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Summer 2017

Sarah Potter

So, here we are past mid-summer already, combines are out in the fields and our bonsai seem to be having a bumper year. It’s been a very long time since we saw such significant and powerful summer growth, keeping on top of watering, weeding and pruning is becoming a full-time job around here but then I am the knucklehead who filled his garden with 3000 bonsai and plants! I’m doing my best to keep new stock going up onto the web site but it’s a painfully slow process and trees are selling almost as fast as I can keep listing them.

Kaizen Bonsai (and Bonsai Mart before it) was founded as a small family company and today remains so. Some days there are three generations of the Potter family beavering away fulfilling your orders. Because of our ever-increasing workload we have been very pleased to take the next generation of the family under our wing. Our daughter Sarah has now been with us full time for a few weeks. Picking orders, shipping small parcels and wrestling with our extensive and bewildering array of bonsai products. Whilst Sarah does not keep bonsai trees she has spent her entire life immersed in the culture of bonsai and its associated business. At some time you will have contact with Sarah who is due to be married next year and hopefully will be carrying Kaizen Bonsai into the future. Now with more mouths to feed KB needs your support more than ever!

Have a great summer.

The Potter family.
Summer 2107

Some Very Special Bonsai Trees Available To Buy Now


EXCEPTIONAL Szechwan Pepper Specimen Bonsai Tree

EXCEPTIONAL Szechwan Pepper Specimen Bonsai Tree  
  • By far the best pepper tree we have seen
  • Stunning show ready mature bonsai
  • Extremely impressive bonsai tree in every respect
  • The best of it's kind in the UK
  • 22" tall above it's pot. 28" wide overall. 3" diameter nebari

Chinese Juniper - Itoigawa - Bonsai Tree

Chinese Juniper - Itoigawa - Bonsai Tree  
  • Beautiful mature little Japanese juniper
  • Chock full of character and ready for the show bench right out of the box
  • Superb nebari and deadwood
  • 12" tall overall. 14" wide overall. 4" diameter nebari
  • Planted in a beautiful handmade bonsai pot.

EXCEPTIONAL Japanese Kokonoe White Pine Specimen Bonsai

EXCEPTIONAL Japanese Kokonoe White Pine Specimen Bonsai  
  • Imported from Japan over winter 16/17
  • A beautiful old bonsai tree
  • Huge nebari and powerful trunk
  • 24" tall above it's bonsai pot. 30" wide overall. 6" diameter nebari
  • Price includes crated UK delivery

EXCEPTIONAL Large Satsuki Azalea Flowering Bonsai Tree

EXCEPTIONAL Large Satsuki Azalea Flowering Bonsai Tree  
  • A beautiful mature satsuki just in from Japan
  • Stunning large impressive bonsai
  • Beautiful trunk and outstanding branch development
  • A great opportunity to add an impressive azalea to your collection
  • Planted in a high quality stoneware bonsai pot
  • 24" high from the top of it's bonsai pot. 33" wide overall. Massive 8" diameter

Scots Pine Yamadori Bonsai Tree

Scots Pine Yamadori Bonsai Tree  
  • A very old craggy pine collected in Spain
  • initial styling completed last autumn
  • Growing VERY strongly
  • With a little care this will be exhibition ready within two years
  • 33" tall above it's pot. 33" wide overall. 9" diameter nebari.

