Are bonsai trees miniature versions of a larger tree or are they their own species?



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    Interesting question, I had always thought that bonzai trees were there own special breed, but apparently they are not.  I found an article which claims that you can select virtually any species of tree to make into a bonzai tree, and it is the way you trim the tree and roots that keeps the tree contained as a small plant. 

    There are other methods for creating smaller trees called dwarfing, but that is apparently where you modify the genome to create plants with a smaller maximum growing potential.

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