Instead of a tree growing in the open, today I have my Bonsai tree for you. We call it Wax but botanically it is the Ehretia microphylla or Fukien Tea. It belongs to the Boranginaceae family and I have seen it growing in the Andamans but its ‘cousin’ Ehretia laevis does grow in Pune. Its shiny small leaves make it a perfect species for Bonsai. My tree is a Shohin and the reason I post it today is that currently it is fruiting and is a big attraction for local birds.
Here is my tree in case you are curious… It is about 10″ tall.
Fruit on my Cherry Bonsai
We are a small group of Bonsai Moms and shower our trees with love and care. As you can see, the trees reciprocate by blooming and fruiting profusely which in turn is a feast for birds and insects. And a source of immense joy and satisfaction for us.
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see fantastic plants from around the world. Better still, join in.
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Awesome…that is such a talent.
Thank you Teresa!
Wow Archana such an interesting post, glad to see your collection, they are super. Love bird watching, and enjoyed your video, thanks for sharing:)
Thanks Angela! I was happy to see the birds too! 🙂
Wow, Archana. I loved reading about your bonsai today. Some day I would love to be one who could take care of at least one bonsai. The cherry was a nice treat to watch. Such a lovely video too.
Thanks a lot Jayanthy!
Beautiful bonsai you have there Archana! Would love to see all your bonsai collections. 🙂 Video of the cute little bird being so diligent and respecting the laws of nature was spell-bound.
I would love to show my trees Anjana! They are not all mature yet but getting there slowly! Thanks for your kind words! 🙂
Having many seedling sprouts and not enough room for more large trees, I have been thinking of trying the art of bonsai. Your photos and descriptions are encouraging.
You should take up this art JoAnna. It needs a lot of patience but is very rewarding. Thanks for your encouraging words! 🙂
What a talent, Archana. I want to invite myself to your house to see this one and your other plants. I am so sure you have happy 🙂 Thank you for showing us this and I loved loved that you took us home. See you on the 12th!
You are most welcome Parul! Happy to share my plant! Thanks!!