OLEA EUROPAEA BONSAI
The olive (Olea europea) is a tree commonly found in Mediterranean countries, where it is a tree with strong symbolic importance. You can use cultivated varieties (like the normal olive) but it is common to use the wild olive (Olea europea silvestrys).
The wild olive is of greater interest for Bonsai as these develop tiny leaves. In many cases these possess much appreciated features like the presence of jin, shari and bark that indicate a high age and survival in hostile conditions. The Olive as Bonsai tree is easy to care for and very strong so it is a suitable choice for use as Bonsai.