winterberry

Ilex serrata

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.


20 Japanese Yew

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.


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