new bonsai tree

  1. Flawnsai

    Christmas Newbie in FL

    Hi Everyone, I'm new and have been lurking the bonsai world for a few months. My mother noticed my new interest and gifted me a tree this holiday. Is this a "Mallsai" and what should I do to keep it healthy these first years? I was told it was purchased from 1800Flowers and stayed in the box...
  2. S

    Boxwood Advice for Older Boxwood

    Heyo, I am relatively new to bonsai and purchased an old boxwood transplant from a vendor in Colorado in mid-October (I live in Southern Nevada). I transferred from the nursery pot into the training pot pictured. The first picture shows the form before trimming and wiring. I figure I'd play...
  3. P

    My First Tree

    Hello everyone, I just got my first ever bonsai tree yesterday. Looking for advice and recommendation regarding my new tree. Got it as a bonsai carmona. Thanks :)
  4. Schmikah

    My new boxwood that needs some work. Any ideas?

    I just picked up this guy last Saturday from one of the guys at our local club (KBS). I picked it up cheap so I can live with it needing quite a bit of work. Obviously its been let go pretty much since it was collected, it was yard-adori according to the original owner. Obviously the roots are...
  5. F

    Chinese elm

    I have a Chinese elm and I’m in south east idaho, so winter is about half the year. I’m trying to decide the best course of action for this plant. I left it outside for summer and some of fall, but it’s already dropped into single digits Fahrenheit. I have done some research to find a good...
  6. P

    Not sure what to do for my maple

    Hi everyone! I’m new to bonsai (honestly new to long term plant care in general) and I’m not sure what to do for my maple sapling. My boyfriend gave this one to me at the beginning of August and we potted it in this pot at that time. I’m worried about drainage as I live in the PNW in a North...
  7. R

    Ficus microcarpa new tree

    Hello, I have received as a gift quite big Ficus microcarpa around 8-9 months ago. In the beginning it has lost most of the leaves (probably due to transport and setting in new place). It is alive and growing but not quite even. The bottom part is growing more than the top part of tree. I like...
  8. B

    Need help asap please

    I recently purchased a trident maple on the 9th of September, and something is wrong with several of the leaves and I need help figuring out what's wrong so I can fix it asap please. When my bonsai arrived, several of the leaves had portions of black/grey areas that I assume are dead/dying, I'm...
  9. R

    Austrian Black Pine Potential Bonsai?

    Hello all, I'm just starting out looking into bonsai, so a complete novice. Bought a tree from a friend, hasnt started out as a bonsai but could I make it into a bonsai? If so how would I go about this? It's about 2ft high. Thanks, Ross
  10. BTrees3

    Wisteria bonsai tree from seed

    Hello Bonsai People, I’m completely new to growing Bonsai tree’s. I haven’t grown a single thing my entire life up until now. I’ve got 2 wisteria seedlings I’m super proud of! They’re growing up so fast, and I was wondering if I could get any advice on things I should be doing now or in the...
  11. JLee9706

    Soil for Juniper in Southern California

    Hello, I am new to bonsai and have recently acquired some new junipers from a general nursery nearby. They are about 2-3ft tall and in the pots they came, which has some general potting soil. I know they weren't bought at a bonsai nursery, but can they be good candidates? If so, should I...
  12. MiyagiFan

    Ulmus Jacquelin Hillier - Would You Repot Now?

    So I couldn't resist picking up this Dwarf Elm from a roadside nursery but had to quickly treat a minor case of scale with some oil spray after scraping them off. Otherwise looks really healthy and totally rootbound. Looking to repot asap. Would it be safe to do so now or wait till spring...
  13. Jhervi

    (New Bonsai'er) Need care advice for a trident Maple and Juniper Bonsai

    Hi yall, I am brand new to the world of Bonsai. I have always been very fascinated with the art of bonsai and am excited to start learning and caring for these trees. I was hoping to get some advice on care for two bonsai trees I recieved as a gift from my girlfriend. I live in zone 9b of...
  14. MiyagiFan

    Sango Kaku Thoughts?

    Hello Bonsai Nuts! I'm new here and have been reading about the art of Bonsai for years but with very little practice. The extra time at home has re-inspired me to try again and take it a little more seriously this time. Very cool forum here with alot to sift through but would be interested in...
  15. C

    Help Identifying

    Hey everyone - please could you help me identify the species of my Bonsai Tree. thank you in advance. Also any care and maintanance tips and what fertiliser to use? thank you.
  16. B

    Please help identify my new tree

    I went to a nursery today and the cashier told me what this was, and I can't remember to save my life 🤦‍♂️. Maybe someone on here can help me 🙏
  17. J

    Is My Juniper Bonsai Ok?

    Hi all, I received my bonsai around Christmas time. I have been trying to water it just enough so that it doesn’t get too wet (usually about once a week or so.) The tree seems to be doing alright as there is new growth on the side facing the window. However, the side not facing the sun is...
  18. prawn

    Hello! My first bonsai ever.

    Hello all! I received a Texas Lilac Vitex for my birthday and its just a tiny stem (about 2in tall) with two tiny 1inch branches coming off with a few leaves. I saw that this could potentially be a bonsai plant and so I wanted to give it a go! Any tips? Is this actually doable with this type...
  19. nmilewski

    Loropetalum - first literati

    Hey all! First off I'll just say I know it needs better soil, but Ive been wondering if I need to ground layer new roots a little higher. Just did my first major styling work of this Loropetalum. I got it as a gift from a landscaper friend about a year and a half ago and started working toward...
  20. R

    Help! My bonsai is dying

    Hello! My ex gave me this bonsai, but she only told me to water it every 3-5 days. I've been doing some research and I think it's a boxwood species, but now I'm desperately trying to save it :( I tried putting some crushed eggshells on the soil but it doesn't look any better. Could someone...
  21. Ollie756

    Please help me ID my bonsai

    My fiancé just got me this bonsai as a gift and I'd really love to properly take care of it, but have no idea what species it is. The care instruction only says bonsai lol...please help!
  22. SeedlingMeg

    Chinese Elm Newbie... think I have a few problems

    Hi all! I'm completely new to this hobby. I received a bonsai as a present in late august! From the information I've gathered it seems that it was ordered online but other than that I have no more context on where it came from. It's a Chinese Elm, that is (unconfirmed) 7 years old. I'll just...
  23. R

    First bonsai, need help with discoloured leaf tips

    Hi, I received my first bonsai just under two months ago. I wasn't told the species but I think I got it down to a type of juniper. Primarily the only thing I've done is keeping it well watered and in sunlight, so any other tips are welcome.! Over the past couple weeks I noticed the tips of the...
  24. TurkishTree

    My new bonsai need help.

    Hello, I bought a new bonsai (candidate) today, but the seller did not know it’s specie and a wire was attached to it should I get the wire out?
  25. A

    Help with repotting

    Hey Guys! I got my bonsai about 6 months ago and yesterday it’s pot broke, recently the soil has started to come away from the edges and I was told that I needed to soak it for 5 minutes and then drain. It looks like it possibly needs repotting, I have ordered a slightly bigger pot for it but...
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