African Baobab - Adansonia Digitata - Indigenous Tree / Bonsai - SeedsRegular price R16.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Adansonia digitata, the baobab, is the most widespread of the Adansonia species on the African continent, found in the hot, dry savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa.
USDA Zone - 10
Season to Sow - Spring
American Sweetgum - Tree / Bonsai Tree - Liquidambar styraciflua - 10 SeedsRegular price R31.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Liquidambar styraciflua, commonly called American sweetgum, sweetgum, sweet gum, sweet-gum is a deciduous tree in the genus Liquidambar native to warm temperate areas of eastern North America and tropical montane regions of Mexico and Central America. Sweet gum is one of the main valuable forest trees in the southeastern United States, and is a popular ornamental tree in temperate climates. It is recognizable by the combination of its five-pointed star-shaped leaves and its hard, spiked fruits. Liquidambar styraciflua is a medium-sized to large tree, growing anywhere from 10–15 m in cultivation and up to 46 m in the wild. It is also a popular choice for bonsai artists.
Bodhi Tree - Ficus Religiosa - Deciduous Tree - 20 SeedsRegular price R13.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
The Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) or Bo-Tree is a species of banyan fig native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, southwest China and Indochina.It is also known as "PEEPAL" in Hindi language. It is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 m. The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended tip; they are 10¿17 cm long and 8¿12 cm broad, with a 6¿10 cm petiole. The fruit is a small fig 1-1.5 cm diameter, green ripening purple. The Bodhi tree and the Sri Maha Bodhi propagated from it are famous specimens of Sacred Fig. This plant is considered sacred by the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, and hence the name 'Sacred Fig' was given to it. It makes a stunning bonsai specimen.
Cedar of Goa - Mexican White Cedar - Cupressus lusitanica - Exotic Tree / Bonsai - 5 SeedsRegular price R29.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Cupressus lusitanica is a species of cypress native to Mexico and Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras). It has also been introduced to Belize, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cupressus lusitanica is an evergreen conifer tree with a conic to ovoid-conic crown, growing to 40 m tall. The foliage grows in dense sprays, dark green to somewhat yellow-green in colour. The leaves are scale-like, 2–5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots. The seed cones are globose to oblong, 10–20 mm long, with four to 10 scales, green at first, maturing brown or grey-brown about 25 months after pollination. The cones may either open at maturity to release the seeds, or remain closed for several years, only opening after the parent tree is killed in a wildfire, allowing the seeds to colonise the bare ground exposed by the fire. The male cones are 3–4 mm long, and release pollen in February–March. In most of its natural environment rainfall occurs with more quantity in summer.
Chinese Elm / Lacebark Elm - Bonsai Tree - Ulmus Parvifolia - 5 SeedsRegular price R20.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Ulmus parvifolia, commonly known as the Chinese Elm or Lacebark Elm, is a species native to China, Japan, North Korea and Vietnam. A small to medium deciduous, semi-deciduous (rarely semi-evergreen) tree growing to 10-18 m (30-60 ft) tall with a slender trunk and crown. The leathery, lustrous green single-toothed leaves are small, 2-5 cm long by 1-3 cm broad. The apetalous wind-pollinated perfect flowers are produced in early autumn, small and inconspicuous. The trunk has a handsome, flaking bark of mottled greys with tans and reds, giving rise to its other common name, the Lacebark Elm, although scarring from major branch loss can lead to large canker-like wounds. The Chinese Elm is a tough landscape tree, hardy enough for use in harsh planting situations such as parking lots, in small planters along streets and in plazas or patios. Owing to its versatility and ability to tolerate a wide range of temperatures, light, and humidity conditions, Chinese Elm is a popular choice as a bonsai species. It is considered a good choice for beginners because of its high tolerance of pruning.
Chinese Firethorn - Pyracantha coccinea - Exotic Chinese Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R20.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Pyracantha is a genus of thorny evergreen large shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names firethorn or pyracantha. They are native to an area extending from Southeast Europe east to Southeast Asia, resemble and are related to Cotoneaster, but have serrated leaf margins and numerous thorns (Cotoneaster is thornless).The plants reach up to 6 m (20 ft) tall. The flowers are produced during late spring and early summer; the pomes develop from late summer, and mature in late autumn. Pyracanthas are valuable ornamental plants, grown in gardens for their decorative flowers and fruit, often very densely borne. Their dense thorny structure makes them particularly valued in situations where an impenetrable barrier is required. The aesthetic characteristics of pyracanthas, in conjunction with their home security qualities, makes them an alternative to artificial fences and walls. They are also good shrubs for a wildlife garden, providing dense cover for roosting and nesting birds, summer flowers for bees and an abundance of berries as a food source. Pyracantha berries are mildly poisonous as they contain Cyanogenic glycosides and can cause mild gastro-intestinal problems ; they are edible only when crushed and washed under running water. They have been made into jelly. Pyracantha make fantastic bonsai specimens.
