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Starter Bonsai Trees

We have the Finest Selection Of Starter Bonsai Trees for you if you wish to grow your bonsai from scratch - and some people do. Sowing from seed is one way of making bonsai from scratch but this can be a long tedious process. The other approach is to use young trees and shrubs which are already established, so you have a head start to begin with.  This is how we at Herons make most of our hardy bonsai and these "Starters" are the ideal material for your bonsai journey. Watch Peter's YouTube videos to see what can be achieved in just a few minutes with just some wire and pruninng.

Most of the varieties offered here are hardy and easy to grow. They are also very popular on our workshops. The conifers in particular are very easy to wire into recognisable bonsai shapes and are extremely hardy. They don't even need protection from the frosts.
The ones on special offer are very good value.
Our Products
Rhododendron Impeditum
Rhododendron Impeditum approximately 30-38cm tall and in a flower pot.
£29.00
Mountain Maple starter Trees
Mountain Maple starter tree. Please note that the heights, shape and trunk thickness will vary (approx 25-31cm)
£4.00
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' starter material tree approximately 29-34cm tall and in a flower pot. Please note the size, shape and flower pot colour will vary.
£39.00
Mountain Maple Starter Tree
Mountain Maple Starter Tree, anything up to a metre tall. Please note they will have various heights and trunk thickness.
£5.00
Cryptomeria Japonica 'Yokohama' - Starter Material
Cryptomeria Japonica Yokohama starter material. Approximately 28-39cm tall and in a flower pot. Please note that the size, shape and height will vary.
£19.00
Cedar of Lebanon Starter Tree
Cedar of Lebanon Starter Tree, approximately 36-46cm tall. Please note size, trunk thickness shape and appearance will vary.
£12.00
Exposed Root Chinese Elm & Mica Pot
Exposed Root Chinese Elm & Mica Pot, ready for you to plant. Please note that the size and shape will vary as each tree is unique (approx 35-45cm tall - root structure different for each tree)
£69.00
Mountain Maple Starter Trees | 7 Trees
7 x Mountain Maple Starter Trees, anything up to a metre tall. Please note they will have various heights and trunk thickness.
£29.00
Sageretia Starter Tree and Pot
This is a real treat for someone who wants a bonsai project. This starter tree comes with a pot and it is up to you what shape you want to create. This tree is semi-evergreen so in the winter the leave will yellow and drop.
£15.00
Mountain Maple Starter Trees | 11 Trees
11 x Mountain Maple Starter Trees, anything up to a metre tall. Please note they will have various heights and trunk thickness.
£49.00
Rhododendron Blue Diamond
Rhododendron Blue Diamond approximately 40-50cm tall and in a flower pot.
£29.00
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Draht'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Draht' also known as Hinoki Cypress starter material approximately 19-23cm tall and in a flower pot.
£7.00
Camellia Starter Tree
Camellia Bonsai Starter Tree Material, comes in a plastic pot. Please note that the trunk, shape, thickness and height will vary from tree to tree. Approximately 40-55cm.
£19.00
Field Maple Starter Tree Kit
Grown on the nursery, these Maples are ready for making into bonsai. Please note that they will vary in size, shape and height (anywhere from 25-65cm) this kit comes with a plastic oval pot
£39.00
Mountain Maples 19 Each
Mountain Maples 19 each. Please note that size, shape, height and trunk thickness will vary (approximately 30-50cm tall)
£19.00
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' | Hinoki Cypress Starter Tree
Small Hinoki Cypress starter tree approximately 18-25cm tall and in a flower pot. Please note the size & shape will vary.
£10.00
DIY Maple Forest Material | 7 Trees
Fancy making your own Maple Forest? You will receive 7 trees (approximately 30-80cm tall) Includes shallow oval pot. Trees will vary in height, trunk and shape.
£36.00
DIY Maple Forest Material | 9 Trees
Fancy making your own Maple Forest? You will receive 9 trees (approximately 30-80cm tall) Includes shallow oval pot. Trees will vary in height, trunk and shape.
£44.00
DIY Hinoki Cypress Bonsai
In this Do It Yourself Hinoki Bonsai kit you will receive a tree, pot and enough wire to shape your tree. Tree size will vary (approximately 8-10cm - tree size not included pot dimension)
£15.00
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' | Hinoki Cypress Starter Tree
In this Do It Yourself Hinoki Bonsai kit you will receive a tree, pot and enough wire to shape your tree (tree height approximately 10-14cm, not including pot dimension)
£25.00
DIY Chinese Juniper
In this DIY Chinese Juniper " Blaaws" Bonsai making kit you will receive a tree, plastic pot and wire to shape (approximate size from top of the soil to tree 40-46cm)
£35.00
DIY Berberis Bonsai
In this Do It Yourself Berberis Bonsai kit you will receive a tree, pot and enough wire to shape your tree. Tree size will vary (approximately 20-25cm - tree size not included pot dimension)
£16.00
Berberis Starter Tree
Berberis Starter Tree, approximately 30-35cm.
£12.00
Cedar of Lebanon Starter Tree & Ceramic Pot
Cedar of Lebanon Starter Tree, approximately 36-46cm tall and a ceramic (previously loved) bonsai pot. Please note size, trunk thickness shape and appearance will vary and pot style will vary depending on stock.
£17.00