Dustin D
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Please Help. "Mountain Fire" Japonica?

Ive recently bought a bonsai tree and the guy said it was like a mountain fire jaccopo or something. it has little bulbs on the top. in late december he says all the leaves turn very red. a slightly darker red. plese help me soon so i can help care for this tree. im new to this and don't know how to post a picture or i would. if you can help please do. [url=https://img694.imageshack.us/i/bonsai.jpg/][img]https://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3100/bonsai.th.jpg[/img][/url]
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Dustin,

I must say that your question did not ring a bell with me at all so I did the obvious thing and hit up Google. My first search on 'Mountain Fire' led me immediately to Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Your picture leaves something to be desired but it looks pretty close. Google it and compare yours against the clearer pictures.

Norm

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have you never seen a bonsai like this before?
[url=https://img706.imageshack.us/i/downsized1208092152.jpg/][img]https://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4697/downsized1208092152.th.jpg[/img][/url]
this is another picture i took earlier.
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Dustin,

No, I am not familiar with this plant. It looks like yours can stand some growing out time.

https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Pieris.html

Norm

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