Coast Redwood - Bonsai Tree - Sequoia Sempervirens - 10 SeedsRegular price R59.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Native to California the Costal Redwood is prized for its wood which is light weight, and resistance to decay. With fragrant scale like leaves this giant is an extremely quick grower. It is a long lived species with many specimens reportedly over 1000 years old. Probably the best of the sequoia species for bonsai.
Common / European Hornbeam - Bonsai - Carpinus betulus - 10 SeedsRegular price R40.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Carpinus Betulus or European Hornbeam is a small to medium-size tree reaching heights of 15-25 m, rarely 30 m, and often has a fluted and crooked trunk. The bark is smooth and greenish-grey, even in old trees. The buds, unlike those of the beech, are 10 mm long at the most, and pressed close to the twig. The leaves are alternate, 4-9 cm long, with prominent veins giving a distinctive corrugated texture, and a serrated margin. Shade-loving tree, which prefers moderate soil fertility and moisture. Buds from old wood easily. Seed requires a three step stratification. First, 90 days warm moist pre-treatment, followed by a process of soaking in warm water for 24 hours, and finally 60-90 days cold-moist stratification.
Common Boxwood Tree - Buxus sempervirens - Exotic Tree / Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R26.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Buxus sempervirens (common box, European box, or boxwood), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Buxus, native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia, from southern England south to northern Morocco, and east through the northern Mediterranean region to Turkey. Buxus sempervirens is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 1–9 m (3 ft 3 in–29 ft 6 in) tall, with a trunk up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in diameter (exceptionally to 10 m tall and 45 cm diameter). Arranged in opposite pairs along the stems, the leaves are green to yellow-green, oval, 1.5–3 cm long, and 0.5–1.3 cm broad. The hermaphrodite flowers are inconspicuous but highly scented, greenish-yellow, with no petals, and are insect pollinated; the fruit is a three-lobed capsule containing 3-6 seeds. A good specimen for bonsai.
Crape Myrtle Tree - Bonsai Tree - Lagerstroemia - 10 SeedsRegular price R25.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
This bright purple flowering tree has purple flowers. It is frost hardy, likes the full sun and grows well in most conditions.
Dawn Redwood - Bonsai Tree - Metasequoia glyptostroboides - 10 SeedsRegular price R20.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was unknown until about 60 years ago, when it was discovered in the form of fossils collected by paleobotanists. At the time, the tree was thought to have been extinct for perhaps a million years. One year later, Dawn Redwood was discovered alive and well in the remote village of Motao-chi in the Chinese province of Szechwan. A Boston arboretum sent a special expedition to the area. The seeds collected were shared with other botanical gardens around the world, and this deciduous conifer is now widely available. Mature trees in China are broadly conical and grow about 100 feet tall from thick buttressed roots. Presumably they will eventually attain a similar size in the U.S. and elsewhere--young plants grow 3 feet or more a year. On a large lawn, they can attract attention not only for their history but for their foliage. Soft, bright green needles, about 3/4 inch long, appear in early spring, then turn pinkish brown before falling in the autumn. Brown cones 3/4 inch long ripen each year.
Dwarf Mugo Pine Exotic Bonsai Tree - Pinus mugo - 5 SeedsRegular price R22.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Native to the mountains of central and southern Europe from Spain to the Balkan peninsula. It is a variable species that is most often seen as a bushy, multi-stemmed shrub or broad-rounded small tree between 5-7m tall. Mature plants typically exhibit a dense habit, usually growing wider than tall. They can be pruned annually in late winter to retain their compact size. Unpruned plants may outgrow designated planting spaces as they mature and overcrowd neighbouring plants. It is a slow growing and can take 50 years to reach it's maximum height and spread. Grows well in moist, well-drained loams in full sun and also in sandy soils, but less well in clay. Avoid poorly-drained wet soils. Plants prefer cool summer climates. Plants are generally tolerant of air pollution found in urban conditions. Makes an interesting bonsai specimen.
Dwarf Pomegranate - Punica granatum ssp. nana - Bonsai / Tree / Fruit - 5 SeedsRegular price R32.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Originally from the Mediterranean and Asia, the Dwarf Pomegranate is a popular choice for growing Bonsai. Pomegranates have opposite leaves and grow oval shaped flowers, later on followed with yellow/red fruits. The trunk twists, making it an attractive tree to grow.
Dwarf Weeping Bottle Brush - Bonsai Tree - Callistemon Viminalis - 10 SeedsRegular price R16.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Callistemon viminalis is a large shrub or small tree to 20 feet with a weeping habit and light green, lanceolate leaves. This seed is of the dwarfed Littlejohn form which comes true to form from seed. Flowers are borne in profusion through summer and autumn and are bright red. Flower spikes can be as long as 6 cm. With its long flowering period, large bright red flowers and handsome weeping habit, this species is worthy of a place in almost all gardens. It prefers a light prune after flowering but will respond to heavy pruning if necessary. Like most Callistemons, it is are adaptable to a wide range of soils and climate and may be pruned severely if necessary. Many Callistemons can tolerate less than perfect drainage but usually perform best in gardens with reasonable drainage and regular availability of water and responds to well to annual fertilising after flowering and are not as sensitive as some other Australian plants to phosphorus. Propagation is easy from seed. Viminalis is less frost tolerant than some other bottlebrush species (-4*C/20*F).
