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Entry: Juniperus Grey Owl – Juniperus Virginiana – South Africa

Before I chose this tree because of its beautiful foliage. It is a lovely colour and texture. I originally thought about a literati style for this tree. It is still young (probably about 8-10years old according to the nursery),...
 
 
 
 
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Entry: Picea Glauca var. unknown – White Spruce – USA

Before This tree was purchased in Napa Valley, CA from a closing nursery 3 hours away from my house. The owner passed away and his son was liquidating off all the stock. I selected this Spruce because of it’s interesting ...
 

 
 
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Entry: Thuja Occidentalis – Northern White Cedar – USA

Before I got this plant from a nursery sale for $10.00 USD, before my knowledge of this contest. However, It was purchased because of it’s numerous branches and thick, tapered trunk. Due to the tree’s symmetry, brow...
 
 
 
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Entry: Duranta Repens – Sheena’s Gold – South Africa

Before This tree was purchased as nursery stock. It travelled 1460km’s from my hometown of Pietermaritzburg in Natal to the City that I currently reside in. The tree was extremely sparse when purchased, so I have done not...
 

 
 
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Entry: Creeping Juniper – Juniperus Plumosa – South Africa

Before This is a Creeping Juniper purchased from a local nursery. It has lovely foliage and an interesting trunkline. My initial plan for the tree was to do a cascade, but after closer inspection of the trunk, I decided to take...
 
 
 
 
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Entry: Lilly Pilly – Eugenia – Syzygium paniculatum – South Africa

Before This is a syzygium that I purchased from a commercial plant nursery this year. I have done some initial branch selection and toyed with the idea of two or three different fronts. It has very attractive mature bark for su...
 

 
 
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Entry: Juniperus Califonica – California Juniper – USA

Before I was searching Craig’s List for material when I came across the following listing, “I have a bunch of s**t you want”. So of course I looked and BOOM! Some kid was helping his grandfather sell off his B...
 
 
 
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Entry: Taxodium Distichum – Bald Cypress – USA

Before This tree was purchased in Napa Valley, CA from a closing nursery 3 hours away from my house. The owner passed away and his son was liquidating off all the stock. I selected this bald cypress because of it’s intere...
 

 
 
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Entry: Black Mangrove – Aviccenia germinans – Mexico

Before Aviccenia germinans, it is one of the best species to work with in the American tropics, however rarely do one see bonsai from the species, I would guess that it is because of the apparently larger leaves, as compare to ...
 
 
 
 
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Entry: Witstinkhout (White Stinkwood) – Celtis africana hybrid – South Africa

Before The fallen trunk is actually a very thick root removed from another bonsai. The root was thrown under the benches but when it started sprouting new shoots it was covered up with soil.It was removed spring 2012 from the g...
 

 
 
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Entry: Sequoia sempervirens – Coast Redwood – USA

Before This tree was collected on the northern California coast in old timber country. The wide trunk and the aged interesting decaying deadwood are testaments to the quality of such material. Coast Redwood bud back frequently ...
 
 
 
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Entry: Vitex ‘Fascination’Vitex trifolia f. purpurea – Arabian Lilac Fascination – Zambia

I dug this plant from my old farm on 10 01 2013. They were 3 plants like a clamp. I separated them, and reduced the long branches. Planted it directly in the ground. It did not skip a bit and budded shortly. It had very little ...
 

 
 
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Entry: Black mangrove – Avicennia germinans – Mexico

Before Aviccenia germinans, it is one of the best species to work with in the American tropics, however rarely do one see bonsai from the species, I would guess that it is because of the apparently larger leaves, as compare to ...
 
 
 
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Entry: Logwood – Haematoxylum campechianum – Mexico

Before Haematoxylum campechianum (Logwood) is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae. The old wood from this tree is extremely hard, one of the hardest I seen, the wood is dark red (haematoxilin is extracted...