Your First Bonsai: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Tree

Your First Bonsai: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Tree

While you might find bonsai at large garden centres, the best selections and expert advice are found at dedicated nurseries and online specialists. If you're ready to start your bonsai journey, keep these tips in mind:

Match the Tree to Your Space

  • Indoor Bliss: If your bonsai will live indoors, choose species specifically suited to this environment. Popular options include Ficus, Chinese Elm, and Mandarin.
  • Outdoor Freedom: Your choices expand greatly with trees that thrive outside. Junipers, Maples, Elms, and Pines are all fantastic and beginner-friendly.

What to Look For

  • Trunk Appeal: The trunk's shape is the foundation of your bonsai's style. Choose one that speaks to you!
  • Healthy Roots: Look for a well-established root base (nebari).
  • Overall Health: Choose a tree with vibrant foliage and signs of vigorous growth.
  • Know Your Species: Ask about the tree's identity so you can learn its specific care needs.

Zero Bonsai: Supporting Your Bonsai Journey

We understand that starting out can be overwhelming. That's why we offer:

  • Beginner-Friendly Species: Carefully curated selections of both indoor and outdoor bonsai.
  • Detailed Care Guides: Everything you need to know to keep your tree thriving.
  • Starter Bundles: Convenient kits with trees, pots, and essential tools.
  • Next-Day Delivery: Get your bonsai adventure started quickly!
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