Bonsai can be extraordinarily beautiful, especially the few tree species that flower can look spectacular in the right season. Flowering Cherry Bonsai however are on an entirely different level!
The brief period in which the Cherry trees blossom (usually around late February and March) marks an important moment in the Japanese culture, it is associated with mortality and graceful acceptance of destiny and karma. There are countless cultivars of the Cherry, but the most common one for the cherry blossoms is the Prunus serrulata. In this article we have listed the 8 most beautiful flowering Cherry Blossom Bonsai trees. We also show flowering Bonsai trees in another top 10 post, should you want to see even more flowering trees.
(#1) Makoto's Cherry tree
A cherry Bonsai by Makoto Tsuji.
(#2) Omiya Bonsai Art museum collection
A Cherry Blossom Bonsai on display in the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Japan. The Japanese name for the Chinese primrose is kanzakura, which means winter cherry. This name is given because the tree blooms earlier than cherry trees when the weather is still cold. This tree is around 85 years old.
(#3) Sakura Bonsai by Rinha
Sakura Bonsai tree by Rinha Bonsai, Japan.
(#4) Cherry blossom Bonsai
A very elegant Bonsai Cherry design
(#5) An old Bonsai Cherry
An old Cherry Bonsai tree, photo by Eki.
(#6) Mini Prunus
Almost as small as it gets... A mini Cherry Bonsai in full bloom!
(#7) Timelapse Cherry Bonsai tree
Just starting to bloom...
All cherry flowers have opened up.
The first flowers are falling off and the leaves start to grow right after the blooms.
Closeup view on the cheery blossoms (Sakura) - thanks to Teppei Kojima for these photos. Read more about the Cherry Bonsai care guidelines.
(#8) Okame Zakura Cherry Bonsai tree
This adorable variety of cherry blooming with small, faint pink flowers is called Okame-zakura. This variety was created by British cherry researcher Collingwood Ingram (1880-1981) in 1947 by crossbreeding two other varieties (Cerasus incisa var. incisa and Cerasus campanulata). Photo by the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum.