Amongst the deciduous tree species with which to do bonsai European beech, Fagus sylvatica, is one of the best, particularly if you are thinking of native tree species.
It is very hardy and easy to grow the tree responds great to bonsai techniques and develops quickly as bonsai. Several examples are to be found in the nursery’s private bonsai collection. It is found both as a planted tree and growing wild throughout the UK. and is developed from both nursery stock of all ages as well as wild collected material.
What a nice bonsai has been created from wild collected material by it’s previous owner. There is a full and well spaced branch structure in place with good secondary branching which supports a fair amount of ramification. Really all that remains to be done is to continue to grow ramification to fill the space created by the nice silhouette. The bonsai is 52c. in height with a spread of 38cm. Surface roots are 8cm. across and above that the trunk diam. is 3.5cm. The plastic bonsai trainer is 25x18x8cm.