EXCEPTIONAL Privet Bonsai Tree

EXCEPTIONAL Privet Bonsai Tree  
  • Powerful stocky and outstanding bonsai tree
  • Packed full of great character
  • Great deadwood and live veins
  • A lot of character in a powerful package!
  • 20" tall above it's pot. 30" wide, 15" diameter nebari
  • Planted in a high quality stoneware bonsai pot

EXCEPTIONAL Yamadori Olive Bonsai Tree - SOLD

EXCEPTIONAL Yamadori Olive Bonsai Tree  
  • Olea sylvestris is a small leaf variety of olive tree native to Mediterranean regions
  • Collected in Sicily and entirely developed in the UK
  • A stunning yamadori tree ready for exhibition right out of the box
  • 30" tall above it's pot. 26" wide overall. 13" wide nebari
  • Planted in a hand made stoneware bonsai pot


Some Very Special Yamadori Bonsai Material Available To Buy Now


EXCEPTIONAL Portuguese Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material

EXCEPTIONAL Portuguese Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material  
  • Stunning yamadori oak with incredible bark
  • Powerful trunk with a huge base
  • Spectacular curves
  • Partially hollow itrunk, currently not visible
  • 34" tall above it's pot. 30" wide overall. 15" diameter nebari.

EXCEPTIONAL Scots Pine Yamadori Bonsai Material

EXCEPTIONAL Scots Pine Yamadori Bonsai Material  
  • Incredible yamadori from Spain
  • Beautiful craggy bark
  • The best ramification we have seen on any collected scots
  • With a little care and skill this will become a very special bonsai tree
  • Currently 43" tall above it's pot. 50" wide overall. 10" diameter nebari

OUTSTANDING Olive Tree Bonsai Material

OUTSTANDING Olive Tree Bonsai Material  
  • A stunning olive that's been on the nursery for a couple of years now
  • Stunning deadwood, probably the best we have seen on an olive
  • 27" tall overall. 36" wide overall. 11" root flare
  • Planted in a terracotta training pot
  • Outstanding quality at the lowest price in Europe!

EXCEPTIONAL Portuguese Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material

EXCEPTIONAL Portuguese Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material  
  • Stunning yamadori oak with incredible bark
  • Powerful trunk with a huge base
  • Spectacular curves
  • 29" tall above it's pot. 34" wide overall. 14" diameter nebari.

Yamadori Sabina Juniper EXCEPTIONAL Bonsai Material

Yamadori Sabina Juniper EXCEPTIONAL Bonsai Material  
  • An outstanding juniper, a masterpiece in the making
  • An exciting styling project in the right hands
  • Outstanding trunk with beautiful twists and turns
  • A ready for working right out of the box
  • 17" tall overall. 32" wide overall.5" diameter nebari
  • Planted in a plastic nursery pot.


The Little Terrier DH™ The Ultimate Carving Tool For Hobby Rotary Machines

Two years have passed since we released the Little Terrier DH into the world and in that time it has become one of the most significant wood carving tools for small machines. Loved by bonsai artists, wood carvers and wood turners of all levels there is hardly a country in the world that the Terrier has not become a permanent resident. Buy one of these great BRITISH made tools today, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without one.

The Little Terrier DH

Saburrtooth Wood Carving Burrs - Available from UK stock

Saburrtooth® rotary tools feature long-lasting, razor-sharp carbide cutting teeth arranged into a unique open pattern to resist loading while providing rapid stock removal and smoother finishes. Rotary tools are available in many shapes, sizes and textures to suit your carving, grinding, cutting and machining needs. These carbide coated tools are prefect for carving large bonsai trees as well as a host of DIY projects, industrial and artistic uses. Saburrtooth wheels cut just about any material.

Kaizen Bonsai carry a large stock of Saburrtooth carving tools in a range of fitments and abrasive grades including.....

Customer Testimonials

"Many thanks for my order today.well packed and in brilliant condition.the crabapple is superb. A lot of online companies could learn from you. many thanks. R. UK"

"..You will also be pleased to know it arrived in perfect condition, many thanks, I look forward to making further tree purchases from you. Regards, D.B U.K"

"Comment: hi just an email to say order arrived today thank you for a speedy post will be back soon for some more, very best regards R.S U.K"

"Hi Graham, Just to acknowledge safe receipt of the Prunus Mume tree which arrived in perfect condition... The Soil was still damp, and I treated it to a good soaking in Root safe. The system Works!  Best, R.L U.K."