Southwest US Natives

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Alright it is about time I posted up some natives. There are a great many more that I am sure would make awesome bonsai but here are three that I decided to try. Disclaimer, the oak might not be ideal but I wanted to try it for sentimental reasons. If you have any Southwest US natives post'em up!


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Left to right: Desert Almond (Prunus fasciculata), Cliff Rose (Purshia glandulosa) and Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii).


They each have some awesome traits.
 
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Desert Almond (Prunus fasciculata)

This little fella has itty bitty leaves and a very nice twiggy branching pattern.

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How about Arizona cypress?
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Haha nice! I threw three in the ground a few months ago and BAM over winter I've got some decent trunks already. The turquoise color really makes them stand out.

Nice little tree.
 

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Haha nice! I threw three in the ground a few months ago and BAM over winter I've got some decent trunks already. The turquoise color really makes them stand out.

Nice little tree.
Thanks NewWorldBonsai! and I like the scent of its leaves, too.
Bonhe
 

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My natives are...
Live Oak
Cedar Elm
TX Sage
Agarita
TX Ebony
TX Persimmon
 
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