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15 Of the Coolest Bonsai Trees for You

In today’s era of modernization, most of us do not get the privilege of being in the woods and feeling them. In such a situation, a cool bonsai tree would harm nobody.

Bonsai trees are becoming the new trend that most people can be seen following. These cute little trees add to the beauty of a home and let us be around nature.

People are so obsessed with them that they make up a whole space in their house with lots and lots of bonsai.

Bonsai trees are excellent for any house but choosing the right one may seem a little bit of a difficult task. Keeping this in mind, we have got you the most preferred and pretty cool bonsai trees.

Even if you are a beginner, these bonsai trees would fit perfectly in your house.

List of Coolest Bonsai Trees

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

To add the tint of bright colors in a simple, sober house, Japanese maple bonsai trees can work the best. The lobed leaves and the pretty colors of this tree make it perfect for a bonsai.

These trees can be placed in sunny and airy areas of the house, such as the balcony or a deck. Make sure to protect it from strong frosts and great midday heat as it may damage the leaves. Styling it like a broom or upright would work best. Cascade may also work.

Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree

As Buddha received enlightenment under the Ficus Religiosa, this tree is also known as sacred fig and Bo-tree. Though it grows fast and forms aerial roots, it still makes an excellent bonsai if taken correctly.

As it is a tropical tree, it needs to be placed in a sunny place where it can get at least 6 hours of sunlight and protection from cold temperatures. You can style this tree in any shape like a cascade, upright, and twin-trunk.

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

If you are a beginner, this can be a cool bonsai tree for you to start. Its long-lasting colors are the best part. It is mostly grown in a cascade or is planted on rocks. You can place it in a full sun position or even a partly shaded place. However, protection is required from frost. Other than cascade, you can also prefer styling it in slanting, saikei, or literati.

The Great Baobab

The Great Baobab

This tall and giant African species can make up a cool bonsai tree for literally any house. It is easy to take care of and maintain this bonsai. You can keep it anywhere in the house where it can get the sun. 

However, a little care is needed in winter or cooler areas. It is safer to keep the tree inside the house in cooler areas. Broom and informal upright styles can make a cool bonsai tree.

Species of Juniper

Species of Juniper

The juniper tree is legit one of the most famous and cool bonsai trees. It offers more than 50 species of beautiful evergreen shrubs. With a very easy to train quality, these shrubs make up an attractive and bright bonsai. They should be placed in a sunny place with shade from the midday sun.

You must make sure that you do not place them indoors at any cost. Also, they require protection from frost. Moreover, they can be made into a variety of styles according to your choice.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea bonsai is one of the most beautiful bonsais out there. Its beautiful papery flowers in bright colors can add glory to any house, be it small or big.

The best part about these bonsai is that you can make them in any style that you prefer. There is no restriction in its styling. Formal upright is not at all recommendable, though. It grows fast and is easy to make. You can place it in any sunny place, but it needs protection from freezing temperatures.

The Chinese Elm

The Chinese Elm

This elm species from East Asia is one of the best elms to be made up as a bonsai. Due to its forgiving nature, it is best for beginners. Also, it does not need regular grooming and trimming.

This elm can survive in a wide range of temperatures, though it is safe to keep it from freezing. So, you can plant it in a sunny spot. Moreover, it can be styled into a broom, cascade, semi-cascade, or informal upright.

The Jade Bonsai

The Jade Bonsai

The Jade tree that is Crassula Ovata is a cute tiny evergreen tree with fleshy and thick stems and leaves. The thickness in it gives it a mature look super soon. This cool bonsai tree can be grown anywhere, be it inside or outside.

However, it loves the sun and high temperatures. Moreover, various styles suit this tree, including slanting, clump, and root over rock.

Ficus Retusa

Ficus Retusa

This tropical bonsai is one of the most popular among passionate bonsai growers. Easy to train and groom, it can make up a cool bonsai tree with lesser efforts. It works great for both beginners and advanced level bonsai growers. You can even start your learning process with this bonsai.

If you are growing it in a warm area, put it in partial sun. Keeping it indoors in a lit place is preferable if the climate is cold. Make sure to keep it from direct sunlight if the climate is cold. Moreover, its styling can be done in a wide range of varieties.

Benjamin Ficus

Benjamin Ficus

Also called Ficus Benjamin, this tree is also a popular bonsai among its growers. It looks beautiful with its bright evergreen color and broad canopy. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors in a sunny area. Moreover, this cool bonsai tree is flexible in many styles like twin trunk, slanting, rock over a root, broom, cascade, or group planting.

Common Beech

Common Beech

This beech, also known as Fagus Sylvatica, is a tall, stately tree. It can become a bonsai from large to medium size and is styled best into the upright. Though it takes more time to grow than other bonsai trees, the wait is always worth it.

The leaves of this bonsai turn golden yellow in autumn and look appealing. This tree can be placed anywhere but requires protection from intense sunlight. Also, it can be styled into cascade or group planting.

Beautiful Azalea

Beautiful Azalea

The species of Azalea is a must-have for every bonsai lover out there. The species is known for its beautiful blooms that come in many bright colors, shapes, and sizes. However, plenty of care is needed to grow, and acidic soil is required for it to thrive properly.

Azalea needs to be placed in a sunny spot. Shade from the intense afternoon heat is required, though. This cool bonsai tree can be styled into semi-cascade, windswept, slanting, and multiple trunks.

The Classic Pine

The Classic Pine

The classic pine trees are also one of the most preferred bonsai trees. Though utterly beautiful, these trees are not preferred for a beginner. Its rough barks and trunk make it look old and classic. Pine should be placed in an airy spot with adequate sunlight source. Its’ styling can be done in almost every type.

Olive Bonsai

Olive Bonsai

This attractive olive bonsai would work best if you would not be able to give it plenty of time. This bonsai needs lesser care and grows strong and firm. It is always best to keep them in full sunlight. However, keeping it indoors may also work in cold climates.

Moreover, you can style it into the cascade, slanting, saikei, or any other style that you prefer.

The Indian Banyan

The Indian Banyan

The national tree of India is, Bargad or Banyan, which is one of the largest tree species. It has aerial roots, which make the tree look old and classic naturally. It requires a warm and humid climate to thrive. So, if you grow it in a cold area, you need to take plenty of care.

The classic banyan style suits best to this Indian banyan. Informal upright, cascade, and semi-cascade may also work great in styling this cool bonsai tree.

Which Bonsai Do You Like?

Though you will find a wide variety of bonsai trees out there, these were some of the best and most preferred bonsai trees.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced bonsai grower, these bonsai trees are a must-have for everyone.

Moreover, even if you are not a bonsai fan, these cute little trees will surely add to the glory of your house.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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