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Outdoor Bonsai Trees

The UK's Finest Collection of Outdoor Bonsai Trees

Bonsai growers often regard the outdoor plants as the 'real' bonsai. These are the trees and shrubs that will grow outside without special protection. Many bonsai enthusiasts grow only outdoor bonsai because they are much easier to care for and there is more scope for creativity.

As outdoor bonsai grow faster than indoor bonsai, you will see the results of reshaping, wiring and pruning much sooner. Outdoor bonsai also offer more scope for practising the hobby. Some enthusiasts make their own bonsai from garden and nursery plants, and some collect the raw material from the wild. You can also propagate your own plants from seed or cuttings or by layering.

Outdoor bonsai can be taken indoors from time to time. In fact, in countries such as China and Japan, it is traditional to use bonsai to decorate the home, but the trees are kept indoors for only short periods. After a day or two they are returned to their outdoor positions. The choice of outdoor bonsai is much wider than of indoor species.
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Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai Tree
Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai tree in a ceramic pot approximately 30-32cm tall. An interesting addition to your bonsai collection.
chinese juniper specimen tree
Show Ready Specimen Chinese Juniper Tree, Over 60 Years Old in Silver Fox semi cascade Tokoname pot. Please contact Herons before purchasing this tree for full details.
Chinese Juniper Itoigawa
Spectacular Itoigawa Chinese Juniper Tree, approximately 35-39cm tall and in a ceramic bonsai pot
Japanese Maple| 13 Tree Forest | COLLECTION ONLY
Lovely outdoor deciduous Acer Palmatum (Maple) Forest, approx 13 trees Displayed in an oval ceramic bonsai pot and approximately 60-76cm tall. COLLECTION ONLY
Lovely Korean Hornbeam approximately 40-45cm tall and displayed in an oval mica pot. These are gorgeous trees all year round. Beautiful deep Autumn colour
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' | Hinoki Cypress Starter Tree
Small Hinoki Cypress starter tree approximately 18-26cm tall and in a flower pot. Please note the size, shape and flower pot colour will vary.
Pinus thunbergii | Japanese Black Pine
Lovely Pinus thunbergii or Japanese Black Pine, approximately 38-42cm tall in a plastic bonsai pot.
white pine - specimen
Stunning White Pine Specimen Tree
Chinese Juniper 'Itoigawa' | COLLECTION ONLY
Lovely Large Itoigawa Chinese Juniper Tree, approximately 98-100cm tall.
Edible Fig
Lovely thick trunked Edible Fig Bonsai Tree, approximately 31-40cm tall and in a ceramic bonsai pot.
Larch Bunjin B  ?895
Larch Bunjin B ?895
Chinese Juniper | Itiogawa Bonsai
Lovely Chinese Juniper Itiogawa, between 40-44cm tall in a ceramic bonsai pot.
Large Azalea (white/pink flower)
Beautiful Azalea Bonsai in a ceramic pot approximately 80-82cm tall and has beautiful white and pink scented flowers.
Fuji Cherry Starter Tree
Fuji Cherry Pre-Bonsai Starter Tree. These trees are shaped as potential by Peter and all you need to do is to pot them up into suitable bonsai pots. Each tree will vary slightly in shape, size and trunk (approximately 30-50cm tall)
mountain maple forest a3
This is another of our very popular Mountain Maple forests. It is a dense looking group with many trees and planted in a nice ceramic oval pot.
Satsuki Azalea (two types of red) | COLLECTION ONLY
Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Tree, approximately 85-90cm Tall.
 Japanese Grey Bark Elm 'Zelkova Serrata' Bonsai Forest
Stunning and Large Zelkova Serrata ' Japanese Grey Bark Elm' approximately 110cm tall and 110cm wide and displayed in a ceramic pot. A real delight. COLLECTION ONLY
Punica granatum (Pomegranate) | Bonsai Tree
Pomegranate Bonsai Tree, approximately 33-36cm tall and planted in a ceramic pot.
Cryptomeria Japonica Vilmoriana - Starter Material
Cryptomeria Japonica Vilmoriana starter material. Approximately 26-31cm tall and in a flower pot.
Large Edible Fig with Impressive Trunk
This is a large edible fig bonsai tree with an amazing trunk. Stands approximately 58-62cm tall and is in a plastic bonsai pot.
Chinese Quince ‘Pseudocydonia sinensis’
This is a lovely flowering Chinese Quince, approximately 41-46cm tall. Planted in an oval ceramic bonsai pot.
dawn redwood forest - 9 trees | herons bonsai
Outdoor and Deciduous Dawn Redwood Group, Compiled from 9 Trees, planted in a Mica Bonsai Pot and approximately 55-70cm tall.
Wired Chinese Larch Bonsai Tree
Wired Larch bonsai tree, approximately 45-53cm tall in a plastic Bonsai pot. These are lovely outdoor deciduous trees.
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Satsuki Azalea | Koyo (Red/Pink) | COLLECTION ONLY
Satsuki Azalea 'Koyo' with Red and Pink flowers. In a plastic pot and approximately 75cm tall.