Posts categorised: Species

Repotting Bonsai

Repotting season for the majority of tree species is at an end and here are a few examples of some of the bonsai trees that have been repotted this year showing the variation in root type plus root development on each tree.

Forsythia as Bonsai

Forsythia are a stunning bonsai that are at their best this time of year due to the bright yellow flowers that signify the start of Spring. The flowers form before the leaves so you get the full advantage of being able to see the flowers without them being hidden underneath a full canopy of leaves…. Read more »

Chaenomeles as Bonsai

Quince (Chaenomeles) originate from China and Japan and they are a common ornamental shrub which is used as a bonsai due to the showy flowers that bloom in Spring. There are a wide range of cultivars to choose from and the most commonly used as a bonsai is

Bonsai in Spring

This is a fabulous time of year as it is the time when your deciduous trees start to push leaves and all trees start to increase their productivity after winter dormancy. Prior to the full onset of Spring repotting should have taken place to root prune the trees and check the composition of the soil… Read more »

Diospyros kaki as bonsai

The Japanese Persimmon is another great Mame bonsai as it packs a punch in a small form with bright orange fruits. It originates from China and is also called the Kaki Persimmon and Asian Persimmon.

Malus as bonsai

Apples make great bonsai subject to which species you select and one recommended would be Malus x Zumi which is a cross between Malus baccata var mandshurica and Malus sieboldii.

Ficus fantastic

If you are looking for a superb tropical bonsai to keep indoors in the UK you cannot go far wrong with a Ficus, they are great and provide all year round interest and green in the home. They are also commonly used on Office environments to bring the outside inside and provide a pleasant and… Read more »

Pyrus pyrifolia as bonsai

This one is new for 2014, I have not seen a Pyrus pyrifolia before which is commonly called ‘Nashi’ or the Asian Pear as well as Korean pear, Chinese pear, Japanese pear, Apple pear and Sand pear. The flowers are a symbol of early spring and the tree is commonly found across Asia. The fruits… Read more »

A-Z of Tropical bonsai (Indoor bonsai)

If you are looking to keep bonsai but do not have space outside or just want to keep a bonsai tree inside then look no further than at tropical bonsai tree species as these need warmer growing conditions and are ideal to keep indoors.

Callicarpa as bonsai

This time of year the Callicarpa is in it’s element with bright luminescent purple berries on the winter leafless tracery of delicate branches.