The A to Z of Bonsai Trees

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Welcome to our very first bonsai gallery. I’ve decided to kick it off with an A to Z of bonsai trees, showcasing various species and genera under the appropriate letter. In most cases, we’re covering trees we’ve already presented on our website, while others are simply ones that I like.

With so many names in the bonsai world, it was easy selecting which trees I wanted in my alphabetical list. Perhaps your list would have been different. Even so, I hope you’ll enjoy the images and content I put together for you to read.

Please stay until the end. There will be a poll on the last page asking which name on the A to Z bonsai tree list you enjoyed the most. It will be interesting to see which one comes out on top, and I might even publish the results if we receive enough responses.

Alright! Let’s get started with the first one!

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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 bonsai tree is its flowers. It has bright blooms in spring, and they don’t mind having a touch of shade to protect the delicate foliage. Once established, they don’t mind if you miss a day or two of watering, as it’s incredibly drought tolerant.

While the flowers are beautiful, you may want to keep the bees away from this one. The nectar makes them particularly drunk or crazy, which is why most of them steer clear of it. If you love having bees around your roses or pollinating your other flowering bonsais, you may want to keep your azalea at a safe distance.

I love my Azalea bonsai. I bought it as a plant at my local DIY store, and I decided to turn it into a bonsai tree. I’ve only had it for about five months, but it surprised me with flowers as soon as spring arrived. While I have it outside in full sun for the morning hours, I needed to provide slight shade due to the leaves burning. The flowers are pink and really put on a wonderful show.

Learn how to care for an Azalea bonsai here!

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And that’s it, folks! Which one was your favorite?

There you have it! It may have taken me a few hours to produce this alphabetical list of bonsai trees, but now you’re more educated than before. That means the world to me, sharing some knowledge so that it can continue to others. 

I want to know from you which is your favorite bonsai tree on this list. We have a poll here below where you can click your response and let us know. It’s completely anonymous, so you don’t have to worry about us stealing any information. If we receive enough votes, we’ll certainly share the details on social media.

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Shaun has two passions in life that combine into an extravagant show on Bonsai Alchemist. The one is for writing and the second bonsais. He’s been writing fantasy and horror novels since 2000, while also creating online content since 2015. He’s involved with writing for films and games. Finally, he’s also the owner of a book publishing company.

He received his first bonsai as a gift in 2009 and has been growing several species in his quiet home in South Africa. He prefers propagating new life instead of buying bonsais at the store. His son and daughter share his love for nature, while his wife stares on at her introverted hermit husband.


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