Plant ID forum: What is this bonsai tree

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Jul 27, 2017 2:43 PM CST
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Does anyone know what type of tree this tree
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 27, 2017 2:44 PM CST

Most likely a Ficus. BTW, bonsai refers to a pruning style, not a particular plant.
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Name: Will Creed
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Jul 29, 2017 7:49 AM CST
Probably a Ficus diversifolia or mistletoe fig. It's a nice one. Keep it well pruned to maintain its shape.
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Name: Tofi
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Jul 31, 2017 2:33 AM CST
leaves are opposite so not a ficus sp, it resembles a privet, ligustrum sinense i guess, this requires more frequent pruning as it grow fast an branch tends to grow straight and rapid, a behave that not so nice. to prevent it grows to quick, water an nutrition should be limited, but light should not.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jul 31, 2017 8:49 AM CST
My first thought was maybe Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa) which is often shaped for Bonsai but my eyesight is not the greatest and when I enlarge the photo, it doesn't look quite right for Carissa. I think @tofitropic may be on the right track with the suggestion of Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) which is another often used in Bonsai sculpture:
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