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Bonsai Starter Trees

There is a thought, particularly among folk new to our hobby, that bonsai trees must be grown from seed and, whilst it is possible to achieve it's going to take a long time. We are yet to see a seed grown tree that is worthy of the name Bonsai that's taken less than twelve years. Growing from seed is a tricky business that takes a great deal of skill and time, most of which is spent doing nothing at all. Not a good recipe for an absorbing hobby!

Here we are pleased to offer a small range of starter material to get you off to a flying start. For just a few pounds you will save at least six years! We have selected these varieties because of their suitability for bonsai, their interest, vigour, disease resistance, foliage form and colour and or flowers. Our starter trees are grown from cuttings or seed and are on average 3-6 years old. We have prepared all of these plants for training as bonsai trees by pruning out their tap roots and filling a small compact pot with fine feeder roots. No other training has been done, these are NOT bonsai trees but viable plants with suitable characteristics for bonsai that need to be grown on and developed by you.

Developing bonsai from starter material will progress much more quickly if you give the tree a lot of root space. We recommend you resist the temptation to put starter trees into bonsai pots. Our starter trees can be potted up to larger pots easily at any time of year and this will increase the growth rate. All of our starter trees (except the large versions) are supplied in 90mm plastic pots.

My Fuji Cherry Starter tree safely received today, really well packed and I am really well pleased, tree certainly as good as your description if not better. Very promising material  looking forward to it's progress." M.C - U.K

Our starter trees are perfect for putting into group plantings and forest arrangements.

  • Cultural information in the listing is based on our experience growing the species here in the UK.
  • Trees are shipped in seasonal condition and may look different from the images displayed on the listing.
  • We guarantee to deliver your tree safely and in good condition.
  • Please note that due to customs restrictions Bonsai Trees CANNOT be sent to the UNITED STATES or non-European Union Countries.
  •  If you are unsure about receiving trees please ask before ordering info@kaizenbonsai.com

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The pictures alongside each tree species are a random sample of the stock we hold. Because of the very low price of this material it is not possible to photograph individual plants.

 

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  1. Cotoneaster Flowering Bonsai Starter Tree  - EXAMPLE PHOTO
    £28.00

    • Cotoneaster Flowering Bonsai Starter Tree
    • Gorgeous little dark green leaves
    • Pink flowers, red berries, stunning autumn colour 
    • Example photo only - see notes below
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  2. Trident Maple Bonsai Starter Tree

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £40.00

    • A nice little Trident maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • Planted in a glazed bonsai pot
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  3. Privet Bonsai Tree - Raw Material for Bonsai
    £39.00

    • A nice small privet with a great trunk
    • Ready for bonsai styling
    • Lots of character in such a small tree
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  4. Privet Bonsai Tree - Raw Material for Bonsai
    £42.00

    • A nice small twin trunk privet
    • Ready for bonsai styling
    • Lots of character in such a small tree
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  5. Privet Bonsai Tree - Raw Material for Bonsai
    £30.00

    • A nice small privet with a great trunk
    • Ready for bonsai styling
    • Lots of character in such a small tree
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  6. Privet Bonsai Tree - Raw Material for Bonsai
    £39.00

    • A nice small twin trunk privet
    • Ready for bonsai styling
    • Lots of character in such a small tree
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  7. Privet Bonsai Shohin Tree - Raw Material for Bonsai
    £50.00

    • A nice small twin trunk privet
    • Ready for bonsai styling
    • Lots of character in such a small tree
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  8. Common Pear Bonsai Starter Tree
    £75.00

    • Wild pear tree bonsai material starter tree
    • A very rare species in bonsai but a very beautiful one
    • Rare British native pear tree
    • Very well established starter tree pear
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  9. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 12" tall above it's pot. 10" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  10. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 11" tall above it's pot. 11" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  11. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 14" tall above it's pot. 12" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  12. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 13" tall above it's pot. 13" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  13. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 14" tall above it's pot. 13" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
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  14. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 14" tall above it's pot. 12" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
    Learn More
  15. Japanese Maple Bonsai Starter Tree
    £85.00

    • A nice little Japanese maple bonsai starter tree
    • Growing very strongly and developing quickly
    • 14" tall above it's pot. 10" wide overall.
    • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
    Learn More
  16. Common Pear Bonsai Starter Tree
    £65.00

    • A very rare species in bonsai but a very beautiful one
    • Very well established starter tree pear
    • 22" tall above it's pot. 16" wide overall.
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  17. Common Pear Bonsai Starter Tree
    £75.00

    • Wild pear tree bonsai material starter tree
    • A very rare species in bonsai but a very beautiful one
    • Rare British native pear tree
    • Very well established starter tree pear
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