Thursday, 4 October 2012

Eary Autumn Bonsai 2012

 Carpinus betulus, developing a nice canopy after 5 years in training.

Cotoneaster horizontalis, denser foliage this year, but some serious die-back to the upper right of the trunk has ment some carving and a probable future restyling is needed.

Ligustrum ovalifolium, remarkably quick development; from a collected stump in just three years ... this may have a mature looking canopy in another 3-5 years.


  1. Ligustrum have a very quick growth rate.
    It one of my favored species if I want to create a bonsai. Rapid growth rate, easily reduced leaf size, nearly impossible to kill [ unless you try real hard ]

  2. They are very popular as hedging round here. The stump came from derelict land which was being clearered to build flats, the hedge it was part of was at least 100 years old, and had grown unchecked for at least 10 years, reaching a height of 5 meters or more. I wish I'd collected more now!