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1 Sageretia

Sageretia theezans

An evergreen shrub that grows to 3 m tall with delicate oval light green to green leaves 1-5 cm, it has inconpicuious flowers and small edible drupe shaped fruit upto 1cm in diameter. It is a long cherised Bonsai species and has many old specimens.


2 Sawara 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.


3 Scarlet Firethorn

Pyracantha coccinea

Firethorn is a large, evergreen shrub that is cherished for its spectacular fall and winter display of scarlet fruits and ability to withstand dry and droughty conditions. Firethorn typically grows into a tangled mound up to 3 m by 3.5 m wide.


4 Scots Elm

Ulmus glabra

Like the oak, the elm is one of Britain's national symbols. A large deciduous tree that is prevalent along most of central and Souther Europe and Asia Minor. Once by far the most common tree in the British Isle, its susceptibility to Dutch Elm disease has now made it a very uncommon large tree. The resultant decline has been extreme and the Wych Elm is now uncommon over much of its former range. It make a lovely medium to large Bonsai.


5 Scotts Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Everygreen conical to flat topped Pine, Native to the Europe, from Norway to Spain, and to parts of Asia, cold hardy to zone 2, growing to 20 meters. Ideal for Bonsai of medium to arge size, and extremely popular in Forest and Literati Styles as lower branches can die back quite readily.


6 Serissa

Serissa foetida

Serissa, is by far one of the most popular Bonsai trees sold in Europe and America. It makes a beautiful bonsai; has very small dark green leaves, a beautifully textured bark, trunk even on young trees, and when in boom does justice to its names of Tree of Thousand Stars and Snow Carpet.


7 Serrisa Mount Fuji

Serissa foetida Mount Fuji

Serissa foetida Mount Fuji cultivar has larger leaves and a thicker stem than other Serissas. It is strongly variegated, with single Star shaped white flowers. Variegation changes throughout the year, based on temperature, light and nutrient content.


8 Shan Zha

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.


9 Shrubby Cinquefoil

Potentilla fruticosa

Potentilla fruticosa is a popular ornamental plant and found in most of the Temperate Northern Hemisphere from Europe to China. It comes in a variety of colours and grows as shrub to about 1 meter tall.It fine branch structure and masses of flowers, scraggly bark make it an ideal bonsai species with interesting year around enjoyment.


10 Sichuan Pepper

Zanthoxylum beecheyanum

A small decidious shrub growing to about a 1 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.


11 Sichuan 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.


12 Sierra Redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum

This giant of Trees is an extremely quick grower an is reputted to be the biggest trees with some specimens weighing over 2000 tons. It is long lived with coarse but sented leaves, the trees loves a constantly moist soil. While it will tolerate virtually all extremes it will not survive a drought.


13 Silver Birch

Betula pendula

The lovely silver birch is often planted as a garden or park tree it is a slender and graceful deciduous tree with silvery white bark and double-toothed serrated margins almost triangular leaves. A native to northern areas that is grown for its beautiful white bark. The tree will grow to 50 feet or more and about 25 feet wide. It has excellent cold tolerance and will grow comfortably in our colder parts too.


14 Simons Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster simonsii

Though not native to Britain it has been grown in gardens and parks. Now days it is quite frequently found growing wild, possible through bird droppings and wind/water dispersal. Found in scrubby grounds, forestry ridges and often well up the hillside. As a Bonsai it makes excellent specimens is easy to cultivate and offers year around features, soft foliage in spring followed by flushes of white flowers and fruits in autumns, foliages turns a lovely red brown in autumn/winter and berries stay on long into the winter.


15 Single Seed Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna

A deciduous small tree to twenty feet, with clusters of white flowers in mid-spring, small red berries in autumn, lasting to late winter. The small leaves are divided into three to seven lobes. The branches have stout spines, and the trunk has pale gray, flacky to gnarled bark. Is a popular Bonsai species and easily available.


16 Single Seed 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.


17 Small-leaf 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.


18 Small-Leaved Privet

Ligustrum sinense

A deciduous Shrubs or small trees growing to between 2 meters and 4 meters, rarely 7 m. Branchlets and leafs are hairy when you gradually become hairless. It habitat is in China and Vietnam is in thickets, mixed woods and forests in valleys and ravines mainly along streams. Is widely grown as a Bonsai in China from where hundreds of thousands have been exported to Europe and the America.


19 Snow Rose

Serissa foetida

Serissa, is by far one of the most popular Bonsai trees sold in Europe and America. It makes a beautiful bonsai; has very small dark green leaves, a beautifully textured bark, trunk even on young trees, and when in boom does justice to its names of Tree of Thousand Stars and Snow Carpet.


20 Soft Maple

Acer rubrum

Tree to 20 meters tall with narrow compact crown. Bark gray and thin, becoming furrowed into long narrow scaly ridges on older trunks and branches. Twigs slender, reddish brown, glabrous, with small dark red blunt buds.


21 Speckled Alder

Alnus incana

Grey Alder is a smaller tree than the Common Alder and will reach heights from 10 - 24 metres, depending on conditions. It has smooth grey shiny bark with very distinct pores. In older trees this may become duller and grow some fissures.


22 Swamp Maple

Acer rubrum

Tree to 20 meters tall with narrow compact crown. Bark gray and thin, becoming furrowed into long narrow scaly ridges on older trunks and branches. Twigs slender, reddish brown, glabrous, with small dark red blunt buds.


23 Sweet-plum

Sageretia theezans

An evergreen shrub that grows to 3 m tall with delicate oval light green to green leaves 1-5 cm, it has inconpicuious flowers and small edible drupe shaped fruit upto 1cm in diameter. It is a long cherised Bonsai species and has many old specimens.


24 Swiss Mountain Pine

Pinus mugo

The Mugo pine is a cone-shaped conifer, with long mid-green needles that cover its branches. It is a hardy tree and takes well to pruning and hence make and ideal Bonsai as it is slow growing too. It has attractive attractive brown cones.


25 Sycamore Tree

Acer pseudoplatanus

A Central European mountain species it is one of europes tallest maples often growing over 30 metres tall.


26 Syrian Rose

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.


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