Flowering Japanese Quince - Chaenomeles Japonica - Exotic Japanese Bonsai Tree - Edible Fruit - 5 SeedsRegular price R29.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Chaenomeles japonica is a species of Japanese Quince. It is a thorny deciduous shrub that is commonly cultivated. It is shorter than another commonly cultivated species C. speciosa, growing to only about 1 m in height. The fruit is called Kusa-boke in Japanese. It is best known for its colourful spring flowers of red, white, pink or multi. It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow colour containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible but hard. Chaenomeles japonica is also popularly grown in bonsai.
Indian Banyan Fig - Ficus benghalensis- Deciduous Tree / Bonsai - 20 SeedsRegular price R13.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Ficus benghalensis, commonly known as the banyan, banyan fig and Indian banyan, is a tree native to the Indian Subcontinent. Specimens in India are among the largest trees in the world by canopy coverage. It also known as the "strangler fig" because it starts out as epiphyte, that is, leaning on another tree that it ends up suffocating. Ficus benghalensis is an evergreen , fast-growing tree found mainly in monsoon and rainforests, that can reach a height of 20 meters. It is resistant to drought and mild frost. It produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots on the branches that grow downward like lianas. Once these roots reach the ground, they take root and become woody trunks and supportive. Ficus benghalensis is the national tree of India. Apart from making a spectacular garden tree they also make interesting bonsai specimens.
Japanese Alder - Alnus Japonica - Exotic Japanese Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R15.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Alnus japonica is a deciduous Tree growing to 22 m (72ft 2in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from Feb to March. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. A good bonsai specimen.
Japanese Black Pine - Pinus thunbergii - Exotic Japanese Bonsai Tree - SeedsRegular price R22.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Japanese Black Pine can reach the height of 40 m, but rarely achieves this size outside its natural range. The needles are in fascicles of two with a white sheath at the base, 7-12 cm long; female cones are 4-7 cm in length, scaled, with small points on the tips of the scales, taking two years to mature. Male cones are 1-2 cm long borne in clumps of 12-20 on the tips of the spring growth. Bark is grey on young trees and small branches, changing to black and plated on larger branches and the trunk; becoming quite thick on older trunks. Because of its resistance to pollution and salt, it is a popular horticultural tree. In Japan it is widely used as a garden tree both trained as Niwaki and untrained growing as an overstory tree. The trunks and branches are trained from a young age to be elegant and interesting to view. It is one of the classic bonsai subjects.
Japanese Larch - Larix kaempferi - Blue Rabbit Larch - Exotic Tree / Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R18.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Though native to Japan, Larix Kaempferi is also widely planted in other parts of the world as a forestry tree due to its strength and vigour. Its growth as a juvenile tree is even faster than the European Larch though its ultimate height is no greater. Unlike the drooping branches of the European Larch, the branches of Larix kaempferi spread more or less horizontally. The main way to differentiate between the two species is the colour of the new twigs in winter; Larix kaempferi has a reddish colour whilst Larix decidua is yellow. The Japanese Larches make a great bonsai!
Japanese Red Cedar - Cryptomeria Japonica - Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R17.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Japanese cedar is a tall, cone shaped evergreen with bluish green foliage and a massive trunk with thick reddish brown bark that shreds and peels in long strips. This is a fast growing tree that, in its native habitat, can get more than 180 feet tall with a trunk diameter exceeding 12 feet. Ornamental specimens are rarely more than 60 feet tall. The branches are arranged in horizontal tiers, ascending at first, then drooping near their ends. The flattened, wedge-shaped leaves are about 1/2 inch long and point forward, while their bases clasp the twigs. The leaves are overlapping and crowded in 5 ranks that spiral around and completely cloak the twigs. Male and female cones, 1 inch or less in length, are on the same tree. Two varieties are recognized: var. japonica has a dense habit and thick, spreading branches; var. sinensis has a looser habit and slender, drooping branches. A fantastic bonsai specimen.
Lebanese Cedar - Cedrus libani ssp libani - Exotic Tree / Bonsai Tree - 5 SeedsRegular price R65.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Cedrus libani is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 40 m (130 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in diameter. The crown is conic when young, becoming broadly tabular with age with fairly level branches. A good specimen for bonsai.
Rockspray CotonEaster - Bonsai Tree - Cotoneaster Horizontalis - 5 SeedsRegular price R25.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Popular & Fast-Growing Cotoneaster (pronounced ko-toe-nee-AS-ter) is an excellent plant for novice bonsai enthusiasts: they are tough, easy too grow, not too thirsty, tolerant of all sorts of light conditions and most soils. Small, pink flowers in the spring and bright red berries in the fall add interest year round. Native to Western China and hardy to zone 5. Give it a try!
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