Thursday, November 8, 2007

List of species used in bonsai.

The word bonsai simply means a "plant in a tray". Being defined as - "The art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays".

Outdoor Bonsai and Indoor Bonsai can make good houseplants although the former only for a few days at a time.

The tradition originated in Japan before spreading to many parts of the world, however Indoor Bonsais are a much newer concept and it's believed to have started in Germany before spreading outwards to many different countries.

This means because there are both Outdoor Bonsai and Indoor Bonsai the care and treatment of the plants is quite different.
1 . Look up the plant desired by its common name in the left hand column. There are separate entries for the various common names for a given species to help locate it quickly.

2. Click on the name to go to our database information about that plant.

3. To go to a particular Group, click on that Group's button either at the top or bottom of this page.

GROUP I
HARDY, EASY TO GROW
GROUP II
FAIRLY HARDY
GROUP III
DIFFICULT AT TIMES
GROUP IV
CHALLENGING, DIFFICULT TO GROW

PLANT ANALYSIS

COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME
HARDINESS GROUP TYPE
Acacia, Sweet
African Sumac
Akebia, Japanese
Aleppo Pine
Apple, Crab
Arborvitae, Oriental
Arizona Ash
Arizona Cypress
Ash, Arizona
Australian Bush Cherry
Australian Tea Tree
Azalea
Bald Cypress
Bamboo, Heavenly
Banyan, Chinese
Barbados Cherry
Blue Atlas Cedar
Blue Palo Verde
Blue Spruce
Bottle Tree
Bottlebrush, Weeping
Bougainvillea
Boxwood, Japanese
Brittlebush
Buddhist Pine
Burt Davyii Fig
Buttonwood
California Juniper
California Pepper Tree
Cape Honeysuckle
Carob
Cedar, Blue Atlas
Chaste Tree
Cherry, Australian Bush
Cherry, Barbados
Chinese Banyan
Chinese Elm
Chinese Sweet Plum
Chinese Tallow Tree
Cotoneaster
Crab Apple
Crape Myrtle
Creosote
Cypress, Arizona
Cypress, Bald
Desert Fern
Desert Willow
Dwarf Jade
Dwarf Myrtle
Dwarf Pomegranate
(Acacia farnesiana)
(Rhus lancea)
(Akebia quinata)
( Pinus halepensis)
(Malus sp.)
(Platycladus/Thuja orientalis)
(Fraxinus velutina)
(Cupressus arizonica glabra)
(Fraxinus velutina)
(Syzygium paniculatum)
(Leptospermum scoparium)
(Rhododendron sp.)
(Taxodium distichum)
(Nandina domestica)
(Ficus microcarpa nitida)
(Malpighia glabra)
(Cedrus altantica 'Glauca')
(Cercidium floridum)
(Picea pungens)
(Brachychiton populneus)
(Callistemon viminalis)
(Bougainvillea sp.)
(Buxus microphylla japonica)
(Encelia farinosa)
(Podocarpus macrophyllus)
(Ficus burt-davyii)
(Conocarpus erectus)
(Juniperus californica)
(Schinus molle)
(Tecomaria capensis)
(Ceratonia siliqua)
(Cedrus altantica 'Glauca')
(Vitex agnus-castus)
(Syzygium paniculatum)
(Malpighia glabra)
(Ficus microcarpa nitida)
(Ulmus parvifolia)
(Sageretia theezens)
(Sapium sebiferum)
(Cotoneaster sp.)
(Malus sp.)
(Lagerstroemia indica)
(Larrea tridentata)
(Cupressus arizonica glabra)
(Taxodium distichum)
(Lysiloma thornberi)
(Chilopsis linearis)
(Portulacaria afra)
