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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W for Wisteria

As one of the genera with only a few species, the Wisteria tree is probably one you already know. Growing natively in many Asian countries, they’re also available in Canada and in the eastern parts of the United States. From my experience, I can tell you we have some in South Africa too, even though they aren’t native here.

The Wisteria bonsai is valued for the beautiful flowers that form on the foliage. If pollination takes place, you’ll be treated to bean pods as is usual for the legume family it’s in. With practice, you’ll be able to propagate those seeds into new seedlings and bonsai trees, which will fetch you a pretty penny if you want to sell them one day. 

I’m ashamed that I don’t have a Wisteria bonsai as yet. I was going to the Waterberry tree (Syzygium), as I’m more familiar with it and have a few seedlings already. However, the Wisteria is more beautiful and popular, and I want to make it my mission next year to buy myself one. From there, I want to see if I can germinate any seeds that develop.

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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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