Botanical Name: Calycanthus floridus
Botanical Name: Catalpa speciosa
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis Northern Zone 5
Botanical Name: Cladrastis kentukea
Botanical Name: Coffea arabica
Botanical Name: Cornus sericea
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus deglupta
Botanical Name: Liriodendron tulipifera dewinged
Botanical Name: Berberis repens
Botanical Name: Mimosa pudica
Botanical Name: Nyssa sylvatica Southern
Botanical Name: Passiflora caerulea
Botanical Name: Pinus eldarica
Botanical Name: Pinus parviflora
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus New York
Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'CVI'
Botanical Name: Prunus avium Alkavo
Botanical Name: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Botanical Name: Trifolium repens
Botanical Name: Vitis vinifera
The Best of Bonsai Seeds
Bonsai is an art form that has been around for almost 2,000 years. Taking care of bonsai trees is a fun and relaxing hobby. Bonsai Trees are normal trees, grown from seed or cuttings that are trimmed and trained to be miniature versions. A live Bonsai is a living, growing, breathing piece of art.
There are a few options to get a Bonsai, we are choosing to grow your tree from seed. It takes patience and diligence over many years, but it is even more rewarding to know you grew it from seed!. We recommend researching about growing Bonsai if you are a beginner to avoid disappointments.
Features of the Tree
The Trunk - A thick trunk with twists and texture displaying age and character will give the impression that your tree is older than it really is. The goal is to make your tree look as old and close to a miniature real tree as possible.
Pruning or Trimming is key to keep the tree in its miniature shape. You can be creative, to develop a visually appealing tree, by pruning every few months leaving time to heal in between.
Watering: This critical step happens when the soil needs it, there is no regular schedule; every tree may be different. Never wait until the soil is bone dry.
Bonsai is a very fun and rewarding hobby and art form for everyday life. Taking care of a tree and having maximum control is an experience we recommend to everyone. For people with small spaces, who like to take care of things, and learn a new skill!
Bald Cypress Bonsai
Taxodium distichum grows best in wet/soggy conditions so would need frequent watering. The tree can achieve 36 inches of growth in just one year making it a good bonsai specimen.
Eastern Red Cedar
Juniper virginiana is a sturdy, resilient tree making it perfect for beginners. The limbs can be bent and twisted when young and forced into odd shapes for any appealing bonsai.
Tamarack, American Cedar
American Larch or tamarack considered a superior Larch species, Larix laricina, is a popular bonsai because their trunks grow thick when young.
Japanese Larch Bonsai
Larix Kaempferi makes a beautiful bonsai due to its fast growth, attractive young foliage, brilliant fall color, hardy cold-climate tree and easy to shape.
Japanese Black Pine
Pinus thunbergii Bonsai makes an amazing bonsai because of their rough bark on the trunk, making them look old early on.
Japanese White Pine
Mugo Pine Bonsai
Pinus mugo mughus has small dark green evergreen needles contributing to it's attractive appearance. A good Bonsai for beginners because it is low-maintenance, slow growth and burly frame.
Scots Pine, Scotch Pine Bonsai
Pinus sylvestris is very vigorous, resilient and tolerant, an ideal species for beginners. Hardy zones 3-8, needs protection from long freezes, provide full sun and ventilation.
Coastal Redwood Bonsai
Sequoia sempervirens beauty is in its natural character. They prefer moist climates and semi-shade in the summer months with winter protection.
Common English Yew Bonsai
Taxus baccata, is popular in wet climates. Protect from freezings with roots that are fleshy and tender. They thrive on frequent watering.
Japanese Yew Bonsai
Taxus cuspidata is a great bonsai for beginners because it Its peeling bark is a very attractive feature making it look old.