Last week I was given a tiny conifer(?) "dressed up" as miniature Christmas tree. Not a bonsai in the strict sense, rather a quite young evergreen species.
Of course it came without a label and with a bunch of decorations, it was wrapped in silvery wire both as decoration and to accentuate the cone shape. While I will keep the decorations on it for the moment (and loosened the wire), I would nevertheless love to know what I am dealing with. And of course find the right spot to plant it, if possible.
The tree is only 20cm / 8 in tall and has tiny needles that are not more than 6mm long. It has a slight resinous scent when brushed. Young growth (which seems to be the majority) is light to medium green, older parts darker. Compared to other conifers it seems very willing to branch out, but I can't know whether it was specially treated or has a natural tendency to do so. The leaves / needles are quite soft, not sharp or stiff at all. Branches are rather pliable.