Common tree species

Bonsai tree species and care guides

In this guide we take a closer look into tree-species (also; bonsai tree types) that are often used for growing Bonsai. Each specie has specific requirements for its cultivation, training and care, so Bonsai tree identification is crucial to take proper care of your tree.

 

Find your tree below using the overview of deciduous, coniferous and tropical species.

 

 

Deciduous Bonsai tree species

 

 

Ulmus Parviflora / Chinese Elm bonsai

Ulmus Parviflora Bonsai

 

Zelkova / Japanese Elm bonsai

Zelkova Japanese Elm Bonsai

 

Wistaria / Wisteria bonsai

Wisteria Bonsai

 

Acer Buergerianum / Trident Maple bonsai

Acer buergerianum maple Bonsai

 

Acer Palmatum / Japanese Maple bonsai

Acer Bonsai

 

Magnolia bonsai

Magnolia Bonsai

 

Ligustrum / Privet bonsai

Ligustrum Bonsai

 

Fuchsia bonsai

Fuchsia Bonsai

 

Buxus / box / boxwood bonsai

Buxus Bonsai

 

Punica granatum / Pomegranate bonsai

Dwarf Pomegranate Bonsai

 

Malus / Crabapple bonsai

Crabapple (Malus) bonsai

 

Carpinus and Fagus / Hornbeam and Beech

Hornbeam and Beech bonsai

 

Cotoneaster bonsai

Cotoneaster Bonsai

Azalea (Kurume and Satsuki) bonsai / Rhododendron

Azalea satsuki rhododendron bonsai

Celtis / Hackberry bonsai

Celtis (Hackberry) bonsai

 

Oak / Quercus Bonsai tree

Oak bonsai tree

 




 

Coniferous Bonsai species and pines

 

 

Juniperus Chinensis / Juniper bonsai

Juniper Bonsai

 

Pinus / (Black) Pine bonsai

Black pine Pinus Bonsai

 

Picea / Spruce bonsai

Spruce bonsai

 

Larix / Larch bonsai

Larch (larix) bonsai

 

Cedrus / Cedar bonsai

Cedar bonsai

 

Podocarpus bonsai

Podocarpus bonsai

 

Taxus / Yew bonsai

Yew bonsai

 

 




 

Tropical and subtropical Bonsai tree types

 

 

Serissa / Snowrose bonsai

Serissa Bonsai

 

Crassula ovata / Jade tree bonsai

Jade Bonsai

 

Carmona Retusa / Fukien Tea bonsai

Carmona Bonsai

 

Ficus Retusa / Ficus bonsai

Ficus Bonsai

 

Sageretia Theezans / Chinese sweet plum bonsai

Sageretia Theezans Bonsai

 

Bougainvillea Bonsai

Bougainvillea

 

Olive / Olea europaea bonsai

Olive bonsai

 

 

 

 

 

Bonsai tree types movie

 

 

 

 

More information

For tree identification use our Identify my bonsai tree species guide or go to the Bonsai care forum.
General guidelines can be found in our Bonsai care section or in the outdoor & indoor bonsai pages.
Complete list of suitable species for Bonsai.

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