(Myrtus communis 'Compacta')
(Punica granatum 'Nana')
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Ebony, Texas
Eldarica Pine
Elephant's Food
Elm, Chinese
Elm, Japanese Gray-Bark
Eucalyptus
English Ivy
Euonymus, Evergreen
European Grape
Evergreen Euonymus
Fairy Duster
Feather Bush
Fig, Burt Davyii
Fig, Indian Laurel
Fig, Narrow-leaf
Fig, Willow-leaf
Fig, Weeping
Firethorn
Five-Needle Pine
Flowering Pear
Fukien Tea
Gardenia
Ginkgo
Goldwater Pine
Grape, European
Greasewood
Gum Tree
Hackberry, Reticulated or Western
Hawaiian Elf Schefflera
Hawthorne, Indian
Heather, Mexican
Heavenly Bamboo
Holly, Yaupon
Honeysuckle, Cape
Hornbeam
Huisache
Indian Hawthorne
Italian Stone Pine
Ivy, English
Jacaranda
Jade Tree
Jade, Dwarf
Japanese Akebia
Japanese Black Pine
Japanese Boxwood
Japanese Contorted Quince
Japanese Flowering Plum
Japanese Gray-Bark Elm
Japanese Maple
Japanese Privet
Japanese White Pine
Juniper, California
Juniper, Procumben
Juniper, Prostrate
Juniper, San Jose
Juniper, Shore
Kumquat
Lady Palm
Lantana
Lavender Starflower
Liquidamber
Magnolia
Maidenhair Tree
Manzanita
Maple, Japanese
Maple, Trident
Melaleuca, Pink
Mesquite
Mexican Heather
Mimosa
Mugho Pine
Mulberry, White
Myrtle, Crape
Myrtle, Dwarf
(Pithecolobium flexicuale)
(Pinus eldarica)
(Portulacaria afra)
(Ulmus parvifolia)
(Zelkova serrata)
(Eucalyptus sp.)
(Hedera helix)
(Euonymus japonica)
(Vitis vinifera)
(Euonymus japonica)
(Calliandra eriophylla)
(Lysiloma thornberi)
(Ficus burt-davyii)
(Ficus microcarpa nitida)
(Ficus nerifolia)
(Ficus nerifolia)
(Ficus benjamina)
(Pyracantha sp.)
(Pinus parviflora)
(Pyrus calleryana)
(Ehretia microphylla)
(Gardenia augusta)
(Ginkgo biloba)
(Pinus eldarica)
(Vitis vinifera)
(Larrea tridentata)
(Eucalyptus sp.)
(Celtis reticulata)
(Schefflera arboricola)
(Raphiolepis indica)
(Cuphea hyssopifolia)
(Nandina domestica)
(Ilex vomitoria)
(Tecomaria capensis)
(Carpinus sp.)
(Acacia farnesiana)
(Raphiolepis indica)
(Pinus pinea)
(Hedera helix)
(Jacaranda mimosifolia)
(Crassula arborescens)
(Portulacaria afra)
(Akebia quinata)
(Pinus thunbergii)
(Buxus microphylla japonica)
(Chaenomeles lagenaria)
(Prunus mume)
(Zelkova serrata)
(Acer palmatum)
(Ligustrum japonicum)
(Pinus parviflora)
(Juniperus californica)
(Juniperus procumbens 'Nana')
(Juniperus prostrata 'Foemina')
(Juniperus squamata)
(Juniperus conferta)
(Fortunella sp.)
(Rhapis excelsa)
(Lantana montevidensis)
(Grewia occidentalis)
(Liquidamber sp.)
(Magnolia sp.)
(Ginkgo biloba)
(Arcotostaphylos sp.)
(Acer palmatum)
(Acer buergeranum)
(Melaleuca nesophila)
(Prosopis sp.)
(Cuphea hyssopifolia)
(Albizia julibrissin)
(Pinus mugo)
(Morus alba)
(Lagerstroemia indica)
(Myrtus communis 'Compacta')
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Narrow-leaf Fig
Natal Plum
Norfolk Island Pine
Oak
Oak, Silk
Olive, Fruitless
Olive, Texas
Palm, Lady or Rhapis
Palm, Sago
Palo Verde, Blue
Pear, Flowering
Pepper Tree, California
Pine, Aleppo
Pine, Buddhist
Pine, Eldarica
Pine, Five-Needle
Pine, Goldwater
