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Help me identify this

Ive had this bonsai for about a month and thought it was a Chinese elm. I've noticed though that there are only two ridges on each side of the leaf, while the Chinese elm has multiple. The leaves are about a half inch tall full grown and they have small black spots on the bottom. Please help! :?

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Vad23,

Hello and welcome to the forum. Without pictures any attempt at ID would just be speculation. Any chance of getting a few images? If you need assistance posting them please look [url=https://helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724]here.[/url]

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Vad23,

OK, I see that you have edited in a picture, thanks. It really reminds me of Fukien Tea. I don't grow this species so I'm only going from pictures and previous posts. The ones I've seen usually only have one strong serration per side though. Here is an image to compare against.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fukien_Tea_Tree_flower.jpg

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Gnome wrote:Vad23,

OK, I see that you have edited in a picture, thanks. It really reminds me of Fukien Tea. I don't grow this species so I'm only going from pictures and previous posts. The ones I've seen usually only have one strong serration per side though. Here is an image to compare against.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fukien_Tea_Tree_flower.jpg

Norm
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I have a fukien tea tree, and for some reason that one doesn't look quite like it, the leaves are similar, but on your tree they almost look smooth, Fukien teas have little bumps on the leaves. Also Fukien tea is very recognizable by it's small white flowers.

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it is a Fukien tea tree.... good luck, either way
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SvetSad wrote:I have a fukien tea tree, and for some reason that one doesn't look quite like it, the leaves are similar, but on your tree they almost look smooth, Fukien teas have little bumps on the leaves. Also Fukien tea is very recognizable by it's small white flowers.

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it is a Fukien tea tree.... good luck, either way
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i have seen this before if the leaves are thick and leathery i think it is a holly species .evergeen shrub flowers with berries

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manofthetrees wrote:i have seen this before if the leaves are thick and leathery i think it is a holly species .evergeen shrub flowers with berries
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By the looks of him, I'm going to second MOT's apraisal of a "holly".

Just which one, I'm less sure of.

If he's living indoors, I hope you have a green house. Waxy evergreen leaves or no, my holly never prospered indoors.
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tomc wrote:By the looks of him, I'm going to second MOT's apraisal of a "holly".

Just which one, I'm less sure of.

If he's living indoors, I hope you have a green house. Waxy evergreen leaves or no, my holly never prospered indoors.
I have a humidity tray will that work?

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tomc wrote:By the looks of him, I'm going to second MOT's apraisal of a "holly".

Just which one, I'm less sure of.

If he's living indoors, I hope you have a green house. Waxy evergreen leaves or no, my holly never prospered indoors.

The Only thing about the holly species all have thornes that I've seen. And my leaves don't have thornes, they have ridges kinda like a fukien tea

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A humidity tray alone will not help you grow a holly indoors.

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The Ficus Guy wrote:A humidity tray alone will not help you grow a holly indoors.
Are you sure it's a holly though

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Vad23 wrote:
The Ficus Guy wrote:A humidity tray alone will not help you grow a holly indoors.
Are you sure it's a holly though
Not 100%, I just know it's no Fukien. Leaves aren't glossy enough.

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The Ficus Guy wrote:
Vad23 wrote:
The Ficus Guy wrote:A humidity tray alone will not help you grow a holly indoors.
Are you sure it's a holly though
Not 100%, I just know it's no Fukien. Leaves aren't glossy enough.

Some leaves are starting to turn yellow, why is that?

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Vad23 wrote:
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Vad23 wrote: Are you sure it's a holly though
Not 100%, I just know it's no Fukien. Leaves aren't glossy enough.

Some leaves are starting to turn yellow, why is that?
You're probably over watering which is keeping the soil wet all the time.

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The Ficus Guy wrote:
Vad23 wrote:
The Ficus Guy wrote: Not 100%, I just know it's no Fukien. Leaves aren't glossy enough.

Some leaves are starting to turn yellow, why is that?
You're probably over watering which is keeping the soil wet all the time.
ok thanks

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Some leaves are starting to turn yellow, why is that?
If where it was photographed is its normal bench, the light levels are far too low. And it may be being watered too much.
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tomc wrote:
Some leaves are starting to turn yellow, why is that?
If where it was photographed is its normal bench, the light levels are far too low. And it may be being watered too much.
I'm getting a grow, would that help

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if it is the species i saw it is not native to the u.s im not positive but it may have been in korea or vietnam , but the leaves are smaller than the species ive seen in person and it may be a sub-tropical plant.
looks like someones going to have some holly reaserch on his hands...just hope there isnt 200 species of holly :shock:

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manofthetrees wrote:if it is the species i saw it is not native to the u.s im not positive but it may have been in korea or vietnam , but the leaves are smaller than the species ive seen in person and it may be a sub-tropical plant.
looks like someones going to have some holly reaserch on his hands...just hope there isnt 200 species of holly :shock:
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Re: Help me identify this

Hi Vad23

Did you ever find out the exact species of this tree?
I have a tree very similar in leaf type that needs identifying.

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