James453
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Just Bought a Bonsai... But What Kind is It?

Hi everyone I'm new and I just got my first Bonsai yesterday!

My Bonsai:
[img]https://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u82/Siminjames/24-07-07_1159.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u82/Siminjames/24-07-07_1158.jpg[/img]

Would someone be able to identify it please? Thanks. :)

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Gnome
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Location: Western PA USDA Zone 6A

James,

Hello and welcome. It is possible that it is a Serissa but I am not certain. Are there any signs of flower buds? You can pinch off a small shoot and check for an unpleasant odor. I have been looking for a good closeup of the foliage, this is the best I can locate right now.

[img]https://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/06/4/4990.jpg[/img]

Norm

bmbeyond
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The leaves look to big in the pic to be a serissa. i could be wrong though. I can't really tell from the pic so you might google both sageretia and barbados cherry.

constantstaticx3
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Looks like an azalea maybe?

Tom

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tarian
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looks like a hackberry to me i gave it a search it looks the same

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I would say from the picture looks alot like my old, Segeretia Theezan or chinese bird plum.

If the leaves look like these:

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Sageretia_theezans.jpg/800px-Sageretia_theezans.jpg[/img]

Then you have what i suspected.

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