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Anyone have an idea what type of plant this is

Anyone have an idea what type of plant this is or at least the species?
[img]https://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z38/crazyshitlette/014.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z38/crazyshitlette/013.jpg[/img]

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Looks like Euonymus or burning bush. I have a huge one in my front yard. They are slow to thicken and have a short growing period, but can make nice bonsai. Around here they grow like weeds, so I have two in pots and three in the ground.

https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATEuonymousalatusProgressionSeries.htm

https://www.thebonsaiguide.com/BPG/BS_A0156.HTM

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JTred wrote:Looks like Euonymus or burning bush. I have a huge one in my front yard. They are slow to thicken and have a short growing period, but can make nice bonsai. Around here they grow like weeds, so I have two in pots and three in the ground.

https://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATEuonymousalatusProgressionSeries.htm

https://www.thebonsaiguide.com/BPG/BS_A0156.HTM
That was my initial ID as well.

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Thanks guys after doing a google search I would have to say that as well Am I able to trade them or is there rules on that?

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Wort,

Euonymous alatus is known to be a non-native, invasive species. I don't know what the laws are in various states but it would probably be best to avoid deliberately spreading it. They are still being sold as landscape material though.

I know that here they have escaped captivity and are in the local woodlands but I have not seen large stands of them, just solitary examples.

https://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=3023
https://nbii-nin.ciesin.columbia.edu/ipane/icat/browse.do?specieId=20

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Thanks Gnome, So the blunt end of it don't sell them... I was reading about how they were labeled as "invasive"

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Wort,
So the blunt end of it don't sell them
I wouldn't, but you can use that plant as a bonsai specimen. I have one but it's not much to look at yet. If you give it a shot, be aware that this species only gives one flush of growth each year so a late pruning can cause problems. I found out the hard way.

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I'm really drawn to bare bonsai I don't know what it is, like bald maples in the winter, do you have any idea where I could get olive seeds or cuttings I'm on like 3 other sites and no one has any to offer

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Wort,

I just checked Ebay for the terms 'olive tree' and got nearly 1,000 hits. One near the top has young trees that are claimed to be cold hardy, which I was not aware of.

There are also seeds listed but you can cut years from the process by simply buying a young plant. I think that is what I would do.

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Meehan's miniatures has very young olive trees at a reasonable price.

https://www.meehansminiatures.com/shop/index.php?action=item&id=78&prevaction=search&previd=&prevstart=0

https://www.meehansminiatures.com/shop/index.php?action=item&id=79&prevaction=search&previd=&prevstart=0

https://www.meehansminiatures.com/shop/index.php?action=item&id=281&prevaction=search&previd=&prevstart=0

However, I agree with Gnome that you should consider saving time by using older material, which, unfortunately, is often more expensive.

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if your looking for something with berries i just stumbled on the Japanese witerberry (Ilex serrata) ive been told there are deciduous and subtropical species of Ilex but have failed to find anything other than the deciduous serrata. they make very nice bonsai

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I don't want to be a prude - but it is b-o-n-s-a-i, never bonsai, and it should be pronounced like "bone-sigh".

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TomM wrote:I don't want to be a prude - but it is b-o-n-s-a-i, never bonsai, and it should be pronounced like "bone-sigh".
let's not argue spelling, shall we... Everyone understood what it was meant to be...
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i know i know my password has bonsai in it and its spelled wrong too :oops: i have spelling issues when typing, my fingers work faster than my brain

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Actually It's written as 盆栽 in Chinese and pronounced close to pen (2nd tone) zai (1st tone) in Mandarin.
ficus, maple, elm, juniper, pine

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Thank you.
No argument at all - just clarification. And I understand. When I type my brain sometimes goes AWOL.
Sorry Wort, we got off topic.
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No worries man, I'm not gonna die.

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