Botanical name: Buxus
Boxwood are ideally suited for bonsai. There are many different varieties that are natural dwarfs. These varieties have very small oblong leaves and slow growth habits. They develop cool trunk and root structures as well. One of the most popular varieties is the Kingsville Boxwood.
Hardy Bonsai material needs to be wintered over in a protected cold spot so that they can go through their natural dormancy period. Inside an unheated garage, cold frame, or bury in the ground with good insulation for the roots.