Conifers are seed plants all producing woody stems and are widely used as a tree species suitable for bonsai and belong for the most part to the Phylum Coniferophyta and are gymnosperms which belong to the larger Phylum Pinophyta.
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Conifer Class 4, and this is for all species of bonsai trees that are defined as conifers and a well known definition is a tree ‘which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen’ however this is not the whole picture in classification terms.
Maidenhair trees (Ginkgos) are also popular subjects for growing as penjing and bonsai; they can be kept artificially small and tended over centuries. They are amazing trees in that they are the sole surviving species of a group of Gymnosperms that flourished 65 million years ago, around the time of the dinosaurs.