A small tree or mallee (12m) native of Tasmania where it prefers light to heavy, well drained soils in an open, sunny position. It is frost tolerant to minus 23 degrees C but dislikes drought. ALPINE CIDER GUM.
With beautiful white flowers and miniature, bright red fruit, this species will offer interest all year round. Great for an informal upright style, it also has small leaves which make it ideal as a bonsai. .
The small leaves combined with its compact growing habit make this tree an ideal bonsai specimen. It takes well to clipping and can be grown in a variety of styles, but is at its best as an informal upright bonsai..
The Katsura tree makes an interesting bonsai. Its leaves turn a deep red in autumn and emit a wonderful, sweet, candy smell. The branches are generally evenly spaced, narrow and make for a good formal or informal upright styled tree..
Larches are among the most popular bonsai species in the world. With a great upright form and a deciduous habit which sees the tree turn from bright green, to yellow, to bare, it is a must for bonsai enthusiasts and beginners alike.