The Oak tree is a strong and hardy tree, very suitable for Bonsai purposes. Two main species are known, the English Oak and the White Oak.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.


Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Oak

Position: Place the Oak Bonsai tree in partial shade or full sun. The Oak is hardy, but should be protected when temperatures drop in the winter.

Watering: General watering practice, but make sure the soil never dries out completely.

Feeding: Once every two or three weeks during its growth season. Apply an organic fertilizer.

Pruning: The oak can be pruned significantly, which will result in strong new growth.

Repotting: Every two years, just before the tree starts to grow in early spring.

Propagation: From cuttings during summer or by planting acorns.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.



Example of an Oak Bonsai tree, by Walter Pall

Bonsai oak tree