Bonsai trees in full bloom are a spectacular sight. In this article we have listed the 10 most beautiful flowering Bonsai trees.
In general flowering species are treated and styled using the same techniques as for other Bonsai tree species. But they need the right amount of sunlight, should not be pruned until after blooming and need low nitrogen fertilizer applied as well.
The best know example of flowering Bonsai trees is the Azalea, a very common tree species used in Bonsai. The flowers can be pink, red or even purple. The bougainvillea and the Wisteria are also stunning examples of flowering Bonsai. We show these below in the top 10, but we also have one for Bonsai fruit trees!
(#1) Azalea Bonsai in full bloom, by Makoto Tsuji
Stunning image of an Azalea Bonsai tree in full bloom, by Makoto Tsuji.
(#2) Bougainvillea by Lorna Toledo
Abundant flowers on this massive Bougainvillea Bonsai, by Lorna Toledo. Read more in the Bonsai with flowers article.
(#3) Satsuki Azalea
Shown at the Satsuki Azalea Bonsai festival in Japan.
(#4) Flowering Bonsai, by Wolfgang Putz
This tree is an Azalea species of only 5" (14cm) high. The picture is taken in late spring / early summer, the moment when Azalea trees bloom (shortly, but very vividly!). The tree is planted in a Japanese Bonsai pot.
(#5) Wisteria Bonsai by Heike van Gunst
Wisteria Bonsai tree in full bloom, simply spectacular. By: Heike van Gunst
(#6) Magnolia Stellata
A very old specimen Magnolia Stellata.
(#7) Azalea Bonsai with flowers, by Teunis Jan Klein
Not often do we find an Azalea Bonsai in cascade style. The tree has bright flowers. By: Teunis Jan Klein.
(#8) Flowering Azalea
Flowering Azalea tree.
(#9) A Bougainvillea variety
Bright orange flowers on what seems to be a Bougainvillea variety. By: 睿璿.
(#10) Prunus Mume (Japanese Apricot) by Michael Bonsai
A Prunus Mume (Japanese Apricot) with tiny white flowers. Even more significant in Japan is the Cherry blossom Bonsai season. By: Michael Bonsai.