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Why the cape honeysuckle as bonsai?

Bonsai & Teacups

bonsaiteacups.ef.04242017.888881.003 “Genesis” Cape Honeysuckle bonsai specimen

The name cape honeysuckle came about because the native region for this shrub is in South Africa by the Cape of Good Hope. This is so misleading to me, as this is not a true honeysuckle. Real honeysuckles belong to the Caprifoliaceae family and are found in the Lonicera genus. The one thing I truly love about this specimen is, the trumpet-shaped flowers come in a blazing bright orange, that is sure to brighten up your tropical or bonsai garden. i’m found of this specie as a bonsai as it allows me to work on the as they are fast growing allowing me to work on my pruning and trimming skill and the tree is somewhat forgiving, and after the roots establish she is very tolerant to watering mistakes. this is why to me it’s a good starter tree. it’s also found easily at your…

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