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low maintenance, durable plants for bonsai ?

Posted by nguyenty 9, Los Angeles (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 12:04

I am looking for low maintenance plants suitable for bonsai. I am currently growing some grape bonsai. They been through a lot and can take a lot of abuse yet never dies. I think they are beautiful as a bonsai also. Anything fit this category ?

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RE: low maintenance, durable plants for bonsai ?

You can try the Ligustrum (or Privet) commonly seen in hedges.
I once saw a couple of dug out privet in my street, in the middle of winter with snow and everything.. I asked and took the plants home where I planted them in the ground and in containers. They all survived! Thats hardy I think!

Boxwoods, which can also take some abuse, are also qualified for the job.

RE: low maintenance, durable plants for bonsai ?


You can do some cool stuff with it & it takes a beating / LOL

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