The Devil Wood or Osmanthus americanus makes a particularly attractive bonsai in the spring.
The species makes a small tree or large shrub in it’s native S.E. United States. It has, however, been long introduced to the UK, in fact brought in about 1758, and it seems very tolerant on our conditions if just a little care is taken with over wintering. In the spring the tree develops lovely fragrant white panicles of flowers as can be seen from the photos.
This well developed bonsai will have been created from garden or nursery origin material. It will always be shaped with flowering in mind so perhaps there is little to do other than to trim back to shape at the conclusion of the flowering period. It is 60 cm in height with a spread of 38 cm. Across the base the trunk is 5 cm. It is planted in a round plastic Mica bonsai pot 27×9 cm. A beautiful and quite unusual addition to any collection.