Plant ID forum→Plant identification

Views: 121, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
Apr 3, 2021 5:06 AM CST
Hi any ideas what these are?? I brought them as seeds,stating they were bonzai trees but thats all .so not very helpful...any ideas?? Thanks
Thumb of 2021-04-03/Nadine1977/62d86a

Thumb of 2021-04-03/Nadine1977/8b03e0

Foothills of the Italian Alps
Apr 3, 2021 5:28 AM CST
I think it's a bit too early for identification, unless you can find the package the seeds came in.

PS: dozens of trees can be trained into bonsai, from Japanese maple to various larch species. Do you remember what you were sold?
Bow down to the Queens
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchids, peace and beauty
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Apr 3, 2021 6:04 AM CST
You can't by Bonsai seeds really. Bonsai is an art form.
You can buy seeds of plants that can be trained into Bonsai subjects.

I saw this on e-bay just yesterday. About 20 vendors offering "Bonsai Seeds"! Growing Bonsai is time consuming. You can take classes to learn more at Botanical Gardens. But yet there are people I am sure who buy the seeds and think that this will happen without them doing a thing. Caveat Emptor.
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!
California (Zone 9b)
Apr 3, 2021 6:10 AM CST
They're a Pine of some sort, but which one will take awhile.
Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
Apr 3, 2021 6:16 AM CST
Thank You, yes unfortunately i have no experience with bonsai,and looking into it further have come to realise that it takes years and years of training,patience and dedication..but i guess everyone has got to start wish me and my poor bonsai luck as we're going to need it ..x

Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
Apr 3, 2021 6:20 AM CST
Hi thanks for your reply, unfortunately i brought it out of a store (home bargains) it was just a grow your own bonsai tree,came with seeds,soil,pot etc, no label on the seeds or packaging.. but looking into it further i think you are correct some sort of pine possible black pine??, again thanks for your help

Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
Apr 3, 2021 6:21 AM CST
Thank You so much for your reply,. .i definitely think you are correct in that some sort of pine xx

Foothills of the Italian Alps
Apr 3, 2021 6:28 AM CST
The "beginner's plan" in bonsai is usually considered Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'. If you bought it as part of a starter kit it's highly likely what you have.

I made a bonsai out of a oak seedling 30+ years ago. It was surprisingly easy to make and care for: juniper is even easier so if you have a book on bonsai training (I don't know if "Bonsai for Dummies" exists but it could be a good starting point) just be patient and in the meanwhile start studying.
Bow down to the Queens
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Container Gardener Lilies Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Zinnias
Organic Gardener Heirlooms Bee Lover Hummingbirder Echinacea Tomato Heads
Apr 3, 2021 6:50 AM CST
If you want to start with a plant, look at "blue rug" junipers. These are pretty easy to train. Because they are an outside plant, they do nest if kept outside. Occasional stays inside the house are ok. I've done several of these.
“ Be kind whenever possible”
14th Dalai Lama
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 3, 2021 10:14 AM CST
Pine tree seedling.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Lucius93 and is called "Lilium candidum"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.