Bonsai is known for its small size, but the effort to miniaturize trees is sometimes taken to the extreme.

The results are tiny little trees (called Mame Bonsai, or Mini Bonsai). In this article we show you our top 10 of the smallest Bonsai trees.


(#1) Smallest Bonsai, an Acer Momiji

Smallest Bonsai tree

This is the smallest Bonsai tree that I know of, with a pending Guinness Record listing. The mini-Bonsai is an Acer Momiji. Photo by: Bonsaiguesthouse Osaka.


(#2) A tiny little Bonsai tree, by Eric Sin

Mini Bonsai tree

A tiny little Japanese Bonsai tree, bearing fruits. By: Eric Sin.


(#3) Shohin crabapple by Katsumi Komiya

Crabapple bonsai

Berries on a Crabapple Bonsai tree, very small size (called Shohin). By: Katsumi Komiya


(#4) Shohin by Christian de Ross

Shohin Bonsai tree

Shohin tree, a Caliandra Brevipes. By: Christian de Ross.


(#5) Mini Bonsai tree, by 盆栽鉢 春嘉

Mini Bonsai

Wonderful Firethorn (Pyracantha) Bonsai.


(#6) Shohin, by Morten Albek

Shohin by Morten Albek

Unique composition of pot and tree; a wonderful Maple Bonsai. By: Morten Albek.


(#7) Flowering Mame Bonsai

Mame Bonsai

A mame Bonsai with blossoms. By: 盆栽鉢 春嘉.


(#8) Mini Bonsai, by Jemmy Liauw

Mini Bonsai

Beautiful mame Bonsai on a rock. By: Jemmy Liauw.



(#9) Juniper Shohin tree, by Morten Albek

Juniper shohin bonsai

Stunning Shohin tree, a Juniper Bonsai tree. By: Morten Albek.


(#10) Another Juniper Shohin tree, by Morten Albek

Shohin or Mame

Tiny little Bonsai tree. Photo by: Morten Albek.