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Types of Bonsai Tree seeds

With all of these seeds listed we have purchased them and planted them. They all have very different recommendations for germination and growth. But we have taken careful notes on the whole process. You can click through each page to see about that particular type of seed.


About starting from seed -

Every seed will have its own type of handling you should do. For all the seeds there are different recommendations for how to plant them. These mostly have to do with tricking the seed to believe it's following its natural course - falling to the ground in the fall rain (soak in water) keeping it in the refrigerator (to simulate winter) then sowing the seed at the beginning of spring in will draining soil at the appropriate depth.

Since we are impatient, experimental, and have the seeds through the cold winter we skipped some of the more elaborate instructions. All of the seeds were soaked in drinking water for 24 hours.

You can see our page here with the experiment on growing bonsai from seeds.


Albizia Julibrissin Mimosa Bonsai Persian Pink Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, native to southwestern and eastern Asia. It is a fast-growing, small to medium sized deciduous tree that typically grows in a vase shape to 20-40' tall with a spreading, flattened, often umbrella-like crown. It has been widely planted in the U.S. as an ornamental and has escaped cultivation and naturalized in many areas of the southeastern U.S. and California. Flowers are fragrant and attractive to bees. Sensitive leaflets close up when touched and at night. Zone: 6 to 9 Bloom Time: June to July. Full sun to part shade Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Best flowering in full sun. Check it out here

The Nomura Red Maple otherwise known as Acer Palmatum Nomura is a tree with red leaves that is commonly used in bonsai. Read more about The Nomura Red Maple Here

The Japanese Hornbeam tree also referred to as Carpinus Laxiflora can grow as tall as 30 ft. This is a very resilient tree that can survive in temperatures as low as -15F. Read more about the Japanese Hornbeam right here

The Japanese Firethorn or Pyracantha Angustifolia is known for producing white flowers in spring, but it is better known for the red berries that it produces in the fall. In its natural environment this tree can grow as tall as 10ft. Read more about the Japanese Firethorn right here

The Cider Gum Eucalyptus otherwise known as Eucalyptus Gunii survives in temperatures ranging from 15F to 50F. It can grow up to 40ft and is native to Australia. Read more about the Cider Gum Eucalyptus here

The Blue Japanese Wisteria Vine is a tree used in Bonsai known for its colorful clusters of flowers. The color of the flowers varies between each tree. Read more about the Blue Japanese Wisteria here


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