The Flowering is a sub-tropical tree found in many countries. In Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia it is prized as one of the favorite species for Bonsai. Some grow along the coast and some in mountainous areas. The coastal species (Premna obtusifolia) is most often used for Bonsai due to the unique texture of the trunk. It is especially prized for the natural jin and shari it often possesses as a result of natural forces. The bright and shiny green of the leaves and the dancing, twisted trunk is often quite dynamic and elegant.