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ID my tree, Bonsai identification

This guide will help you identify the species of tree you have in two simple steps. All you need to do is to take a close look at your tree's foliage and match it to the options we’ve provided below.

Tree species for Bonsai video
SELECTING TREE SPECIES

Select a category

Broadleaf evergreen
Keep their leaves year-round
Deciduous trees
Shed their leaves in fall
Pines and Conifers
Needles or scale-like foliage

Broadleaf evergreen

Broadleaf evergreen trees can have two leaf growth patterns: alternating or opposite.
Opposite leaf growth
Leaves that emerge opposite of each other
Alternating leaf growth
Leaves that grow alternating
Broadleaf evergreen - Opposite leaf pattern trees
Broadleaf evergreen - Alternating leaf pattern trees

Deciduous trees

Deciduous trees can have two leaf growth patterns: alternating or opposite.
Opposite leaf growth
Leaves that emerge opposite of each other
Alternating leaf growth
Leaves that grow alternating
Deciduous species - Opposite leaf pattern trees
Deciduous species - Alternating leaf pattern trees

Pines and Conifers

Pines and Conifers can be divided into three categories; those with elongating growth patterns, whorled growth patterns, or deciduous conifers.
Elongating growth patterns
Scale-like leaves
Whorled growth patterns
Needles arise at a common point
Deciduous conifers
Sheds needles in fall
Coniferous evergreen - Elongating growth patterns
Coniferous evergreen - Whorled growth patterns
Deciduous conifers

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