Although not native to the UK, European Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo) is found in the rest of Europe making it perfectly suited to our climate.
Very hardy, tough and easy to grow, all attributes that make this species very suitable for bonsai. At most European bonsai shows one now comes across several examples of outstanding and highly developed bonsai of this species. This example is from horticultural nursery stock. It is certainly a fairly long term project with the foliage on the ends of long branches. Wiring and bending will certainly overcome this to an extent although by far the best approach is to grow the tree vigorously and then force back budding which will then enable pruning to achieve shorter, more workable branches. However, the interesting character of the two trunk arrangement makes this a very worthwhile project I believe it is 60cm. in height with an overall spread of 78cm. Across the base on the two trunks it measures an impressive 13cm. It is currently potted in a plastic rectangular training container that measures 35x26x9cm.