Amazing Zen-Inspiring Bonsai Trees


Bonsai trees are the pinnacle of miniature plants, and can vary on the “awesome” spectrum from “cute” to “epic.”  The cute bonsai trees have flowers and are tiny – like you took a shrink ray to a beautiful tree.  The epic bonsai trees look like they’re blowing in an intense wind with samurais sleeping under their branches.  I will love Japanese culture forever – they have awesome gadgets and satisfying horticulture.

If you love these zen-inspiring bonsai trees, you’ll definitely need to pick up a Juniper bonsai kit and grow your very own!

Acer Palmatum – Japanese Maple

acer palmatum bonsai trees

The Japanese Maple bonsai tree, acer palmatum is the plant’s scientific name, is a beautiful white bonsai tree with pink flowers.  This is one of the coolest bonsai trees ever known to man.

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Federahorn Maple Bonsai Tree

traditional bonsai tree

The Federahorn Maple bonsai tree, or traditional bonsai, has maple leaves that almost look like orange spiders.  Creepy when you think of it that way, right?

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Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai Tree

old wise bonsai tree

The Ficus Microcarpa bonsai tree reminds me of an old man.  Or one of those characters in fantasy games like Zelda or the likes – its name would probably be “The Wise Tree.”  Or perhaps it would be named “Tree of Eternal Rest.”  Just some food for thought, video game producers.

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Sudowoodo Bonsai Tree

sudowoodo bonsai tree

This bonsai tree, I couldn’t find its real name, will be referred to as the Sudowoodo bonsai tree due to its likeness with the friendly tree Pokemon, Sudowoodo.

The Battling Warriors Bonsai Trees

battling warrior bonsai tree

Again, I was unable to determine the scientific name of these trees, so I have dubbed them the battling warriors.  These cool bonsai trees look like soldiers swinging swords at each other.  Look closely, and you will understand, young grasshopper.

Chinese Hackberry Bonsai Tree

bonsai tree

The Chinese Hackberry Bonsai tree is relatively ugly, in my opinion, but it has a unique air which is appealing.  This bonsai seems like it could be an antagonist in the same video game that has the “Tree of Wisdom.”  The Chinese Hackberry looks like a tree of evil spikiness.

If you love these zen-inspiring bonsai trees, you’ll definitely need to pick up a Juniper bonsai kit and grow your very own!

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  1. Pushpendra Yadav
    Pushpendra Yadav08-03-2011


    • plage77

      The battling bonsais are actually one tree that just got mirrored. Don’t know how you couldn’t notice this yourself.

      • Jack Kieffer
        Jack Kieffer09-11-2011

        Wow haha nobody’s noticed that except you. I didn’t see it… good eye, plage77.

        • Laney

          i noticed it straight away and wanted to tell you, but someone already has!…… cool!

  2. jheckerman

    By the way, the mirrored bonsai tree is at the Huntington Gardens bonsai display.

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