Green Garden Park’s main specialism is in Japanese Bonsais. These Bonsais are large potted ‘statement’ trees with a big ‘wow factor’. The word bonsai comes from the Chinese words pun sai, meaning quite literally 'tree in a pot'. But Bonsai is more than a tree in a pot. The art of Bonsai is telling a story through living illusion. Bonsai originated in China and was further developed as a Japanese art form using trees.
Green Garden Park also offers trees pruned in what is known as ‘cloud-pruned form’ (a traditional Japanese art so called because the foliage resembles clumps of cloud settled around the branches). Cloud pruning is a Japanese method of training trees and shrubs into shapes resembling clouds. The only difference between cloud pruned tree and Bonsai is that Bonsai is grown in containers and cloud pruned trees are grown in the ground.

  

Note: For other varieties as well as sizes available please contact our team.

 

Enkianthus L.– Ericaceae

Perulatus

  Habit

Slender, upright shrub with distinctively whorled layers of branches. When mature, and especially in shady positions, displays as asymmetrical open, broadly upright habit. 

Size 2 to 3 (up to 4) m in height and 1.5 to 2.5 (3) m in spread. As wide as tall when mature.
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, in distinctive whorled clusters on the shoots, elliptic, 3 to 7 cm long, vivid green. Autumn colour is fiery red to yellow.

Flowers Before leafing-out, clusters of numerous small, bell-shaped, yellow flowers with red markings.
Roots

Many fibrous roots in the topsoil layer.

Site Partial shade to shade, with sufficient moisture also in sunny positions.
Soils

Loves good, humus-rich, mildly acid to acid soils with a constant moisture level. Intolerant of chalk.

Characteristics Very frost tolerant. Has a long flowering period. 
Bonsai-form 4 x tr, wooden pot                                                                                high 100-125

5 x tr, wooden pot                                                                                high 150-175

5 x tr, wooden pot                                                                                high 200-225

 

 

Carpinus L. – Hornbeam 

Carpinus betulus

  Habit

Medium-sized tree with a conical crown, becoming highly domed and rounded when mature, often has a twisted stem. Initially slow growing.

Size 10 to 20 (up to 25) m in high and 7 to 12 m in spread. Annual growth 35 cm in high, 25 to 30 cm spread.
Foliage Deciduous, alternate, ovate to oblong. Autumn colour is brilliant yellow. Leaves often remain on the tree until spring. 
Flowers

The plant is monoecious, male catkins are yellow, 4 to 7 cm long, before or during budding, female catkins are green, 3 cm long, inconspicuous, pollination by wind. 

Fruits Small nuts on 3-lobed bracts held in light green clusters. 
Roots Predominantly radial and horizontally spreading, up to 1.4 m deep, very high proportion of fibrous roots in topsoil layer and slightly intolerant of disturbance, very adaptable to different soil conditions. 
Site Sun/shade.
Soils Tolerant of most soils, moderately dry to moist, deep, acid to alkaline, but will also thrive on sandy and clay soils which arenot too poor in nutrients. Tolerates a high ground water table and short periods of flooding, but not waterlogged sites.  
Characteristics

Reliably hardy, grows back fast after hard pruning, tolerant of winds and heat, warmth loving, withstands summer droughts relatively well, leaves are good soil amelioration. Carpinus can reach of the age of 150 years.  

Bonsai form

4 x tr, air-pot,                                                 high 175-200               spread 125-150

5 x tr, air-pot,                                                 high 200-250               spread 200-250

 

 Chamaecyparis L. – False cypress

Obtusa ‘ nana gracilis’

  Habit

Slow growing dwarf, young plants asymmetrically rounded to conical; in maturity broadly conical, branches are held in decorative, shell-like sprays.

Size 1.5 to 2.5 (3) m in height and 1 to 1.5 (2) m in spread. Annual growth is 5 cm in height, 3 cm spread. 
Needles

Scale-like, thick, closely pressed to the shoot,dark green, glossy.

Roots

Swallow, with dense, fibrous roots.

Site

(Sun) light shade to partial shade.

Soils

Humus-rich, moist, well-drained, nutrient-rich, acid to mildly alkaline soils.

Characteristics

Very frost tolerant, sufficiently tolerant of industrial sites.

Bonsai form

8 x tr, container,                                               high 175-200

  

 

Fagus L. – Beech

Sylvatica ,Common beech 


 

Habit

Large, broad, and round crowned tree, with strong branches hanging to the ground, in stands and in groups forming immense, straight stems.

Size 25 to 30 m in height. Free-standing, mature specimens are 25 to 30 m in spread. Annual growth is 50 cm in height and 40 cm spread. 
Bark

Young branches are grey –brown, becoming smooth and silver grey with age.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, broad elliptic to oval, 5 to 10 cm long, with 5 to 9 pairs of veins, wavy margins, juvenile leaves have silky hairs, later dark green, glossy and smooth above, hairy veins beneath. Autumn colour is bright yellow to red-brown.

Flowers

Plant is monoecious, numerous male flowers are held on long stalks in globose clusters; female inflorescences in twos. Flowers after 15 to 20 years, May.

Fruits

Always two nuts with one seed each, in bristly, horizontal or upright husks. Consumed in large quantities they are mildly poisonous (high content of oxalic acid).

