bonsaidavid
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Please identify my bonsai

It has thin, dark green leaves, not rounded at any part of the leaf.
Leaves are small and long.
It has mini pink flowers, which have round petals.
The trunk of the tree is very thin.
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The pictures of this bonsai

[img]https://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad25/bonsaidavid/P7204080.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad25/bonsaidavid/P7204081.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad25/bonsaidavid/P7204082.jpg[/img]
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The trunk and leaf structure reminds me of the brush cherry (Eugenia myrtifolia AKA Syzygium paniculatum), but the flowers don't look right for that species. Mine hasn't flowered yet, but I've been lead to believe that the flowers are prett inconspicuous, which yours are defintiely not. I could not find any images to the contrary.

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Not a brush cherry

Thanks for the effort, but it's not a brush cherry.
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kdodds
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Yeah, I didn't think so, flowers are wrong. The flowers themselves look more like Malphighia, but that's wrong too for the leaf/stem structure. Possibly a Serissa spp.? One good way to tell is to scratch the bark. Serissa spp. give off this mild cabbage-like smell. Be careful, though, even though the smell is mild, it's been known to actually make people vomit. I've come close a couple of times while repotting them.

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I'll see

Thanks for the advice, I'll keep a bucket with me just in case. :oops:
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bonsaidavid
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Just looked at some pictures of the serissa spp

Instead of risking vomiting, I decided to look at some pictures first.
I am sort of glad to say it is not a Serissa spp, my bonsai's leaves are too thin to be a Serissa spp and they are not rounded.

Thanks anyway...

Anymore suggestions?????? :lol:
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Is it even a bonsai???

Someone told me that it is a type of flower, and not actually a bonsai - is this true?

Can someone please answer me?
:lol: :? :( :cry:
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arboricola
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You might try looking at some Camellia pics.

Phil...

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Re: Is it even a bonsai???

bonsaidavid wrote:Someone told me that it is a type of flower, and not actually a bonsai - is this true?

Can someone please answer me?
:lol: :? :( :cry:
Literally, bonsai is a tree in a pot. This traditionally encompasses trees and shrubs place in pots and styled to look like natural, old, large trees. Whomever it was that said this either has very little knowledge of bonsai or is possibly one of the elitist bonsai enthusiasts who believes that, if it's not a maple, pine, or some other tree that has the potential to reach great heights, it's not a bonsai. There are plenty of tree species that can only get a few feet high that are worthy (and traditionally used) as bonsai. Satsuki azaleas spring to mind immediately.

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I know that

I already know what you're saying.
All I'm wanting to know is what type of bonsai/plant I have.
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Thankyou

Thanks for your suggestion aboricola
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