Pine, Italian Stone
Pine, Japanese Black
Pine, Japanese White
Pine, Mugho
Pine, Norfolk Island
Pine, Yew
Pink Melaleuca
Pistachio
Pittosporum
Plum, Chinese Sweet
Plum, Japanese Flowering
Plum, Natal
Pomegranate, Dwarf
Privet, Japanese or Wax-Leaf
Procumben Juniper
Prostrate Juniper
Purple-leaf Plum
Pyracantha
Quince, Japanese Contorted
Reticulated Hackberry
Rhapis Palm
Rosemary
Sago Palm
Salt Cedar
San Jose Juniper
Schefflera, Hawaiian Elf
Sedum
Serissa
Shore Juniper
Silk Oak
Silk Tree
Silver Berry
Snow Rose
Spruce, Blue
St. John’s Bread
Starflower, Lavender
Sumac, African
Sweet Acacia
Sweet Gum
(Ficus nerifolia)
(Carissa macrocarpa)
(Araucaria heterophylla)
(Quercus sp.)
(Grevillea robusta)
(Olea europaea)
(Cordia boissieri)
(Rhapis excelsa)
(Cycas revoluta)
(Cercidium floridum)
(Pyrus calleryana)
(Schinus molle)
(Pinus halepensis)
(Podocarpus macrophyllus)
(Pinus eldarica)
(Pinus parviflora)
(Pinus eldarica)
(Pinus pinea)
(Pinus thunbergii)
(Pinus parviflora)
(Pinus mugo)
(Araucaria heterophylla)
(Podocarpus macrophyllus)
(Melaleuca nesophila)
(Pistache sp.)
(Pittosporum tobira)
(Segeretia theezens)
(Prunus mume)
(Carissa macrocarpa)
(Punica granatum 'Nana')
(Ligustrum japonicum)
(Juniperus procumbens 'Nana')
(Juniperus prostrata 'Foemina')
(Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea')
(Pyracantha sp.)
(Chaenomeles lagenaria)
(Celtis reticulata)
(Rhapis excelsa)
(Rosmarinus officinalis)
(Cycas revoluta)
(Tamarix chinensis)
(Juniperus squamata)
(Schefflera arboricola)
(Sedum sp.)
(Serissa foetida)
(Juniperus conferta)
(Grevillea robusta)
(Albizia julibrissin)
(Eleagnus sp.)
(Serissa foetida)
(Picea pungens)
(Ceratonia siliqua)
(Grewia occidentalis)
(Rhus lancea)
(Acacia farnesiana)
(Liquidamber sp.)
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Tallow Tree, Chinese
Tamarisk
Tea Tree, Australian
Texas Ebony
Texas Olive
Texas Ranger or Texas Sage
Trichodiadema
Trident Maple
Viburnum
Vitex
Wax-Leaf Privet
Weeping Bottlebrush
Weeping Fig
Western Hackberry
White Mulberry
Willow-leaf Fig
Willow, Desert
Wintersweet
Wisteria
Yaupon Holly
Yew Pine
Zelkova
(Sapium sebiferum)
(Tamarix chinensis)
(Leptospermum scoparium)
(Pithecolobium flexicuale)
(Cordia boissieri)
(Leucophyllum frutescens)
(Trichodiadema sp.)
(Acer buergeranum)
(Viburnum sp.)
(Vitex agnus-castus)
(Ligustrum japonicum)
(Callistemon viminalis)
(Ficus benjamina)
(Celtis reticulata)
(Morus alba)
(Ficus nerifolia)
(Chilopsis linearis)
(Chimonanthus praecox)
(Wisteria sp.)
(Ilex vomitoria)
(Podocarpus macrophyllus)
(Zelkova serrata)

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  1. This chart was copied from the www.phoenixbonsai.com website without acknowledgement or without proper alignment. The categories are for the Phoenix, Arizona desert area -- not really for other locations. For those who want to see an updated version of this cart at its official Internet location, please see http://www.phoenixbonsai.com/PPlantList.html

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