Bonsai Tree Species Guides
Bonsai Tree Species Care Guides available to view online from All Things Bonsai – Care information, tips and advice for a range of bonsai trees.
General care for all bonsai trees
- Location – keeping bonsai trees in a good location is a key factor in success. In general – a bright location out of strong wind. Some trees like full sun, while others like a partial shade. A good location in spring, might get too hot in summer. Bigger bonsai trees are better able to cope with full sun, while smaller bonsai trees overheat more easily. Some bonsai trees are better able to cope with cold and freezing temperatures than others – to some extent it depends where in the world they are from.
- Watering – trees growing in shallow containers dry out more quickly than trees growing in the ground. You will be watering much more in summer than in winter. The aim is to never let to soil dry out completely.
- Pruning – Bonsai trees can become overgrown without pruning.
- Feeding – All bonsai trees are fertilised in order to give them the nutrients required for health.
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Species are listed here in a quick list and further below with pictures for identification.
Acer Buergeranium – Trident maple – Trident Maple Bonsai Tree Care
Acer Campestre – Field Maple – Field Maple Bonsai Tree Care
Acer Palmatum – Japanese Maple – Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree Care
Silver Birch – Betula Pendula – Silver Birch Bonsai Tree Care
Carpinus – Hornbeam – Hornbeam Bonsai Tree Care
Chanomeles – Quince – Quince Bonsai Tree Care
Chamaecyparis – False Cypress – False Cypress Bonsai Tree Care
Acer Buergerianum - Trident Maple
Deciduous oriental bonsai tree with three-pointed leaves.
Acer Campestre - Field Maple
Hardy, native British bonsai tree.
Acer Palmatum - Japanese Maple
Deciduous oriental bonsai tree with five-pointed leaves.
Ficus - Fig
Tropical, evergreen, frost tender bonsai tree.
Ilex - Japanese Holly
Evergreen oriental bonsai tree with small leaves and white flowers.
Pinus Halpensis - Aleppo Pine
Mediterranean, Evergreen Bonsai Tree.
Malus - Crab Apple
Deciduous, flowering bonsai tree with small apples.
Hardy, evergreen, flowering bonsai tree.
Evergreen conifer with scale or needle-like foliage.
Podocarpus - Buddhist Pine / Japanese Yew
Evergreen oriental tree with yew-like foliage.
Ulmus Parviflora - Chinese Elm
Semi-evergreen classic oriental bonsai tree.
Serissa Foetida - Larch Bonsai Trees
Portulacaria - Small Leafed Jade
Black Pine - Pinus Thunbergii
Hardy, evergreen, Japanese bonsai tree.