Posts categorised: Species

Bonsai succulents

If you are keen to have a bonsai why not consider a succulent bonsai, they are easy to grow, can be grown indoors in the UK as they require warmth and they require less watering and can still produce the iconic shapes of bonsai trees as demonstrated by the Jade plant (Portulacaria) in the leading… Read more »

Cryptomeria japonica as bonsai

Cryptomeria are of the Cupressacea family and are a monotypic genus where male and female strobili are borne on the same tree. The male strobili are orange to reddish and show in March and they form solitary round cones that mature within the first year. The common name is Japanese Cedar and they can be seen widely across… Read more »

Flowering Bonsai

As the sun was shinning today, here is a continuation of the bright things to come with a selection of flowering bonsai trees that have featured on our website over the past 2 years…and you may see examples of flowering Cherries as well as a few other species at our forth coming Winter Image Bonsai Show… Read more »

Shopping for Tropical Bonsai trees

Having a great passion for Taiwan Figs meant that it was hard for me to choose from the vast selection of Figs whilst shopping at Lodder Bonsai in Holland this year. They sell such a wide range of tropical tree species for anyone who has the space indoors to keep them.

Evergreen Bonsai trees

Our Winter Image show is fast approaching on the 24th February and you will be able to see a great collection of deciduous bonsai trees on display to their full advantage without their leaves, so you can admire their tracery and branch formation. However, this is not to say that you not also see some… Read more »

Homage to the Hornbeam

  Hornbeams are a fabulous tree for bonsai, a firm favourite with many and for good reason. You can see from the impressive image above that they can be of majestic proportions and this is one of our members trees which he has had for many years and developed it into this fine specimen.

Ficus microcarpa (Ginseng Fig or Banyan Fig)

Recently I have been caring for a Ficus microcarpa as it was starting to show decline and leaf problems so I agreed to aid with the recovery if I could as I am used to looking after tropical bonsai trees having a few myself for the past 6 years.

Ginkgotastic!

If you are a fan of Ginkgo trees (Maidenhair trees) you should watch this video, even though it is in chinese, it is amazing to watch how they work the species and develop it. Thanks Ming for the link. Ginkgo Bonsai technology

Akebia quinata as bonsai

Akebia quinata is commonly called the Chocolate vine and is a climbing plant that is semi evergreen and a very vigorous grower. It has green leaves or leaflets in clusters with tendrils and develops chocolate purple flowers in the spring.