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.
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.
This example is well on the way to being a nice deciduous bonsai image. Interesting root base measuring 6cm across, above which the trunk exhibits very good taper to the top height of 64cm. Well developed branching spreads to 55cm. With good well spaced primary branching already in place and the makings of a secondary branch system, all that is really requires is further development of the ramification which is a grow and refine job. It is planted in a nice hand made glazed oval ceramic pot 40x30x7cm.