1. Apex37

    Neea Buxifolia #1

    Picked this up from Wigerts and haven’t made a thread for it yet. I think this can make a nice little double trunk shohin. Total height right now is about 10”. Front: Back: Base (about 2.25”-2.5” - hard to tell without taking it completely out): Some design ideas, let me know what you...
  2. J

    Harland boxwood cutback

    Question: When and how should I cut this back for the best shot at either back budding or growing shoots from the cut points? Background: When I purchased this about a month ago I cut it way back, leaving a leader on each branch to be a little safer. But all that did was make those shoots...
  3. M

    Boxwood - side-of-road-adori

    Driving home today and saw a root ball out of the corner of my eye. This handsome boxwood had been dug up and tossed in a ditch and I couldn’t see it go to waste. Soooooo many people in the south (I’m in Birmingham, Alabama) had their boxwoods hit by temps in the 80s during the day and down...
  4. Weaponman

    Boxwood slant literati

    I got this 40+ year old boxwood yamadori rescued from an old seawall on a lake about 2 years ago. Base is massive and partially rotted away. I cut hard to try and get backbudding down the trunk a bit with not much success. Needs wiring down and building an apex. Any tips or thoughts?
  5. G

    My First Buxus/Boxwood initial styling

    As a beginner, I keep trying to find some trees that have potential to be a bonsai frpm nursery stocks. Some days ago I found a boxwood (I assume it's a buxus sempervirens) and today I applied it's initial style. I'm planning to change the pot at the beginning of the spring and apply some angle...
  6. AnutterBonsai

    Boxwood Wintergreen “Winterstar” $13 find!

    Today I stumbled upon this great piece of material that I just couldn’t resist buying for at a great price! As you can see, starting at the nebari, it has those roots to the side that I loved because they don’t look, to me, too big of an issue and instead “anchor” the powerful and barky trunk...
  7. N

    Developmental Indecesion re: My Wintergreen Boxwood. Need Suggestions!

    Good afternoon, my brothers and sisters in the art of bonsai. I am making my first thread on this forum, in need of advice regarding which direction I ought to take my newly-acquired "Wintergreen" Boxwood tree. I recently acquired this tree, along with a Serissa Japonica (which is doing...
  8. Alaskanrocket

    How bad is this boxwood styling?

    Hi All, So this is my first boxwood, as well as my first attempt at styling/training from Nursery (aka shrub) stock. Im still a little leery of my wiring technique so I chose to use string. Is this a bad method? Things Ive read on Boxwoods.... They Train easily, they don't train easily. They're...
  9. I

    Boxwood Problem?

    Hey all, I'm having an issue with my little boxwood. Some of the leaves on the branches are starting to diem attached is a picture. I don't know if maybe this guy is too high up in the pot and I need to cut it down to get those roots below the surface or what it is. Any advice would be great!
  10. N

    newly collected boxwood

    hello all, i recently acquired a small boxwood shrub from my neighbor as a gift, as he was replacing his shrubs with azaleas. received it bare rooted, potted into a pond basket with some home made soil (one part lava, pumice, de, and pine bark mulch respectively) the tree had a nice thick...
  11. TestedPuddle

    Boxwood trunk dilemma

    Hey everybody, I’ve been a long time lurker but for some reason never decided to make an account. But I’d like to get some different ideas on what to do about the trunk on this boxwood that I acquired not too long ago (see photos). as you’ll find, it’s got two nice thick trunks that split about...
  12. Ruve

    Hello all, new here, check out my trees

    Recently I acquired this obsession, I mean hobby, a few months ago. I'm an avid researcher and have a particular personality. I present my trees as they are currently for your viewing pleasure. I have a few that I've worked on and some that are awaiting my guidance. I'm particularly enjoying...
  13. M

    Recently collected Japanese boxwood after-care.

    Hi all, am I very new to bonsai so forgive any mistakes I might have made. I recently collected about 8 of what I think are Japanese boxwood. And was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to make sure they stay alive and well established. Here is a bit of context. I collected them...
  14. S

    Boxwood Advice for Older Boxwood

    Heyo, I am relatively new to bonsai and purchased an old boxwood transplant from a vendor in Colorado in mid-October (I live in Southern Nevada). I transferred from the nursery pot into the training pot pictured. The first picture shows the form before trimming and wiring. I figure I'd play...
  15. D

    Japanese Boxwood: Double or Single Trunk?

    Hi Everyone, I am brand new to bonsai and have fallen in love with boxwoods. I have read that boxwoods are very slow-growing, so when I saw a tree this size at a local nursery, I was excited. I am seeking advice on my end design for this bonsai. Should I keep the large first branch and create a...
  16. Schmikah

    My new boxwood that needs some work. Any ideas?

    I just picked up this guy last Saturday from one of the guys at our local club (KBS). I picked it up cheap so I can live with it needing quite a bit of work. Obviously its been let go pretty much since it was collected, it was yard-adori according to the original owner. Obviously the roots are...
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  18. fucious70

    Boxwood Design Guide. 1 trunk or 2

    My first boxwood. I saw it sitting by itself and was totally drawn to it. I pruned off the top but puzzled on which direction I should take, 1 trunk or 2. For 2 trunk, I plan on cutting at the red line. Have the larger branches all lean towards the right. That vision makes me feel like a...
  19. J

    Bonsai Material Acquired... What Now?

    Hey guys! I stopped by Lowe's today to ravage the houseplant section, but found my way to the garden center and snagged these beauties for $3 each! I'm so new to bonsai that my plan was to stick with "pre-made", but the more I learn about the hobby, the more I'm itching to work a tree myself...
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  21. Jiipsea

    Boxwood Help! Leaves brown/red/yellow

    Hello! My boxwood up until this point was thriving. All of a sudden his leaves started to turn brown/reddish. I noticed today some tips are a little yellow. I moved him out of direct sunlight because it seemed it was a light issue but I was just guessing. Please let me know your thoughts...
  22. M

    Dogwood scrub

    Hello! I picked up this dogwood scrub at my local nursery for $2. It was growing roots out if the bottom of it's container and is my root bound. Am I okay to root prune it now in Oregon? I feel so bad for the little guy, he's trapped!! Any advice would be helpful. Thank you
  23. D

    HELP: Kingsville Boxwood Is dying?

    Hello, I received this bonsai tree as a graduation gift and, when I left for college and left it at home with my family it started yellowing and lots of the leaves of shriveled up and dry. I have no idea what to do but I really want this tree to survive. I think I have been overwatering it and...
  24. tatersandonions

    Collected boxwoods

    Hi all, I recently dug up a couple boxwoods from a neighbors yard. Here they are after chopping and potting: After a little more pruning and sloppy wiring: Unfortunately, some of the bark was damaged digging it up. How long will it take to heal? I know boxwood branches thicken slowly so I...
  25. Sn0W

    A Box Full Of Roots

    I picked up 3 boxwoods from a nursery a couple of weeks back. They'd been left exposed to the elements on top of a hill out in a field for god knows how long and had suffered some severe die back and yellowing of foliage. They weren't priced and were sitting next to some healthy looking boxes...
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