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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D for Douglas Fir

Here’s a bonsai name that’s slightly misleading. While we call it a Douglas Fir bonsai tree, it’s not really a fir tree. The firs are in the Abies genus, while the Douglas Fir is in the Pseudotsuga genus. Either way, they still both form part of the Pine family, which is what counts. And it’s one of the most popular pines to grow as a bonsai thanks to its stunning needles and cones. 

The Douglas Fir is mostly native to North America, but you’ll find these bonsai trees in a few other countries where they are in demand. The young female cones are red, which makes a striking contrast to the dark green needles. As a bonsai, you can make beautiful styles with a thick brown trunk and needles in different locations on various levels.

I’ve always wanted a Douglas Fir bonsai tree. They sell them at a bonsai nursery near me, but they’re incredibly expensive for how rare and prized they are by me. If you live in America, you have a much better chance of getting your hands on one, even if it’s via Amazon. For the rest of us, we’ll either have to take cuttings or save up for them.

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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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