Hil
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Identification help needed please

I live in France and can't find the English name for this little tree:

https://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/544/34438831209061/1600/497152/image-upload-2-723476.jpg

https://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger2/544/34438831209061/1600/636374/image-upload-26-785464.jpg


I was told it's 7-9 years old.
I am brand new to bonsais and would appreciate any links or advice you might have to best care for this tree.

Thank you!

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Gnome
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Hil,

The pictures you provided are a bit out of focus but try this. [url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3523&highlight=pepper[/url]

If you feel that this ID is correct use the search function to find out more.

Norm

Hil
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Hi Norm

Thanks so much for your reply.
Sorry about the out of focus pictures :-(

I think you may be right except the leaves on my plant don't have a "dotted" or what looks like a sort of spiky edge.

But I suspect it's close enough to be closely related so I'll start there!

Any tips on how I should trim it?

Thanks again.

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Gnome
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Hil,

You're welcome. Look here for more examples of this plant.
[url]https://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=Zanthoxylum[/url]
And as bonsai.
[url]https://images.google.com/images?q=Zanthoxylum%20bonsai&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&sa=N&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&tab=wi[/url]
Many times trees with compound leaves can be challenging to style. I have seen a nice example of this species in a sort of broom style.

Norm

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