BONSAI ALCHEMIST BLOG

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U for Ulmus

U for Ulmus You’ve finally reached the majestic Elm genus I mentioned before, swapping it from E to U. You’ve no doubt heard about the

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T for Texas Ebony

T for Texas Ebony Here’s one of our bonsai species from the legume or bean family. As the name implies, it’s mostly found in Texas,

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S for Spruce

S for Spruce Picea, or Spruce, is another genus in the Pine family that’s quite popular as a bonsai. While they aren’t available everywhere, they’re

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Q for Quercus

Q for Quercus While Q may have been a challenging letter for other categories, Quercus was the obvious answer for an alphabetical list of bonsai

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P for Pomegranate

P for Pomegranate The Pomegranate tree is a species that belongs to the Lithrum family. It’s a stunning fruit tree that bears massive fruit with

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O for Olive

O for Olive There are two aspects I want to cover for the Olive bonsai tree. Firstly, there’s the Olea genus which has about 40

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M for Maple

M for Maple You might know the Acer genus name more, but many of us prefer to go by Maple. Of course, one of the

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L for Lemon

L for Lemon Let’s follow that one up with a species that’s definitely part of the Citus genus. I’m not sure how many of you

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K for Kumquat

K for Kumquat Yes, actress Nina Dobrev revealed to Vin Diesel in the Return of Xander Cage movie that Kumquat is her safe word, but

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J for Juniper

J for Juniper I’m sure many of you know the Juniper bonsai tree. Made famous by the Karate Kid movies, there are just less than

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I for Italian Cypress

I for Italian Cypress Also known as the Mediterranean or Tuscan Cypress, the Italian Cypress bonsai is one that’s doing particularly well on our site.

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H for Hibiscus

H for Hibiscus Here’s a bonsai tree genus that my buddy and co-writer Russ Kidson is an expert at. As part of the Mallow family,

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G for Gardenia

G for Gardenia The Gardenia is smaller in comparison to Ficus and Eucalyptus, but it still has more than 100 species. Native to Africa, Australia,

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F for Ficus

F for Ficus I’m sure you expected the Ficus genus to appear under F under my alphabetical list of bonsai trees. With about 850 species

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E for Eucalyptus

E for Eucalyptus The Eucalyptus genus has over seven hundred species. It was important for me to tell you that, as I’m still shocked by

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D for Douglas Fir

D for Douglas Fir Here’s a bonsai name that’s slightly misleading. While we call it a Douglas Fir bonsai tree, it’s not really a fir

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C for Camellia

C for Camellia The Camellia genus is mostly native to some parts of Asia, specifically Japan and the Himalayas. It’s an absolutely gorgeous tree with

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A for Azalea

A for Azalea You may recognize this genus by its Latin name, Rhododendron. As part of the Heath family, the most attractive aspect of this

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