Fraxinus hupehensis is a species that is not commonly used in the UK as bonsai but Fraxinus excelsior is often seen which is native to the UK. It was also interesting whilst trying to discover more information about Fraxinus hupehensis that one was sold by the well known auction house of Sotherby’s!
Posts Tagged: BCI Convention
Glyptostrobus pensilis or otherwise known as the Chinese swamp cypress was a great find at the BCI Convention in China as a bonsai. It makes a stunning tree in its natural environment but also an impressive bonsai too.
Celtis sinensis is from the Ulmaceae family, which is part of the nettle trees or hackberries. They are elegant fast growing trees which reach a medium size and are deciduous. They are not so well known in the UK as bonsai but there were some impressive bonsai specimens of this species at the BCI Convention… Read more »
Eugenia uniflora is commonly known as the Surinam Cherry, Brazillam cherry, Cayenne cherry, Pitanga or Cerisier Carre. It is from the Myrtaceae family and native to South America.
If you haven’t seen many different styles of bonsai then take a look at some of these amazing shapes and styles that we saw at the BCI convention in China in 2015. They will certainly give you something to think about…and hopefully you will be coming to the Swindon Winter Image Show on Sunday 28th… Read more »
Carunaregam spinosa of the Rubiaceae family is a spiny deciduous shrub or small tree with edible fruits when cooked and can be found in East Asia, Southern China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. It is reported to have medicinal properties as well as the fruit and bark are used for dying materials.
Casurarina eqiosetifolia (Australian Pine) is a species that I had not seen before ever as a bonsai and I have yet to see one in the UK either. We came across this species at the BCI convention in China and it certainly made an impression. For details on this species visit: Wigerts Bonsai
The Bougainvillea bonsai on display at the Bonsai Clubs International Convention exhibition where out of this world and something else. They have a very distinct presence with some amazing branch work creating a very unique style and appearance.
Buxus sinica (Chinese Box) makes an impressive bonsai especially on the size and scale of the examples on display at the recent Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) Convention in Guangzhou, China. There were some stunning mature exhibits of the Chinese box and the trunk fluting and ridges presented a very dominant trunk image as well as… Read more »
The Xylosma japonicum was another first for me at the Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) Convention exhibition. This was a first to see the Xylosma (柞木属 zuo mu shu) up close and also used as a bonsai. According to Wikipedia is tan evergreen flowering shrub from the Salicaceae family. It is commonly known as brushhollies, Xylosmas… Read more »