What type of bonsai do I have?
I recently purchased a 4 year old bonsai tree, it had a little label on it, but the woman I purchased it from removed the label when I bought it and I shortly thereafter realized I really needed to know what kind of tree it was.
It's characteristics are as follows. It has a narrow darkish, grayish, trunk and it has short, light green pine needles that circle around the branches and only seem to grow one side of the trunk. The trunks texture is a bit spiny towards the top.
I guess I assume its some sort of pine tree, but I'm really not sure and I've noticed some yellowing near the trunk on a few of the branches and I can't remember if that was there when I got it. Your assistance is appreciated, I'd hate to be the end of this little tree, and I want it to live a full productive life as it seems to have the potential to be really mighty and beautiful in the end.
Just need to identify it so I can provide the environment it needs.
Please and thank you.