outdoor bonsai trees

Azalea
Cotoneaster
Crab Apple
Dawn Redwood
Ginkgo
Golden Larch
Japanese Holly
Japanese Red Maple
Japanese White Pine
Juniper
Pyracantha
Trident Maple

outdoor bonsais loose their leaves in winter

evergreen

deciduous

conifer

broadleaf shohin

mame

Cascade

Semi-cascade

Literati

Formal upright

Informal upright

Slanting

Windswept

Multi-trunk

Raft

Broom

Deadwood

Nebari

Jin

Shari

Yamadori (collected from the wild)

Grafted

Training

Pruning

Wiring

Fertilizing

The Crab Apple is a small deciduous tree which produces bright pink buds that open to white flowers. In the autumn these flowers change to tiny apples which sometimes hang on the tree for longer than the leaves.  

outdoor bonsai trees

The Satsuki Azalea is the most popular flowering bonsai, producing a stunning display of red, pink and white blooms every spring. When not in flower, it is an attractive evergreen species that is native to Japan.  

Chinese box tree (buxus harlandii), also called Japanese box tree is an evergreen shrub that is native to China. It is normally used for hedging but makes a suitable bonsai for its tiny green leaves, and trunk with bark that makes the tree appear much more aged than it is.

outdoor bonsai trees

The Chinese elm is native to southeast Asia and makes a good variety for bonsai for its small leaves which are light green and slightly serrated. It is popular with beginners because it is very adaptable and tolerant of most conditions, as well as being easy to train and prune.   

Cotoneasters are native to Europe, North Africa and Asia and can tolerate most climates. They are known for their vigorous growth and make an attractive bonsai tree that flowers white in spring and produces tiny red berries in autumn.  

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