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Need help identify this boxwood tree

Post  tnkp on Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:39 pm

Hello,
I found this boxwood tree and curious what kind of boxwood variety is it? I did google a bit ... looks like only kingsville boxwood being used for bonsai! Is that correct? How can one identify what variety is it if there are 72 of them?





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Tim

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Post  geo on Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:26 pm

I have an unidentified one as well.It is not young,so I assume it is a tropical variety(as most of them are) or it would have died down here form a lack of dormancy.Yes,everyone uses Kingsville and the other European one but so what.If the leaves are small and it back buds readily,with good bark and nebari,as mine does and has-well-give it a shot. Exclamation And a warm welcome to IBC.


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Post  steveb on Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:29 am

I don't know the variety but do know that Kingsville boxwoods are not the only boxwoods used for bonsai. 

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Post  Zach Smith on Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:45 am

tnkp wrote:Hello,
I found this boxwood tree and curious what kind of boxwood variety is it? I did google a bit ... looks like only kingsville boxwood being used for bonsai! Is that correct? How can one identify what variety is it if there are 72 of them?



Thanks,
Tim
Looks like common or English boxwood, Buxus sempervirens.

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Post  geo on Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:27 am

So do several of the tropical species.

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Post  augustine on Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:11 pm

I don't know the species but boxwoods, generally, are good for bonsai. Go for it!

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Post  tnkp on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:53 pm

Thank you all. I agree. Regardless of the species I will go for it. The tree is about 15 years old and has a nice taper/trunk.

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