Azaleas - Spring flowers and nice shape Black Pine - The classic tree of Japanese bonsai.  Great bark.  Green all year round.  Needles reduce well Boxwood - Year-round greenery.   Kingsville and Morris Midget are prized for their small leaves that are ideal for bonsai, though there are recent disease issues.   Bittersweet - Nice fall betties on this invasive vine.  It is difficult to get a classic bonsai shape, but the fruit make up for it in the fall and sometimes into winter.  Crab apples - Spring flowers and fall fruit Crepe Myrtle - Graceful branching, summer flowers and exfoliating bark,  Some species with very small leaves Elm - Classic deciduous shape and small leaves Hornbeam - Classic deciduous shape and leaves that reduce well.  Will handle dramatic cuts to establish good trunk taper.  Has good fall color.  Japanese Maples - Spring and fall colors and winter silhouette.  Too many varieties to name, each with its unique spring and fall colors leaf size and shape.  Junipers - Deadwood and dramatic shapes Ponderossa Pines - Collected old trees readily available on the bonsai market Porcelain Berry - Nice fall fruit on this invasive vine related to the grape Quince Japanese - Flowers and fruit Quince Chinese - Flowers, fruit, trunk development and exfoliating bark Trident maple - Classic deciduous shape and leaves that reduce well.  Will handle dramatic cuts to establish good trunk taper.  Has good fall color.  White Pine - Great bark and green all year.  Some varieties have very small needles.  Wisteria - Heavy spring flowers Witch Hazel - First flowers of spring Zelkova - Classic deciduous shape and small leaves
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Azaleas - Spring flowers and nice shape Black Pine - The classic tree of Japanese bonsai.  Great bark.  Green all year round.  Needles reduce well Boxwood - Year-round greenery.   Kingsville and Morris Midget are prized for their small leaves that are ideal for bonsai, though there are recent disease issues.   Bittersweet - Nice fall betties on this invasive vine.  It is difficult to get a classic bonsai shape, but the fruit make up for it in the fall and sometimes into winter.  Crab apples - Spring flowers and fall fruit Crepe Myrtle - Graceful branching, summer flowers and exfoliating bark,  Some species with very small leaves Elm - Classic deciduous shape and small leaves Hornbeam - Classic deciduous shape and leaves that reduce well.  Will handle dramatic cuts to establish good trunk taper.  Has good fall color.  Japanese Maples - Spring and fall colors and winter silhouette.  Too many unique spring and fall colors leaf size and shape.  Junipers - Deadwood and dramatic shapes Ponderossa Pines - Collected old trees readily available on the bonsai market Porcelain Berry - Nice fall fruit on this invasive vine related to the grape Quince Japanese - Flowers and fruit Quince Chinese - Flowers, fruit, trunk development and exfoliating bark Trident maple - Classic deciduous shape and leaves that reduce well.  Will handle dramatic cuts to establish good trunk taper.  Has good fall color.  White Pine - Great bark and green all year.  Some varieties have very small needles.  Wisteria - Heavy spring flowers Witch Hazel - First flowers of spring Zelkova - Classic deciduous shape and small leaves
Home About Us Meetings Trees Creating Bonsai Pots Display Galleries
Why we Chose the Trees we Chose
Brandywine Bonsai Society is an educational organization and as a result, the material in this site may be copied for educational purposes.  If large portions are copied, we would appreciate attribution.  We welcome links to this site.