Roots

The widely spreading, densely branching main side roots are very strongly developed. Of all the native woodland trees, beech trees have the most intense root penetration of the topsoil layer. The roots lie at a depth of 1 to 1.4 m on compacted soils and, with a high ground water table, the root-mass is often only 30 cm deep. On light, sandy soils the root system is occasionally twice the spread of the crown diameter.

The roots are extremely sensitive to compaction, covering, excavation, sealing with an impermeable material, changes in the ground water table and flooding.

Site

Sun/shade. 

Soils

Generally undemanding, but prefers moist, nutrient-rich, loamy soils with some lime, warm calcareous soils in positions of high atmospheric humidity are the optimum sites. Beech will also thrive to a satisfactory degree on mildly acid, poorer soils. 

Bonsai form

7 x tr, air-pot,                                                      high 200-250               spread 150-200

 

Ilex L. – Holly  

Crenata 'Kinme'

  Habit

Evergreen, stiffly upright shrub, becoming asymmetrical with maturity, with widely spreading side branches. Very slow growing.

Size 2 to 3.5 m in height and 3 m in spread. Annual growth is 15 cm in height and 10 cm spread.
Foliage

Evergreen, alternate, oval to lanceolate, 2 to 3 cm long, golden yellow, later turning green. 

Flowers

Plant is dioecious, flowers are very small, matt white, May/June.

Roots Densely branched, many fibrous roots in the top soil layer.
Site Sun to shade. 
Soils

Humus and nutrient-rich soil, sufficiently moist, but well-drained, acid to neutral. Loam or clay soils and compacted or water-logged sites are entirely unsuitable. Develops chlorosis if the pH value is too high.

Characteristics Very hardy to minus 27°, prefers high atmospheric humidity levels. Does not withstands heat and lasting droughts, very shade tolerant, intolerant of competition of other plants, can be pruned, tolerates urban sites. 
Bonsai-form 4 x tr, wooden pot                            high 100-125                    spread 80-100

4 x tr, wooden pot                            high 125-150                    spread 80-100

Bonsai-form

5 x tr, wooden pot                            high 150-175                    spread 100-125

5 x tr, wooden pot                            high 175-200                    spread 100-125

 

 

Pinus L. – Pine

Sylvestris 'Watereri'

  Habit

Broadly conical when young, later more asymmetrical, densely closed shrub; old plants with an open, umbrella-shaped, very picturesque crown and fox red stems. 

Size 4 to 5 (6) m in height and 5 to 6 m in spread. Annual growth is 12 cm in height and spread.
Needles

Evergreen, needle-like, grey-blue to steel blue.

Roots On clay soils with a high ground-water table, or on peaty or stony soils, with a shallow root-system; otherwise a tap root is grown. 
Site Sun.
Soils

Very undemanding as to site and water supply: grows on the poorest sandy soils and colonises even acid highland moors. Fails on humus-free, open white sands.

Characteristics Extremely frost tolerant, withstands early and late frost, heat and drought, wind and urban site conditions. 
Bonsai-form 5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 100-125                    spread 80-100

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 125-150                    spread 80-100

Bonsai-form

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 125-150                   spread 100-125

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 150-175                   spread 100-125

Bonsai-form

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 150-175                   spread 125-150

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 175-200                   spread 125-150

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 200-225                   spread 125-150

Bonsai-form

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 200-225                   spread 150-200

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 225-250                   spread 150-200

 

 

 

Taxus L. – Yew 

 

Cuspidata‘nana’

 

  Habit

Dwarf from of the Japanese yew. Of asymmetrical, low habit, branches are prostrate to upright, in maturity spreading in flat sections with slightlyascending tips. Slow growing.

Size 1 to 2 m in high and 2 to 3 (5) m in spread.
Needles

Leaves are relatively short, 2 to 2.5 cm long, abruptly acute, dull green, generally radially arranged and dense.

Soils

On all moist to dump, nutrient-rich, well-drained soils, acid to strongly alkaline, very tolerant of a range of soil conditions.

Characteristics

Frost tolerant, as a young plant occasionally susceptible to late frost damage, withstands atmospheric pollution, good re-growth from old wood, wind resistant.

Japanese Bonsai

7 x tr, air-pot,                                                high 150-175               spread 125-150

8 x tr, air-pot,                                                high 200-225               spread 200-250

  

 

Ulmus L. - Elm

Hollandica ‘Jacqueline H.’

  Habit

Large, broadly bushy and slightly asymmetrical, upright-growing shrub, with dense, short branches in young plants; main stem and side branches later becoming picturesquely twisted and turned, old plants develop an open, semi-circular to umbrella-shaped crown. Slow growing. 

Size

In 9 years ca. 1.8 m in height and in spread. A 25 year old specimen has a height of 3.5 m and a spread of 5 m.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, conspicuously small, acute ovate, leaf margins are asymmetrical, 2.3 to 3.5 m long and 1 to 1.8 m wide, margins doubly serrate, dark green, coarse hairy above, lighter beneath, leaves held distinctively close together.

Site Sun to light shade.
Soils

Moderately dry to moist, nutrient-rich and deep soils, mildly acid to alkaline.

Characteristics Frost tolerant. 
Bonsai-form 5 x tr, wooden pot                                             high 125-150                   spread 125-150

5 x tr, wooden pot                                             high 150-175                   spread 125-150

Bonsai-form

6 x tr, wooden pot                                             high 150-175                   spread 150-175

6 x tr, wooden pot                                             high 175-200                   spread 150-175