The tree responds really well to pruning which makes it an ideal specimen to be used as a bonsai where it can be pruned into all sorts of amazing shapes.Take advantage of the weeping appearance by choosing an upright form..
As bonsai, these plants are prized for their deep red bark that peels back creating areas of interest. The plant is also used to growing under larger trees and therefore can still grow well indoors or in other areas of lower light. A classic bonsai species, the Japanese Yew is suitable for all bonsai styles with the exception of broom..
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..