This purple leaf form of the species has new spring leaves that are a variable deep purplish red to copper color, changing to a purple green in summer. Being partially true from seed, much variation in intensity of color is possible. The name copper beech is applied to specimens with a lighter color.
The Green Beech, is Native to most of Central Europe and grows to a Magnificent 40m. Has many commercial uses including Wood whichis usd for furniture and other indoor uses; its Leaves, Nuts and Oil which are used in culinary and medicinal preparation. It makes a lovely Medium to Large Bonsai and is Popluar in Forest Groups.
The Ficus Panda has light almost Round Thick leaves which alternate up the stem.It has brown to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks. Heavy trunk with terriffic aerial roots.
Ficus benghalensis is a species of banyan endemic to vast tracts of the Indian Sub-continent It can grow into a giant tree covering several acers. The Banyan produces aerial roots that take root and grow into woody trunks. Eventually making it almost impossible to identify the main trunk. In the India where it is an auspicious tree, it a very popular Bonsai Species, making medium to large Bonsai.
A beautiful evergreen tree that has spread broader than it is taller with dense umbrella-like canopy of pendant branches that cascade down to the ground, hence the name, weeping fig. In temperate areas of the world it is grown as a house plant. In warmer regions the tree is grown as a specimen, street tree, or as a hedge. The tree has adventitious roots both above and below ground which can break up concrete surfaces and numerous fruits, that are a spectacular red colour.
Ficus elastica is native to the a vast tract of East Asia, from North-east India, to Java, where it does well in wet forest lands, where winter temperature do not fall below 10C and rainfall and humidity are extremely high. It starts it life as an epiphyte, eventually strangling the host tree and going on to be a giant tree itself. It produces aerial roots that hang down wards from branches, and help support long heavy branches and often forms new trunks themselves, often the original truck is long lost. It takes easily to being a Bonsai but has uniquely large leaves even they do reduce quite considerably with the Bonsai process.
The Moreton Bay Fig is a beautiful evergreen tree that has spread broader than it is taller with dense umbrella-like canopy with huge trunk and wide buttressed roots and is a Native of Autralia. Figs are orange to purple and up to 2.5 cm in diameter and fruit over several months of the year. Aborigines used the bark to make string. Makes interesting bonsai plant.
The Ficus Microcarpa has green to dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina and more like the Retusa, but broader. Grey-brown bark which is almost smooth has heavy trunk with terrific aerial roots.
The Retusa has medium to dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. Grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings. Heavy butteresed trunk with lots of arial roots.
The Retusa has light green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. Grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings. Heavy trunk with terriffic aerial roots.
A hybrid of Forsythia suspensa x Forsythia viridissima it is by far the most commonly available Forsythia in the market place today, primarily as it has a longer lasting and more prolific flowering habit. There are many cultivars of x intermedia commonly available, including dwarf varieties, Lynnwood Gold, Spectabilis, Arnold Dwarf to name a few. The make a colourful small to medium Bonsai.
An early flowering shrub, native to China, it is now available most anywhere, its flush of gloden-yellow flowers is an arbinger of spring in many part of the British Isles. Make a colour full small to medium Bonsai.
An early flowering shrub, growing to 3 meters, a cross-chambered pith and native to Eastern China. Widely grown it is now available most anywhere, its flush of gloden-yellow flowers helps make a colour full small to medium Bonsai.
Common Ash is a broad, spreading, deciduous tree, capable of reaching 100 feet, native to most of Southern Europe including Britain. Large Ash leaves and its heavy coarse branches make Ash suitable for only larger sized bonsai.