Bonsai is a Japanese word, but the art of growing these trees originates in China, where it is called "Penjing".

Penjing are often landscapes (where "Bonsai" are often individual trees). In this article we have listed the ten most beautiful Chinese Penjing landscapes.

 

(#1) Ikadabuki (raft) style Penjing landscape, by Matyie Che Makhtar

Raft style Penjing

An ikadabuki (raft) style Penjing landscape, by Matyie Che Makhtar.

 

(#2) Casuarina Equisetifolia landscape by Eddy Sebayang

Chinese Penjing

Spectacular and very realistic Penjing landscape by Eddy Sebayang, made up from Casuarina Equisetifolia trees. Read more on Penjing and its Chinese roots in the Bonsai History article.

 

(#3) Chinese Penjing landscape with figurine, by Matyie Che Makhtar

Penjing from China

Chinese Penjing landscape with figurine, by Matyie Che Makhtar.

 

(#4) Penjing landscape by Yee-sun Wu

Manlung Penjing

Chinese styled trees; a Penjing landscape including a miniature house and figurines. For more photos, check our Penjing website. By: Yee-sun Wu.

 

(#5) Penjing forest, by Zhuang Weijun

Penjing forest

Stunning Penjing forest, by Zhuang Weijun

 

(#6) Penjing tree from China

Forest style Penjing, China

Penjing tree from China, a Bonsai landscape that includes a rock scenery and figurines. By: Estavios Bonsai.

 

(#7) Flowering Penjing tree

Flowering Penjing tree

Wonderful Chinese Penjing tree, in bloom. Photo by: Estavios Bonsai.

 

(#8) Rock landscape, by the Debreceni Bonsai Club

Penjing rock landscape

Full scale Penjing landscape, including a Bonsai tree, water, rocks, trees and figurines. By: Debreceni Bonsai Club.

 

 

(#9) Penjing style Bonsai tree, by Joko Sulistianto

Penjing in winter

Penjing style Bonsai tree in twin-trunk style, possibly a Chinese Elm Bonsai, by Joko Sulistianto.

 

(#10) Mini Penjing, by Robert Steven

Prunus mume penjing

Mini trees in Penjing style, Premna microphylla. Learn how this landscape was made in the Mini Bonsai article. By: Robert Steven.