Favorite Tree

What is your favorite species for Bonsai?

  • Japanese Maple

    Votes: 10 15.2%
  • Shimpaku

    Votes: 7 10.6%
  • Japanese Black Pine

    Votes: 7 10.6%
  • Japanese White Pine

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Japanese Red Pine

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Trident Maple

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Ezo Spruce

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Elm

    Votes: 7 10.6%
  • Ficus

    Votes: 7 10.6%
  • Satsuki Azalea

    Votes: 4 6.1%
  • Crabapple

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Boxwood

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Quince

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper

    Votes: 4 6.1%
  • Ponderosa Pine

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • Other Conifer

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Other Deciduous

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • Other Pine

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Other Juniper

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • Other Flowering

    Votes: 2 3.0%

  • Total voters
    66
  • Poll closed .

shohin kid

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What is your favorite species for bonsai?
Mine is Satsuki
 
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American Larch man, but I can't vote because I don't know whether to choose "Other Conifer" or "Other Deciduous"! LOL
 
What about other ficus.. there are so many to choose from. Ficus Benjamina "Midnight" is my fave..
 
Prunus mume is my choice. They have it all. Flowers, fruit, interesting foliage, great fall pallete and naturaly expresive trunks that put any pine to shame.
 
At the moment, I would say Lonicera Nitida...

Hard wood, small leaves, small flowers, small berries, survives almost any condition, clippings will root if you leave where they fall, massive root growth, massive foliage growth all season long... what's not to like in that species?
 
Hello Shohin. I would have to say Shimpaku. Also other junipers and Ponderosas are really growing on me as well.
 
Not on the list, but I like oaks. Particularly Coast Live Oak.

Paul
 
voted satsuki. Used to do all kinds but now I'm going to focus on 2 main species namely satsuki's and maples.
 
American Larch man, but I can't vote because I don't know whether to choose "Other Conifer" or "Other Deciduous"! LOL

I have the exact same problem. Hands down, American Larch gets my vote.

-Dave
 
It is hard to answer this survey. "Favorite" can mean different things to different people.

For example, I listed my overall favorite as shimpaku due to its ease of care and quick results. However my most favorite master-quality bonsai are not shimpaku, but are either pines or maples. :)
 
Other deciduous just does not do Hornbeams justice so I refuse to vote :)
 
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