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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V for Viburnum

Consisting of a massive genus of about 175 species, Viburnum isn’t an everyday name you’ll hear spoken in the bonsai community. It’s part of the Moschatel family, Adoxaceae. While it was once classified as part of the honeysuckle family, that has since been amended. With species that vary between deciduous and evergreen, some of them make splendid bonsai trees. 

Most of them grow in the Northern Hemisphere, but there are a few in South America and South Africa. The leaves are mostly toothed or with lobes, which gives them a striking appearance as bonsai trees. You’ll need to train yours to keep the foliage small and bushy, but you’ll have a pleasant surprise when the berries appear. Just be careful, as not all of the species’ fruits are edible.

Viburnum isn’t a name I’ve come across as a bonsai in my area as yet. It fascinated me when I was looking through my list of possible trees to include in this A to Z documentary. I learned that there are many people in the Northern Hemisphere that have some of these species as bonsais. Now you also know, which means I’ll need to see how I can get my hands on one.

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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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