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That special one...

By RMBS member and 2014 Artist of the Year Mike Horine.

See additional pictures of this Buxus bonsai here.


Do you have a tree in your collection that is special, so special that you would keep that tree over all of the rest in the collection? Would you keep it over something like a world class yamadori tree? Would you keep it over a tree that cost you thousands of dollars? Would you keep it if it only cost you less then $10 dollars? I would and I do have one. Its a simple little Buxus – Boxwood in a small pot. But what a little tree it is. Its cute and now starting to get some more mature bark on it. Its full of little branches with beautiful dark green leaves of which some are turning orange for fall! I must admit accepting help on the first styling of this little magnificent Boxwood Bonsai tree. It turns out my mother who had Alzheimer’s helped me design this little tree in the 2013 timeframe. My mother actually attended the 2013 Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society show when I showed the tree. It was her first and only Bonsai show and she did enjoy herself. So here we are now over 7 years later and the little tree is still with me. Hopefully forever! I restyled this little tree a few weeks ago and I think it looks better then ever. It still needs some more work but I have the rest of my life to do this work. The only way this tree will leave me is when I am called home some day, but not today.



I hope you enjoy this little Buxus – Boxwood tree and maybe it will inspire you to create a Bonsai tree with someone special in your life! This tree will fit in the palm of your hand!

--Mike Horine October 2020


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Mike Horine
Mike Horine
Jan 26, 2021

David, No I have never had one. Mine are all from Lowes or Todays nursery. Several members have Boxwoods to. Larry has some smaller varieties you might check with him. Feed the tree that Azalea fertilizer I posted before on the forum. My boxwoods just love the stuff, nice dark green leaves. I would keep it in the garage during the winter. I tried a couple inside under lights and they did not last long. I keep all of my boxwoods in the garage during the winter they do just fine there. You can also buy a small seedling heating pad to put it on if your really worried about it. Good luck with it!

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David McPeters
David McPeters
Jan 26, 2021

Mike, I saw your post on the Boxwood. I was regifted a Harland Boxwood after Christmas. From the tag and lit that came with it I think it was from Brussels. It is a native of southern China and not hardy here, zones 7-9. It has very small leaves, smaller than even than Kingsville. Do you have or have you had one of these?

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