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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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 tons of delicious seeds that are often served as dessert. It’s unmistakable in appearance, and it’s one of the top bonsais I recommend for beginners.

These trees are thriving in my area. As bonsais, the only real challenge you’ll have is keeping the fruit as small as possible. If they grow too big, they can break the branches that are bearing them. On the other hand, a small Pomegranate fruit won’t yield any edible seeds, so you’re caught in a catch-22 situation. While you may enjoy the beauty of the flowers, it’s probably best to remove any signs of fruit, or wait until they’re a certain size before removing them.

There were so many genera and species I could have selected for the letter P, but I have a special reason for choosing Pomegranate. I took a fallen Pomegranate fruit pod I had found on the pavement. Germinating the seeds, one survived to become a seedling. I grew it for two years towards a bonsai, but then I bought my first house that I’m still in seven years later. I decided to plant it in the backyard, and now it’s a massive tree, giving me new fruit and seeds ever year.

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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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