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!
H for Hibiscus
Here’s a bonsai tree genus that my buddy and co-writer Russ Kidson is an expert at. As part of the Mallow family, there are so many of them in South Africa. You can literally walk down any street in Cape Town and see a variety of Hibiscus trees in gardens and fields. They also make spectacular bonsais with their trumpet-like flowers, which also double as ingredients for tea!
There are hundreds of Hibiscus species in the world, and I don’t even think they’ve discovered them all. One of the most popular ones is obviously the common garden Hibiscus. What makes them spectacular as bonsai trees are the variety of flower colors you’ll find. You can create quite a display by having a few of them in the same location.
I don’t know how I don’t have a Hibiscus bonsai as yet. I remember growing a cutting many years back that grew roots, but the drought that hit us killed it within a month. That drought hurt me badly, and I almost didn’t want to get back into caring for these delicate trees. However, with Russ’s advice, I might try to propagate one again.
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.