Bonsai Tree Names with Pictures

Chinese plum, Japanese Apricot Bonsai Tree (Prunus mume)
Chinese plum, Japanese Apricot
Bonsai Tree (Prunus mume)

Bonsai trees have been given many names, most will have their Botanical Genus and species name associated with them (for example: Cedrus atlantica), and sometimes a common name (for example: Atlas Cedar). Some Bonsai trees are given a specific name relating to its growth size, or style type, see Bonsai Tree Types and Styles.

Lists of Bonsai Tree Species Names with Pictures

Below are two lists, by Location Type;

Some of the Species listed below are not normally classes as trees, that is they normally grow as shrubs, herbaceous plants or vines, however when grown in Bonsai form they can represent a "Tree".

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List of Outdoor Bonsai Tree Names and Pictures

List of Outdoor Bonsai Tree Names
Bonsai Tree PicturesBotanical Bonsai Tree NameCommon Bonsai Tree Names and Notes
Fir Bonsai TreeAbies

Fir.

Evergreen

Trident Maple Bonsai TreesAcer buergerianum

Trident Maple.

Deciduous, Temperate Climate

 Acer campestreField Maple, Hedge Maple
 Acer circinatumVine Maple
 Acer ginnalaAmur Maple
 Acer monspessulanumMontpelier Maple
Japanese Maple Bonsai TreeAcer palmatumJapanese Maple
 Acer rubrumRed Maple
 Adenium, Adenium obesumDesert rose
 AlnusAlder
 Amelanchier canadensisAmelanchier
 Ampelopsis, Ampelopsis brevipedunculataAmpelopsis
 Aralia Aralia
 ArbutusStrawberry tree
 BerberisBarberry
 BetulaBirch
 Betula nigraRiver Birch
 BougainvilleaBougainvillea
 Buxus, Buxus microphylla, Buxus harlandiiBox, Boxwood
 Camellia, Camellia japonica, Camellia reticulata, Camellia sasanquaCamellia
 Carmona microphyllaFukien tea tree, Ehretia microphylla
 CarpinusHornbeam
Atlas Cedar BonsaiCedrus atlantica

Atlas Cedar.

