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1 Red Currants

Ribes rubrum

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 1 and 1.5 m and about as wide. It is grown commonly around Europe for its berries and is a popular plant in allotments, a plant can produce 3-4 kgs of fruits. As bonsai they are grown for their fruit display.


2 Rheingold Compacta American Arborvitae

Thuja occidentalis Rheingold

A fantastically coloured slow growing dwarf evergreen conifer with a dense, conical to round growth habit. With sprays of yellow-green foliage become an intense shade of vibrant yellow in the summer, before taking on a bronze tinge in the winter. It has been loved by gardeners for over a hundred years.


3 Rock Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Horizontal Rockspray (Cotoneaster horizontalis) is a low-growing shrub with herring-bone structure. In Autumn the leaves begin turning bright-bright red, about the same time the green berries are ripening to an equally bright red.


4 Rockspray Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Horizontal Rockspray (Cotoneaster horizontalis) is a low-growing shrub with herring-bone structure. In Autumn the leaves begin turning bright-bright red, about the same time the green berries are ripening to an equally bright red.


5 Rose of Althea

Hibiscus syriacus

A flowering shrub native to China but now cultivated in many parts temperate and sub-tropical, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Its extensive cultivation has led to various cultivar being produced of this species, many of which have been recognised with scientific names. As Bonsai they make lovely Medium to large Bonsai, and they takes naturally to a vase shape.


6 Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

A flowering shrub native to China but now cultivated in many parts temperate and sub-tropical, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Its extensive cultivation has led to various cultivar being produced of this species, many of which have been recognised with scientific names. As Bonsai they make lovely Medium to large Bonsai, and they takes naturally to a vase shape.


7 Rubber Fig

Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica is native to the a vast tract of East Asia, from North-east India, to Java, where it does well in wet forest lands, where winter temperature do not fall below 10C and rainfall and humidity are extremely high. It starts it life as an epiphyte, eventually strangling the host tree and going on to be a giant tree itself. It produces aerial roots that hang down wards from branches, and help support long heavy branches and often forms new trunks themselves, often the original truck is long lost. It takes easily to being a Bonsai but has uniquely large leaves even they do reduce quite considerably with the Bonsai process.


8 Rubber Plant

Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica is native to the a vast tract of East Asia, from North-east India, to Java, where it does well in wet forest lands, where winter temperature do not fall below 10C and rainfall and humidity are extremely high. It starts it life as an epiphyte, eventually strangling the host tree and going on to be a giant tree itself. It produces aerial roots that hang down wards from branches, and help support long heavy branches and often forms new trunks themselves, often the original truck is long lost. It takes easily to being a Bonsai but has uniquely large leaves even they do reduce quite considerably with the Bonsai process.


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