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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E for Eucalyptus

The Eucalyptus genus has over seven hundred species. It was important for me to tell you that, as I’m still shocked by how big it is. Only a truly obsessed maniac would try to get a bonsai of every species there is, as that would take years and lots of money to achieve. Now that I think of it, that’s just the crazy type of challenge I like! Challenge accepted! Who’s with me?

On a serious note, the Eucalyptus is part of the Myrtle family and is found in many countries worldwide. Another name for most of the species is gum tree, especially in Australia. You probably recognize the name from the adorable koala bears that love to feed on the leaves. Fortunately, they make beautiful bonsais with their bright flowers and deep green foliage. They’re also easy to maintain.

It would have been easy to put Elm under E for my list of bonsai trees, but I saved that genus for a later letter in the alphabet (you’ll have to wait a bit longer). The reason I picked Eucalyptus is that I grew one from seed a few years ago. Sadly, the drought we have four years ago killed it and many of my other bonsais. So, this slide is made in memory of it. I think I’ve mourned it enough and can try again.

Learn how to care for a Eucalyptus bonsai!

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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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