• Japanese Cedar - Cryptomeria japonica (50 Bonsai Seeds)

    Cryptomeria japonica, also known as the Japanese Cedar, makes a wonderful bonsai thanks to its horizontal branches, naturally upright form and thick, red, fibrous bark. It lends itself best to a formal upright style and makes a long-lived and easy growing bonsai. Thanks to its rapid growth, the trunk thickens quickly In the garden, it is also a fast grower, and makes an attractive shade tree with a pyramidal form - but it gets quite large, so ensure you'll have enough space. Interestingly, this tree, which is prized for its timber and is often planted near shrines in Japan is the only species within the whole genus Cryptomeria.
    AU $2.95
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    560 sold
  • Common Lilac - Syringa vulgaris (15 Bonsai Seeds)

    As a bonsai the lilac responds very well to hard pruning and can therefore be styled fairly easily. It produces large clusters of single and double flowers which look amazing in summer. One of the most popular ornamental trees grown throughout the world, the Common Lilac has been grown in the gardens of Europe since the 1500s and is treasured for it's sweet smelling flowers. Lilacs are hardy and easily grown in well-drained and preferably slightly alkaline soil. They perform best when planted in a position in sun or light shade. They will grow well in most temperate and cool areas of Australia..
    AU $2.95
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    155 sold
  • Dwarf Pomegranate - Punica granatum nana (20 Bonsai Seeds)

    The dwarf pomegranate makes a superb bonsai thanks to its glossy foliage and gorgeous blooms. The trunk has a naturally twisting habit, so you can be sure of an interesting bonsai. Choose a formal upright, informal upright, broom or group planting to take the best advantage of its natural habit. Stop pruning before midsummer so that you don't miss out on the flowers. The dwarf pomegranate grows to about 1 meter tall and makes a showy garden specimen, but don't expect the fruits to be as big or as juicy as those of it's full-sized cousins. It does well in a sunny, relatively well-drained position and also looks good as a larger potted specimen. New growth has a bronze tinge and the flowers are orange-red and quite spectacular.
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  • Easter Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana (50 Bonsai Seeds)

    A very hardy species. With sufficient early training, the red cedar can be used for most styles, though multiple-trunk styles probably require planting multiple trees close together. Eastern Red Cedar is an evergreen growing 10-15m tall in an oval, columnar, or pyramidal form (very diverse) and spreading 3-5m when given a sunny location. Bright green for most of the year,it develops a brownish tint in winter.Whilst not a real Cedar, the wood of this tree is highly fragrant and is widely used in the production of furniture. In the garden, it makes a great windbreak. If grown in full sun, the Eastern Red Cedar will easily grow in any well draining soil type.
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    60 sold
  • Japanese Yew - Taxus cuspidata (10 Bonsai Seeds)

    As bonsai, these plants are prized for their deep red bark that peels back creating areas of interest. The plant is also used to growing under larger trees and therefore can still grow well indoors or in other areas of lower light. A classic bonsai species, the Japanese Yew is suitable for all bonsai styles with the exception of broom. Grown widely throughout Asia and North America as an ornamental tree/shrub. Taxus cuspidata maintains an attractive and deep green foliage throughout the year making it a great pot plant to add contrast and colour to those dull spots in the winter months.
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    113 sold
  • Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii) - 50 Pure seeds

    The Cider gum, Eucalyptus gunnii, is a small to medium sized woodland tree from the Tasmanian central plateau where it occurs to a height of 1100 metres, often with a short massive bole and wide-spreading branches.
    AU $3.50
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    93 sold
  • Fragrant Honeysuckle - Lonicera fragantissima (400 Bonsai Seeds)

    Honeysuckle's densely packed branches and beautiful white flowers make for an attractive bonsai specimen. A very hardy tree, it is a good beginner tree and will handle very hard pruning. Great for informal upright styling. The Winter Honeysuckle is a small to medium sized shrub that has a very dense growth habit which makes it ideal as a hedging plant. Whilst deciduous in cooler climates, in temperate climates it will remain evergreen. Its flowers will appear in late winter and early spring and have a distinctive lemon scent. Great as a garden shrub or as a fragrant hedging plant. Native to China, this species will manage in all areas of Australia apart from the very tropical north.
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  • Sticky Wattle - Acacia howittii (25 Bonsai Seeds)

