The Juniper is the number one choice among bonsai buyers, particularly as gifts and beginner trees. It isn't surprising considering that when you think of a bonsai tree, the image that usually springs to mind is of an evergreen tree and of all the evergreen trees, nothing grows as easily as a Juniper.
Whenever I want to introduce someone to what I love about bonsai, I show them my favorite Chinese Elm. If they didn't understand the attraction of bonsai already, this little beauty sells them on it every time! Ulmus parvifolia is an outstanding bonsai choice and one that belongs in every collection.