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!
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 mostly distributed in temperate regions. There are 35 species of Spruce, many of them having other needle colors besides green. Actually, one of the oldest trees hitting about 9,550 years of age is the Norway Spruce, showing how long they can live.
The Spruce tree has adorable cones of varying shapes. Some are short while others are long. You can easily grow one as a bonsai, but you’ll need to be patient with how long it takes to grow. The needles are fascinating to study, especially with ones that look like they have pegs at their bases.
I’ve never had a spruce bonsai, but it’s on my tree bucket list to get. I’m sure my local bonsai nursery has one, as I think it will be too challenging to propagate. Also, I’m not sure how many spruce trees we actually have in our area. I guess I should ask the members of the bonsai society I’ll be attending to see if they know.
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.