The A to Z of Bonsai Trees
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!
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 that’s not what I’m focusing on here. Instead, I’m referring to a fruit bonsai tree in the Citrus genus, which is actually a contested matter. While it seems to be a citrus fruit, there’s been some debate in the past as to where it belongs in the plant kingdom.
Arguments aside, it makes a stunning bonsai tree. The small fruit are ideal, as they won’t cause too much pressure on the small branches. There are also white flowers that sprinkle the foliage in spring or summer, and some of them have small thorns. The fruit has a bitter taste, but many of us love eating them anyway.
I’ve never had a Kumquat bonsai, but I did try to propagate one from seed once. It didn’t take at all, if I remember correctly. All I really remember is buying a bag of Kumquat fruit from my local grocer to see what they taste like. When I saw the seed, I thought it would be a good idea to try. I definitely want one as a bonsai tree one day.
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.