1. Coach_

    Yaupon Holly Yamadaori

    A lady on FB market place was giving these away after digging them up in her yard. They had been dug out for a full day with almost no feeder roots left over. Got them home, wired em into these big pits and filled it with tons of perlite, my inorganic mix and a little bit of coco coir. I...
  2. American Holly bonsai

    American Holly bonsai

    Just put this in blue and white porcelain pot. It's a yardadori I collected a few years back.
  3. Apex37

    Japanese Pagoda Holly Fungus/Pest ID

    I picked up this little pagoda Japanese holly at a small local nursery while we were up in North Carolina. They’re very hard to find locally back at home and online they are small sticks in a pot for $30+. I haven’t had the chance to do anything with him yet and he’s just been chillin on the...
  4. Apex37

    Nursery Dwarf Yaupon Holly #1

    Picked up this little guy from Lowe's over the weekend. I thought he had an interesting nebari and decent taper. Kinda hard to tell, but it's about 1.5" thick and while normally I'm not a fan, I thought the roots were actually interesting. Still not sure if I should keep them or not. I was...
  5. Huggz13

    Acquired 2 new trees...now what?!

    The extension service in my area gave away some native trees today. I have zero experience with bonsai and thought it would be cool to start my journey with some native species. I wanted Red Maple (Acer rubrum) but they went quick so I got a Pond Cypress (Taxodium ascendens) and a Dahoon Holly...
  6. BrightsideB

    Nursery stock 2 hollies in pot 1 dead on sale

    I was searching the “compromised” pile at a nursery and found this holly with small foliage with a 3/4 nebari. It had two in one pot and the other died so I guess that is why they didn’t want it. The one that was living looked good and it flowered about a month ago really nicely. I want to...
  7. A

    Pruning Japanese Holly

    Hi all Ive had my Japanese Holly for about 4 months now and was given to me with lots of dense growth and leaves. It's been growing lots of new shoots in summer and I've come to pruning. It's now dropped a lot of its leaves in the past week and has revealed a totally Criss cross of branches...
  8. P

    Trim to one main branch? (New to Bonsai!)

    Hi all! I'm very new to the world of Bonsai trees and have today purchased my first one, which is a Japanese Holly. After watching a few videos on how you go about pruning/wiring/caring etc, I'm left with the question of whether or not I'd trim one of the main branches near the base? It seems...
  9. amatbrewer


    I picked up a ILEX CRENATA ‘DWARF PAGODA’ from a local nursery. I am sure I payed way too much but I like the compact leaves, thick trunk, and roots. Worst case I figure it will make a nice accent plant. It was very root bound so I re-potted it into a colander and cleaned it up a bit so I could...
  10. C

    Repotting broadleaf evergreens

    Hi guys, first post. Thanks for having me. So I have a Schilling's Ilex vomitoria and I'm loving it. First broadleaf evergreen bonsai. I have it under grow lights as I'm in Canada and it already had produced a considerable bit of new foliage when I got it from the bonsai nursery.Going outside...
  11. markyscott

    Collected Yaupon

    Not sure how many of us grow Yaupon, but I think they're really great - small leaves, twiggy habit, and bud back well from old wood. They like it hot - there is an abundance of collectible material all over. The biggest challenge with collecting them is that they tend to grow stick straight...
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