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help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  RieraN on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Hi All,

I was given this bonsai tree and don't know what type of tree it is. Could you please help me identify it?

Many thanks!!



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Re: help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  Thomas Urban on Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:51 pm

Howdy Rieran,

That's a Caragona Spinosa or Chinese pepper

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Re: help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  RieraN on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 am

Brilliant! Thanks a lot Thomas! Smile

Thomas Urban wrote:Howdy Rieran,

That's a Caragona Spinosa or Chinese pepper

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Re: help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  SamC on Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:34 am

Not to confuse issues, but I have always seen Chinese pepper referred to as Zanthoxylum piperitum.

I found some listings for Caragona spinosa, but they were mostly non-English references. I get re-directs to Caragana spinosa, which is related to the Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens).

I thought this was a helpful link to compare some leaves- https://adamaskwhy.com/2013/08/20/lime-prickly-ash-you-say-does-medicated-powder-work-for-that/

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Re: help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  M. Frary on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:44 pm

Did anybody guess foemina yet?

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Re: help identifying new bonsai tree

Post  David Brunner on Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Hello RianaN!

I am pretty certain that your tree is Operculicary decaryi in the Anacadiaceae (or Cashew family). It is a tropical, and since it seems you are in London, it will not thrive outdoors in winter.

I do have a question? What is that "IV" bottle that you have inserted into the pot? And why?

All bonsai will do best in full sun outdoors. I can say categorically that no bonsai will survive for long inside without truly heroic measures.

I hope this had been helpful!
David B.

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