I recovered this bonsai from a store front I live by (they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sell plants, they had it as dÃƒÂ©cor). I have been watching it over the last couple months, while it began to look worse and worse. One day I noticed it was missing, so I went in and inquired about it. They had moved it to the back of the store and planned to pitch it, so I just took it off their hands.
Now I have it and have the challenge of identifying it and then trying to bring it back to health. Unfortunately I have little knowledge of its history as far as watering, feeding, age.
1. Small white flowers (five points)
2. Whitish gray bark that is somewhat cracked and scaly
3. Fuzzy buds at new growth areas.
4. Leaves are tear shape, smooth edges, simi-ruff leaf surface
I think it is a Fukien Tea, but I am not 100%. The leaves that are remaining don't have the three points at the top of the leaf like a fukien.
1. The few leaves that remain are dried out but are reluctant to fall off, actually are attached quite firmly.
2. The branches are all still alive, I pruned several to see if they had any green in them and they do.
3. The tree has survived indoors for years.