Bonsai (Japanese 盆栽, meaning "planting in a pot") are trees in a bonsai pot designed using certain techniques. Bonsai consists of the two word parts Bon = pot and Sai = plant.
Bonsai tree is synonymous with the term bonsai in this context. Most bonsai friends simply use the term bonsai for a bonsai tree.
You can buy a bonsai tree here. All bonsai are individually photographed and after a purchase in our online shop, you get exactly the tree you have ordered. Safely packed, the tree will be delivered quickly. All orders on weekdays until 14 o'clock will be send out on the same day.
We have grouped our bonsai into 4 product groups:
- Indoor bonsai: All bonsai trees that need to be protected from frost. They should not be placed in winter colder than 8°C
- Mediterranean bonsai: Tolerate light frosts well. Most species are mediterranean trees (olives, pomegranate, mulberries, Podocarpus)
- Outdoor bonsai: Tolerates even stronger frosts. These are hardy bonsai trees (like Maple, elm, pines, juniper bonsai)
- Large bonsai, solitaires: High quality individual pieces (bonsai solitaire), selected by us individually in Japan. In the shop often with video
We have been selling bonsai trees online since 2001 and send out many thousands of ordered bonsai trees every year to all EU countries. Due to our many years of experience in the online sales of bonsai, we can guarantee a safe shipping. Our employees are masters in packaging bonsai and so rarely is a tree damaged during shipping. In such cases, you can easily get your money back or you can choose a replacement tree in our online shop.
In our bonsai nursery in Wenddorf we have several thousand bonsai trees more to choose from. If you want to buy your bonsai tree directly from us - we are open from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and from 10am to 1pm on saturday.
Is a bonsai tree suitable as a present ?
A bonsai as a gift is a great idea. There are a number of reasons for this:
- Whether 15 or 150 euros - a bonsai as a gift is available in every suitable price range
- A bonsai lasts much longer than a bouquet of flowers
- As a specialist bonsai dealer, we will be happy to advise you before you make a purchase and are also available afterwards at any time
- You have already bought a bonsai and are looking for help ? Under bonsai tree species you can find care tips
- We ship immediately after receipt of payment. Often the bonsai is with you the next day. So giving away a bonsai tree makes fun
- We have already sent tens of thousands of bonsai without damage. Your gift arrives safely packaged and fast
- You get exact the bonsai tree that you have selected and ordered online in the shop
You can also send the bonsai directly to the recipient. Simply enter a different delivery address. If you don't want an invoice in the package - just send us a short email after your order.
What to consider when buying my first bonsai ?
- If possible, buy a outdoor bonsai tree. They are adapted to our climate and are easier to maintain.
- When buying an indoor bonsai, 3 things are important: light, light, light ! Place the bonsai as bright as possible. Especially in winter.
- Choose a sturdy bonsai for beginners.
- Sturdy outdoor bonsai species include: Larch bonsai, Apple tree bonsai, all elm bonsai and, above all, Redwood bonsai.
- Sturdy indoor bonsai are when kept properly: Chinese elm bonsai, Podocarpus bonsai and especially Ficus bonsai.
- Buy a bonsai best in a specialized bonsai center. In natura, many trees look different than in a picture.
- Buy a bonsai only online which are individually photographed. Otherwise you might get a bonsai tree that you do not like.
- Do not buy in the garden market. The staff there are nice but usually have no idea about the bonsai care.
- Online orders until 14 o'clock we will ship immediately. Mostly the bonsai arrives the next day.
- For 20 years we have sent tens of thousands of bonsai safely packaged and fast across Europe.
- Let yourself be advised by a specialist dealer before making a purchase. With the right tips bonsai care is easy.
- You have already bought a bonsai and are looking for help? Under bonsai tree species you will find care tips
- With the right bonsai the bonsai care is not difficult. For questions - contact us. As a specialized retailer, we are happy to advise you before a purchase and are also available thereafter.
Will the bonsai after purchase come to me safely ?
- Of course. We have already sent out tens of thousands of bonsai trees without damage. Your bonsai arrives safely packed and fast.
- It is rare that damage occurs during transport. Then we send replacement or refund the purchase price uncomplicated.
Which species are robust bonsai trees for beginners ?
- In case of hardy outdoor bonsai an apple tree bonsai is very robust.
- Indoor bonsai like the Chinese elms and the Ficus are easy to care for.
- Under Bonsai for beginners we have provided an overview of robust bonsai species.
- As a specialized dealer, we are happy to advise you before and of course after the purchase of a bonsai.
Do I get the bonsai tree I see in the picture when I buy it ?
- Yes. You get exactly the bonsai tree, which you see on the picture when buying. We sell all bonsai in the shop for 20 years individually photographed.
- If you buy a bonsai, it is immediately deleted from our bonsai online shop. You can only buy bonsai trees that are not yet sold.
- Sample photos as with various providers (sometimes on Amazon or Online garden markets etc.) makes no sense in our eyes. Bonsai are too different.
Should I buy an indoor bonsai or an outdoor bonsai ?
- Buy an outdoor bonsai tree. These species of bonsai are adapted to our climate and are easier to maintain after purchase.
What needs to be taken care of after buying a indoor bonsai ?
We have created many pages with care tips for you and would be happy if they are helpful.
General tips on topics such as hibernating bonsai or fertilisation can be found under Bonsai care.
If you are particularly interested in care tips for a specific tree species - you can find them under Bonsai tree species.
But also for the individual trees in the shop you will often find helpful links to exactly this tree species to the right of the description. So you can quickly find out about the needs of your bonsai before buying.
The history of bonsai (or of plants cultivated in pots) dates back to ancient Egypt 4000 years ago. At that time, plants in pots were hold mainly for practical reasons (mobility). The Greeks, Babylonians, Persians and Hindus adopted this technique and continued it.
About 1800 years ago, the Chinese were the first to cultivate trees in pots for aesthetic reasons.
They developed a very simple style known as Pun-sai. These early designs often had sparse foliage and a fancy shape reminiscent of dragons or other animals. Around this Pun-sai many myths and legends grew up. Today they achieve high prices.
The Japanese adopted many cultural characteristics of the Chinese, including the cultivation of trees in bonsai pots.
Japanese scrolls from the Kamakura period (1192-1333) suggest that the art of bonsai cultivation arrived in Japan around the 6th-7th century as Buddhism spread.
Once introduced, it quickly developed its own style. The art of bonsai design left the monasteries and was valued by the nobility as a symbol of prestige and honor. Ideals and beliefs changed drastically over the years. Already in the 14th century, a separate, Japanese style had formed.
In the middle of the 19th century, after more than 230 years of isolation from the world, Japan opened up. Soon, the knowledge of old-looking miniature trees in clay bonsai pots came through travelers to Europe. Exhibitions at the end of the 19th century in London, Vienna and especially in Paris (World's Fair 1900) presented bonsai trees to the world for the first time.
A bonsai industry quickly developed, developing new bonsai styles and new bonsai species. Various adjustments were made to certain countries and cultures.
Today a bonsai for the Japanese is a fusion of ancient beliefs with Far Eastern philosophy, the harmony between man, spirit and nature. The New year in Japan is only complete when a blossoming apricot bonsai or plum stands in the Tokonoma - a special niche of the Japanese house.
Bonsai plants are no longer a privilege of the upper classes. Employees and workers also enjoy them.