Bonsai Species

One of the most important aspects of the art of bonsai is choosing the right tree species.

Many different species of trees can be grown as bonsai, however there are some that are traditionally used and other that make good bonsai specimens for particular reasons.

Different species have different characteristics, such as leaf size, growth rate, and bark texture, which can affect the overall look and feel of your bonsai.

Explore our articles below to learn about the most popular tree species used for bonsai, including juniper, maple, pine, and many more.

Juniper bonsai tree in a square pot.

Juniper Bonsai Care and Maintenance


Taking care of a Juniper Bonsai can be a rewarding journey. These charming, miniature trees are beloved for their resilience ...

Cherry blossom bonsai tree in flower.

Cherry Blossom Bonsai Care and Growing Guide


A cherry blossom bonsai is a stunning miniature tree that captivates with its vibrant pink and white flowers. If you’re ...

Ficus bonsai tree growing on an black surface.

Evergreen Bonsai Tree Species and Care


Evergreen bonsai do not shed their leaves in the fall, but as the name suggests, remain green all year round. ...

Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Tree


The Satsuki azalea is a popular species of flowering bonsai.  The Satsuki bonsai is a great bonsai for the beginner ...

Pine Bonsai Trees – care and growing guide


The most sought after bonsai may well be the pine species. They are renowned for their splendor and majesty. A ...

Birch Bonsai Tree Care and Growing Guide


Birth trees are native to the temperate and cold regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Many birth species are from Asia ...

Japanese wisteria bonsai tree with bright purple blooms.

Wisteria Bonsai Care and Maintenance


Wisteria bonsai are a beautiful species of flowering bonsai. They are be prolific flowerers, but can be temperamental. Wisteria is ...

Ficus bonsai tree growing on an black surface.

Ficus Bonsai Tree – care and growing guide


The ficus tree grows in tropical and subtropical regions. It is suitable to grow indoors. This group has over 600 ...