Friday, December 21, 2007

Bonsai Perennial Tender Shrubs

How to choose tender herbs

Bonsai fascinators purchase herbs and train them as bonsai. The herbs include rosemary, laurel, sweet bay, willows, barberries, oaks, citrus, junipers, black berry, hawthorns, calamondin orange, etc. The herbs are actually listed in bonsai categories, yet because the herbs are prescribed in medicinal usage; it is often referred to as herbs.

Blackberry herbs grow as thorny bushes and have small, purplish fruits. The plants derived from European bushes of the rose family. Blackberry has pink and/or white flowers. The Latin name is Rubus Fruticosus.

Oak trees bear acorn and may have lobed leaves. The deciduous trees have evergreen colors, which the leaves have several round, or piercing projections. The Genus, Quercus oak plants grown in Jerusalem have lobed leaves. Oak is a valuable wood also.

Junipers are sold widely as bonsai, however, many people think of the Juniper as herbs, or scents.

Among the citrus family is the Calamondin orange. The shrub is a miniature tree, which its citrus scents derived from the Philippine Islands. Calamondin is a hybrid citrus, which got its name from the Latin, Citrofortunella mitis. Calamondin is one of the better herbs to train as bonsai. Many growers enjoy this herb for its similarity to the mandarin orange. The mandarin is also known as the Citrus reticulata.

The small fruits that grow from the calamondin tree will withstand, although it becomes weighty. The fruits make great preserves or ideal for flavoring meals. The calamondin is also similar to the Nagami kumquat. This Fortunella margarita tree grows miniature fruits. The tree has an awesome scent, i.e. citrus scent as that of the calamondin. This tree is also tasty in dishes, or can be used as preserves.

Olea europaea or the olive trees make great bonsai trees. The olive trees have green and/or black fruits, which are oval-shaped and bitter to the taste. The fruits have pits. When ripe the fruits are black. Olive trees are grown for its olive oil also. Throughout the Mediterranean regions, the olive tree is valued. The tree grows slow. Most growers up bring the olive herbs, training them as bonsai dwarfs. The ornamental trees grown in homes do not produce fruits, yet you can find herbs that grow bonsai olive trees.

Pomegranate is the family of Punica granatum. The plant is used in medicine and food. Pomegranate trees produce round-red fruits the size of an orange. The rinds are tough and enclose several chambers, which fill a selection of seeds that surround tart, juicy red pulp. The Asian species is the tropical breed that comes from Asia. Other types of Pomegranate exist as well. Pomegranate may have variable foliages and a selection of colored flowers. You should keep the room temperature at 65 degrees when training this bonsai. During winter months, the Pomegranate will start to shred its leaves.


The dwarf Pomegranate is ideal for beginners. Dwarfs grow yellow fall leaves and change to red during its growth cycle. Dwarfs also grow flowers and miniature fruits.

Dwarf Sweet Myrtle is another of the bonsai trees grown from herbs. Myrtle is known as Myrtus communis compacta as well. The plant represents ancient rituals and heroes, which Myrtle has miniature shrubs. The scented dark green leaves were once used as an herb scattered over large areas of the body for healing. The sweet odors have produced potpourri, fragrances, bathwater scents, and more. Myrtle trees are available in a variety of shades, colors, scents, etc, including the starry white flowered plant. Experts recommend planting Myrtle in groves. In groves, the Myrtle rather resembles a miniature orchard.

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