by Max Bellamy
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Bonsai trees reflect persistence and utter care of the one who develops them. Selection of a tree to make bonsai is vital. A good bonsai tree is one that is strong, healthy, and pleasing to look at.
Bonsai trees are available in the market or can be grown to different shapes and sizes. For first-timers, young trees are perfect; whereas for an experienced grower, an older tree will be fine. Some bonsai even come with beautiful flowers, small fruits, and tinted leaves.
For someone who has recently indulged in this art, common garden plants can be selected to make a bonsai tree. These include azalea, boxwood, camellia, cotoneaster, gardenia, hibiscus, holly, juniper, pyracantha, and rhaphiolepis.
Bonsai trees grown from beech, birches, cedar, cherry, elms, hawthorn, hornbeam, jade, junipers, maples, pines, privet, pyracantha, and spruce are considered to be prospective.
To overcome the hassle of growing a bonsai tree, it is very convenient to buy the potted ones available in the market. To select the best tree, there are a couple of things you should be checking before buying. The tree should be clean and not wedged; it should have healthy lower branches. Leaves should look green and healthy, and roots should be firm inside the pot with no weeds in the soil.
In case of a raw, untutored plant, what you basically need to be careful about is that the tree doesn't belong to a dwarf variety. Moreover, the selected bonsai should be tough enough to endure the training of branches and stems. Also remember that you will be cutting off nearly all of its existing branches, so when you pot your new bonsai, its final shape may not resemble the earlier potted version. Last, but certainly not the least, the plant should be strong and healthy with no insect infestation.
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