What Plant is this?

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What Plant is this?

Post  Corey4321 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:48 pm

Hi, I'm new to the Bonsai world; my GF bought me this plant, but it came with a label that simply identified it as 'assorted Bonsai'. Not much help there. I think it is a Chinese Plum, but I'm not quite sure on the leaves. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks.



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Re: What Plant is this?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:43 pm

http://www.bonsai-bci.com/species/yaupon.html

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Re: What Plant is this?

Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:45 pm

The leaf and bark make it look like Youpon holly, Ilex vomitoria, but I can't imagine how one of those would have made it into your area. Maybe the Japanese holly, I crenata? Its leaf is similar.

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Re: What Plant is this?

Post  Corey4321 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:20 am

Thanks guys; from all the pictures I can find, I'm convinced it is Ilex vomitoria. Let the shaping begin!

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What Plant is This?

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:07 am

I have to concur. It is the only species we've looked at that has those scalloped leaves. Of course you could make some tea from the leaves & drink it. Then you'd know. Twisted Evil
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