Bonsai Banner 469x100



Youtube graphic
I have a youtube channel with over 700 Videos!

Bonsai Tutorials

Bonsai Projects

More about Bonsai

Supplies, Books & More

Specific Bonsai Trees

Other Subjects

Hi, Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Will and if you have questions
or would like to
contribute projects or ideas you can contact me Will

Easy Bonsai Trees

If you are looking to start out in the art of Bonsai you might be wondering what kind of tree would be easy? This is a good question and there is some knowledge there that you might already know. Bonsai is an art of caring for, trimming and forming a tree. This means that you can choose just about any kind of tree and apply the art of bonsai to it. Yup, there are a lot of types of trees that are suitable for bonsai from elm to apple, juniper, cherry, pine, maple and well you get the idea.


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.


Juniper 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.


Brussels Juniper Bonsai

Brussel's DT2101GMJ Green Mound Juniper Bonsai


Shimpaku 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.


Windowbox Juniper

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

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

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 kitBonsai 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
-Decorative Moss
-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.



Sign up for my newsletter!

Do you like making projects and exploring a variety of hobbies?

Sign up for my free newsletter. I give you regular updates on hobbies and projects you can make. it is totally free and I don't share your email with anybody.