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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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 70 species on our planet. While the common Garden Juniper is certainly in abundance as a bonsai, there are plenty of others for you to collect. The species have different colors in the needles and cones, and you’ll want to add as many to your collection as possible.

While the genus is found in many countries, you’ll be interested to know that it’s also located in the Arctic. Many of the species are hardened to frost, but perhaps not as a bonsai. These small trees in pots weren’t designed to handle incredibly cold temperatures. Of course, you could always travel to the Arctic and get a cutting from one of the trees in the snow.

There was no chance in hell I wasn’t going to have Juniper on this list of A to Z bonsais. I’ve struggled to grow them from cuttings, to be honest, but I believe I took them at the wrong time. There are so many bonsai trees that start with J, and many of them were sacrificed just so I can have this challenging genus on my list. They say it’s a good tree for beginners, and yet, it’s the one I struggle with the most.

Read our detailed Juniper care guide!

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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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