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

Tree species used often for Bonsai

Select your category:

Deciduous Bonsai

Deciduous trees
Sheds leaves in fall

Broadleaf evergreen Bonsai

Broadleaf evergreen
With leaves year-round

Pines and Conifer Bonsai

Pines and Conifers
Needles or scale-like foliage

Or try our ID my Tree guide if you need help with identifying your tree species.




The two most popular species



Deciduous tree species

Tree species that shed leaves in fall or in the dry season. We have 22 guides available in this category.



Broadleaf evergreens

Tree species that never lose all of their leaves at a single time, though they do shed their leaves gradually throughout the year to replace old leaves. We have 25 guides available in this category.



Conifers and pines

Tree species with needle or scale-like foliage. We have 10 guides available in this category.



Useful links

General guidelines can be found in our Bonsai care section or in the outdoor & indoor Bonsai pages.

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