    The tree responds really well to pruning which makes it an ideal specimen to be used as a bonsai where it can be pruned into all sorts of amazing shapes.Take advantage of the weeping appearance by choosing an upright form. In gardens, the species has been popular as a screen plant and given only a few years you could have a wonderful native hedge of 2-3m that will give you something attractive to look at and some privacy from things you may not want to look at. Also great as a free-standing tree. This tree is very easy to grow and tolerates neglect well, but it does not like hard frosts, particularly when young. Scarify the seeds using hot water or sandpaper for faster germination. .
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  • Little Leaf Lime - Tilia cordata (20 Bonsai Seeds)

    This upright deciduous tree with a pyramidal to rounded crown is ideal for the informal broom style, but will lend itself to all but the Literati style. As a fast-grower, it offers rapid rewards to the bonsai artist. It can also be a wonderful shade-tree, and the golden autumn colours of the autumn foliage make the Small-leaved Linden a gardening favourite around the world. Although the flowers aren’t showy, their sweet scent is much-admired. Although tolerant of a wide pH spectrum, this tree will not tolerate extremely dry conditions or saline soils. In every other respect, it is both handsome and tolerant of frost or hard pruning.
    AU $3.15
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    88 sold
  • Eastern Redbud - Cercis Canadensis (60 Bonsai Seeds)

    The flowers on this tree are extremely showy making it great as an ornamental plant or as a bonsai. Flowers are a light to dark magenta pink in color, 1.5 cm long, and appear in clusters from Spring to early Summer. Best styled as an informal upright with single or multiple trunks. Purplish seed pods add interest well into the winter. Commonly known as the Eastern Redbud or Judas Tree, it generally has a short, often twisted trunk and spreading branches. The bark is dark in color, smooth, later scaly with ridges somewhat apparent, sometimes with maroon patches. It is a medium size tree to 10m which makes it a great option for street plantings.
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    83 sold
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper - Juniperus scopularum (25 Bonsai Seeds)

    Along with Pines and Maples, the Junipers are extremely popular bonsai trees. This juniper is a bit slower growing than other varieties, but exhibits the same rugged features that make it great for most upright and slanting bonsai styles. A great tree for the beginner. This Juniper is a small tree native to western parts of North America. It's a slow growing, evergreen tree with a narrow, pyramidal habit. The adult leaves are scale-like while the juvenile leaves (on young seedlings only) are needle-like, 5-10 mm long. It's conical, upright habit makes it popular as a garden plant. This variety is cold and drought tolerant and will do well in most soils that are well draining.
    AU $2.95
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  • European Larch - Larix decidua (30 Bonsai Seeds)

    The European Larch is a popular bonsai for beginners and will recover well from over pruning. It produces cones early in its life and this combined with its deciduous nature make it an interesting tree all year. A native to central and southern Europe, the European Larch will grow extremely quickly, reaching up to 50m. Once mature, the tree will broaden with a flattened crown and beautiful drooping branches. The leaves are a pale green turning a spectacular yellow in autumn before falling to reveal beautifully cracked bark. If you have the space this tree makes a great ornamental in the garden or at a local park. Coming from alpine areas this tree will tolerate moderate frosts.
    AU $3.35
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    84 sold
  • Chinese Yew - Taxus chinensis (25 Bonsai Seeds)

    When used in bonsai, yews are suitable for most forms and require little ongoing maintenance. If you'd like to try your hand at carving techniques, this is a great species to start with. Taxus chinensis is a very adaptable, medium sized tree that gives beautiful deep green foliage and can be used as a feature/shade tree or even grown as a hedge. This tree will grow in sun but prefers part shade and unlike other yews it can handle hot Australian summers as well as cold winters. A large, ornamental evergreen shrub or tree of the yew family, Taxus chinensis is widespread in China at elevations up to 900 meters. The tree is up to 14 m tall and wide and bushy when cultivated.
    AU $2.95
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  • Chinese Dogwood - Cornus kousa chinensis (20 Bonsai Seeds)

    As bonsai, the dogwoods are grown primarily for their flowers in summer and their colourful autumn foliage. This variety is no exception, and makes for a beautiful specimen that will look great maintained in an informal or slanted bonsai style. Cornus kousa var. chinensis has pink to white bracts that make this lovely small tree a beautiful addition to any garden. Native to much of East Asia, it is a large, free-flowering deciduous shrub or small tree to 8m, with ovate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. It bears flower-heads with four ovate cream bracts 4-6cm long and deep pink, strawberry-like fruit. The bracts open creamy white, turning to a reddish pink.
    AU $3.15
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