Evergreen

 Cedrus libaniLebanon Cedar
 Celtis sinensisChinese Hackberry
 ChaenomelesFlowering Quince
 ChamaecyparisCypress
 Chamaecyparis obtusaHinoki Cypress
 Chamaecyparis pisiferaSawara Cypress
 Cissus antarticaAustralian grape vine, Wild Grape, Kangaroo Vine
 Citrus aurantifoliaKey lime
 CornusDogwood
 Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree
 CotoneasterCotoneaster
 CrataegusHawthorn
 CryptomeriaSugi
 Cupressus, Cupressus macrocarpaCupressus
 Cydonia oblongaCommon Quince
 Dasiphora fruticosaShrubby Cinquefoil
 ElaeagnusElaeagnus
 EnkianthusEnkianthus
 EugeniaBrush cherries
 EuonymusSpindle
 Euphorbia balsamiferaWolfsmilk
 FagusBeech
 Ficus benghalensisBanyan
 Ficus benjaminaWeeping Fig
 Ficus caricaFig tree, common fig
 Ficus microcarpaChinese Banyan Fig
 Ficus neriifoliaWillow-leaved Fig
 Ficus retusaFig
 Ficus rubiginosaPort Jackson Fig
 Fortunella hindsiiDwarf organge
 FraxinusAsh
 Fuchsia, Fuchsia fulgens hybridsFuchsia
 Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoidesGardenia
 Ginkgo bilobaGinkgo
 Gledista triacanthosHoney Locust
 Grevillea robustaAustralian Silver Oak
 Hedera helixIvy
 Hibiscus syriacusHibiscus
 IlexHolly
 Jacaranda mimosifoliaBlue jacaranda
 Jasminum nudiflorumWinter Jasmine
California Juniper Bonsai Tree (Juniperus californica)Juniperus californicaCalifornia Juniper
 Juniperus chinensisChinese Juniper, Shimpaku
 Juniperus procumbensDwarf Japanese Garden Juniper
 Juniperus squamataBlue Juniper
 Juniperus virginianaEastern Juniper
 Lagerstroemia, Lagerstroemia indicaCrape myrtle, Indian Lilac
 Lantana camaraSpanish Flag, West Indian Lantana, Jamaica Mountain Sage, Surinam Tea Plant
 LarixJapanese Larch, American Larch, Tamarack
 LigustrumPrivet
 LiquidambarSweetgum
 LoniceraShrubby Honeysuckles
 Magnolia stellataStar Magnolia
 Malpighia, Malpighia coccigeraBarbados Cherry
 MalusApple/Crabapple
 MangiferaMangifera
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) Bonsai TreeMetasequoia glyptostroboidesDawn Redwood
 Murraya paniculataOrange Jasmine, Satinwood
 Myrciaria caulifloraJaboticaba
 Myrtus, Myrtus communisMyrtle
 Nandina domesticaSacred or Heavenly Bamboo
 Nashia inaguensisBahama berry
 NothofagusSouthern beeches
 Olea europaeaOlive, European olive
 ParthenocissusCreeper, Boston Ivy
 PhyllostachysBamboo
Black Hills Spruce Bonsai TreesPiceaSpruce
 PierisAndromeda
 Pinus clausaSand Pine
 Pinus mugoMugo Pine, Mountain Pine
 Pinus parvifloraJapanese White Pine
 Pinus ponderosaWestern Yellow Pine
 Pinus thunbergiiJapanese Black Pine
 Pinus virginianaVirginia Pine
 PittosporumPittosporum
 Podocarpus, Podocarpus macrophyllusPodocarpus, Yew Podocarpus, Kusamaki
 Polyscias fruticosaMing Aralia
 Portulacaria afraDwarf jade, elephant food, elephant bush
Chinese plum, Japanese Apricot Bonsai Tree (Prunus mume)Prunus mumeChinese plum, Japanese Apricot, Ume, Mei, (China; "méi"; 梅 ), (Japanese; "ume"; (kanji: 梅; hiragana: うめ) )
 Prunus serrulataJapanese Flowering Cherry (櫻)
 PseudosasaBamboo
 Punica granatum, Punica granatum 'Nana'Pomegranate
 PyracanthaFirethorn
 QuercusOak
 Rhaphiolepis indicaIndian Hawthorn
 RhododendronAzalea
 Rhododendron simsii杜鵑
 Rhododendron indicumSatsuki azalea
 Rhododendron obtusum var. amoenumKurume azalea, Kurume hybrids
 Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack Locust
 Sageretia, Sageretia theezansChinese Sweet Plum, Pauper's Tea
 SasaBamboo
 Schefflera actinophyllaAustralian Umbrella Tree
Redwood Bonsai Tree (Sequoia sempervirens)Sequoia sempervirensRedwood, Coast Redwood, California Redwood
 Serissa foetidaSnow Rose, Japanese Boxthorn, Tree of a Thousand Stars
 SorbusRowan and Whitebeam
 SyzygiumBrush cherry
 Syzygium smithii (=Acmena smithii)Brush cherry
 TamarixTamarisk
 Taxodium ascendensPond cypress
bald cypress BonsaiTaxodium distichumBald Cypress
 TaxusYew
 ThymusThyme
 TsugaHemlock
 Ulmus alataWinged Elm
 Ulmus crassifoliaCedar Elm
 Ulmus minorField Elm
Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus parvifola)Ulmus parvifoliaChinese Elm
 Wisteria floribundaJapanese Wisteria
 Wisteria sinensisChinese Wisteria
 ZanthoxylumChinese Pepper
 Zelkova serrataJapanese Elm

Bonsai Index ↑

List of Indoor Bonsai Tree Names and Pictures

List of Indoor Bonsai Tree Names
Bonsai Tree PicturesBotanical Bonsai Tree NameCommon Bonsai Tree Name
 Araucaria heterophylla
(synonym Araucaria excelsa)

Norfolk Island Pine

 Ardisia crenata

Coralberry tree, Coral bush, Coralberry, Hen's-eyes, Spiceberry

 Bougainvillea

Paper Flower

 Bucida

Spiny Black Olive, Bullet tree

 Buxus

Boxwood

Fukien Tea Tree BonsaiCarmona retusa

Fukien Tea Tree, Philippine Tea Tree, Scorpionbush.

Evergreen

Crassula ovata Jade BonsaiCrassula ovata,
Crassula ovata var. arborescens

Jade plant, Friendship tree, Money plant, Lucky plant.

Evergreen Bonsai, Tropical

 Cupressus macrocarpa

Monterey cypress or macrocarpa

 Dracaena reflexa

Pleomele or the Song of India.

Evergreen

 Ficus benjamina

Weeping Fig, Benjamin's fig, or Ficus tree.

Miniature cultivars like "Too Little" are well suited for Bonsai.

 Ficus neriifolia

Willow-leaved fig

 Ligustrum japonica

Japanese Privet or Wax-leaf Privet.

Japanese: ネズミモチ

 Ligustrum rotundifolium

Privet

 Portulacaria afra

Dwarf jade plant, Elephant's food, Elephant bush, (Spekboom in Afrikaans).

Semi-evergreen

 Schefflera arboricola
(syn. Heptapleurum arboricolum)

Hawaiian Umbrella Tree, or Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Serissa foetida Snowrose BonsaiSerissa foetida,
(synonym; Serissa japonica)

Tree of a thousand stars, Snowrose or Japanese Boxthorn.

Evergreen or semi-evergreen

 Tamarindus indica

Tamarind

Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus parvifola)Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm.

Deciduous, semi-deciduous and rarely semi-evergreen

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