But if you have never cared for a bonsai you probably should start out with an easy bonsai tree! And there are a few choices that you can make but I will recommend one specific type of tree for you: The Juniper tree. It is very hardy, very resistant, and very easy to take care of. It is a great way to start out in bonsai.
Bonsai Boy's Juniper Bonsai Tree
Juniper Procumbens "nana". This dwarf Juniper bonsai tree from Japan is the most popular evergreen in the U.S. When we think of a traditional bonsai tree and what it should look like, we think of a "Juniper Procumbens Nana." It is very hardy, long-lived, and tolerates many adverse conditions. This is an excellent tree for the beginner. This tree is grown with care at Bonsai Boy of New York Nurseries. Watch out for imitations.
Brussel's DT2101GMJ Green Mound Juniper Bonsai
Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Tree I | Nursery Direct from Joebonsai
Shimpaku Junipers are great outdoor Bonsai trees. They're very easy to care for and very popular. Shimpakus are evergreens with soft foliage that can tolerate virtually any soil or conditions - a great choice for beginners. Many believe Shimpaku Junipers make the finest Bonsai because their unusual ropey foliage, with its dark color and rich texture, is distinctive and attractive year round. This outdoor Bonsai does best in full sun and can withstand chilly winter conditions. These trees' trunks have a gorgeous swaying shape that supports a full, lush canopy of foliage. They look like a Bonsai should: a miniature version of an age-old tree. These 12 year-old Bonsai trees stand 20-22 inches tall and come planted in a traditional ceramic Bonsai pot (shapes and colors may vary). This Bonsai has the classic shape of an age-old tree and, although it grows slowly, and looks great now, it will continue to develop for years to come. Like all joebonsai trees, satisfaction is guaranteed and help is always just an email away.
Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai
- This juniper bonsai will create the illusion of an aged miniature tree in nature
- Makes a unique gift
- Delivered in an 8" glazed clay pot, with Japanese suiseki balance stones and a miniature fisherman
- We have chosen a hardy 3 year old juniper with trailing branches that are easy to train
Ming Aralia Bonsai Tree plus Chinese Mudman - Polyscias
- Easy to grow indoor bonsai
- The grove of trees stand about 8" tall
- Plus we include decorative pebbles, Chinese Mudman (type may vary) and living moss.
- Trim as needed
- Ming Aralia Bonsai Tree is growing in a 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" Bonsai Pot
Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree - Medium by Bonsai Boy
- 10 years old specimen, 10" - 12" tall
- Recommended indoor bonsai tree, grown and trained by Bonsai Boy
- Twisted trunk and exposed roots
- Hardy tree with a great shape
Bonsai Tree Gift Kit plus Live Japanese Juniper Tree
Our Bonsai Tree Starter Kit includes everything you need to begin your personal journey into the world of Bonsai.
Each kit comes complete with:
-Live 2 year old Japanese Juniper Bonsai Tree
-Handmade Ceramic Pot
-Special Bonsai Soil
-Instructions on how to assemble
Tree should be planted within 2 to 3 weeks after receipt.
Japanese Juniper (Juniperus Procumbens Nana) The Japanese Juniper is the most popular tree for Bonsai because of its compact foliage and ability to train branches into popular shapes. The Japanese Juniper produces tiny brown pine cones once a year and also green berries upon maturity. Requiring good indirect sunlight and moist watering conditions, the Japanese Juniper Bonsai is best suited for patios or outdoor areas. The Japanese Juniper is cold-hardy and can withstand temperatures below freezing.
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