What are Popular Bonsai Tree Species?


There are many bonsai tree species, such as Juniper, Ficus, Maple, Pine, and Elm. Send Plants has increased their stock to accommodate all bonsai species, take a look at our selection and find the perfect tree for your home.

Juniper (Juniperus spp.): Juniper bonsai trees are highly favored for their hardiness, adaptable nature, and ability to withstand various bonsai techniques. They have fine foliage, interesting bark, and can be styled in a variety of traditional bonsai forms.

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia): Chinese Elm bonsai trees are popular due to their tolerance of various growing conditions and the ease with which they can be shaped and trained. They feature small, textured leaves and attractive bark.

Ficus (Ficus spp.): Ficus bonsai trees, such as the Ficus retusa or Ficus microcarpa, are favored for their versatility, as they can be grown both indoors and outdoors. They have glossy leaves and can develop aerial roots, providing an interesting visual appeal.

Pine (Pinus spp.): Pine bonsai trees, including species like Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) and Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora), are admired for their elegant, needle-like foliage and rugged appearance. They require specific care and techniques but can result in striking bonsai compositions.

Boxwood (Buxus spp.): Boxwood bonsai trees are appreciated for their dense, compact foliage and the ability to withstand frequent pruning and shaping. They are well-suited for creating formal bonsai styles and can tolerate both indoor and outdoor environments.