The Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) should perhaps really be called the Chinese honeysuckle as it is a native of western China.
However, it has been grown in the UK since its introduction in 1908 and is perfectly happy in our climate and conditions. As a species it has great characteristics for bonsai. Like most plants grown mainly for hedging, it responds very well to being pruned and pruned hard if needs be. It very readily back buds all over the trunk and branches giving the option to grow new branches pretty much anywhere at any time.
This example originated in a hedge in an enthusiast’s garden and by the size of the trunk, which measures about 18cm. across at soil level and 9 cm. diam. above that, could be quite old. That trunk features phenomenal aged character with hollow deadwood and shari, some natural and some man made. The height of the tree is 42cm. with a branch spread of 60cm. Development and refinement of the branch structure will improve the overall tree image in quite a short time with this vigorous species. The pot is a nice quality glazed oval 46x34x7 cm.