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

Find your tree below using the overview of deciduous, broadleaf evergreen and conifer species. Try our ID my Tree guide if you need help with identifying your tree species.


The two most popular species



Deciduous tree species



Broadleaf evergreens



Conifers and pines



Useful links

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

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