Seeds for Bonsai Plants


Important Note: Most of the seeds on this page will benefit greatly from using the CAPE Smoke Seed Germination Primer that we use in our own greenhouses. We find we receive significantly better germination results when we use this primer on these types of seeds.


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Bonsai are beautiful and graceful plants that reflect the patience and care of their owners. Many good books have been written on the care and culture of bonsai and most are available at your local library free of charge.



B1717 Amur Maple ( Acer ginnala )
A fast growing small and dainty gray-barked tree with white flowers and brilliant fall colors. When grown as a bonsai, its trunk can contorted into many different forms.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
1A060 Baobab; Lemonade Tree; Monkeybread Tree ( Adonis digitata )
Only the most serious of tree collectors have these unusual trees. The huge trunk of this tree can reach 30' in diameter. Has large 6" hibiscus like flowers and foot long fruits filled with refreshing lemon flavored pulp. The leaves can be eaten like spinach. The trunks store considerable water, as much as 1,000 gallons have been tapped from one. However, if you do not have a half acre to plant one on, they make great bonsai.
  Package of 2 seeds $3.50
Z2818 Tree of Heaven ( Ailanthus altissima )
Grown in Europe as a street tree, this specimen also makes a good bonsai. Has pinnate leaves and small panicles of tiny greenish flowers. Very elegant.
 200mg package ( about 10 seeds ) $1.95
B1747 River Birch ( Betula nigra )
A graceful pyramidal tree with striking blackish curling bark. Its twisting shape lends well to bonsai.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.95
3451 African Wisteria Tree ( Bolusanthus speciousus )
A slow growing tree to 20 ft. outside in warm climates, but also makes an excellent bonsai plant as well. Grey trunk, alternate pinnate leaves and violet flowers in racemes.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
B1708 Incense Cedar ( Calocedrus )
A small pyramidal shaped cedar that is prized for its very fragrant leaves and wood. Easy to start from seeds. A very beautiful bonsai specimen.
  Package of 5 seeds $1.95
B1719 European Hornbeam ( Carpinus betulus )
A hardy tree resembling a beech that is prized for its very tough nature. It is not commonly used as bonsai, but we believe it will soon become a staple in this field. A very handsome tree.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
3329 River She Oak ( Casuarina equistifolia )
Casuarina is widely used as a bonsai subject, particularly in South-east Asia and parts of the Caribbean. Indonesian specimens and those cultivated in Taiwan are regarded among the best in the bonsai world. Among the islands of Hawaii, Casuarina are also grown for erosion prevention, and in general as wind breaking elements.
Cannot ship to Florida.
 75mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
D7866 Cedar of Lebanon ( Cedrus libani )
A mature cedar of Lebanon is a stately and picturesque evergreen conifer. It has a massive (sometimes forked) trunk, very wide-spreading horizontal branches (the lower ones often kissing the ground), and a crown of flat tiers, like table tops. This magnificent tree can be raised in bonsai form very easily
The Lebanon Cedar is the national emblem of Lebanon, and it is seen on the Lebanese flag. It is also the main symbol of the Cedar Revolution, along with many political parties in Lebanon such as the Kataeb, the National Liberal Party and the Lebanese Forces.[22] As a result of long exploitation, very few old trees remain in Lebanon, but there is now an active program to conserve and regenerate the forests. The forest of the Cedars of God in Bsharri and the Barouk forest are national reserves in Lebanon.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
RLP070 Black She Oak Allocasuarina littoralis
This is a beautiful Australian tree that looks more like a pine than an oak. They get great green pine like foliage and small red flowers amongst the foliage.
A great bonsai specimen.
These beautiful plants grow best in full sun to part shade and they are hardy to zone 8.
Evergreen small to medium tree, with ascending branches. Found native on dry ridges and hillsides of the Blue Mountains and along the east coast of Australia. Fine bright green cladodes (leaves) and fine branchlets on ascending branches.
Female flowers reddish to crimson, male flowers dark brown held on spikes.
Dark black fissured bark on the trunk. Tolerant of a wide range of climatic conditions and soil types from sandy to heavy clay and moderate soil salt tolerance Performs best on well drained sites.
 150mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.95
RLP073 White Kunzea Kunzea ambigua
Kunzea ambigua, commonly known as the White Kunzea is famous for it's essential oil, but it also makes a wonderful bonsai plant as well.
 150mg pack ( hundreds of tiny seeds ) $2.95
B1759 Carob Tree ( Ceratonia )
A beautiful small tree from the Mediterranean coasts. Has heavy, dark pinnate leaves and small red fruits. A very sturdy evergreen that is easily grown from seeds.
  Package of 5 seeds $1.95
3245 Cudrania Tree Cudrania tricuspidata
This Cudrania grows three inch oval leaves which were once used in the feeding of silkworms for the production of silk. Although it is a spiny tree to 20' it is sometimes kept cut back to make a handsome hedge. One of its outstanding features is that it makes a desirable bonsai. It produces edible 1" globose fruits that are bright orange - red. Hardy to zone 5.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
B1749 Monterey Cypress ( Cupressus macrocarpa )
Bruised foliage has citronella-like smell. The conifer shape and small needle like leaves make this a natural bonsai choice.
  Package of 15 seeds $1.95
B1702 Sacred Japanese Cedar ( Cryptomeria japonica )
A very popular bonsai plant with pyramidal form. Outside, it is an elegant evergreen tree growing to 150'. The bark is reddish-brown and peels in strips.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.00
TRM038 Jackalberry Diospyros natalensis
Grows to be a 6m shrub/small tree, pale grey smooth bark, glossy leaves borne horizontally. Small white flower in heads Winter-Spring. Yellowish-orange acorn-like fruit eaten by birds, good container & bonsai plant. Sow Spring. Zone 9.
 5 seeds $2.95
B1728 Russian Olive ( Elaeagnus angustifolia )
Although its fruits are used in drinks and to make preserves, it is more sought after for its white shoots and silver undersides of leaves. Trains well.
  Package of 5 seeds $1.95
D4509 Weeping Ficus ( Ficus benjamin )
One of the most recognizable house plants grown today. Very economical and easy to grow from seed and easy to care for. A fast growing plant that can become a centerpiece.
  Package of 12 seeds $1.95
TRM096 Small Leaf Fig Ficus obliqua
The small-leafed fig occurs naturally in Queensland and northern New South Wales, where it is a large spreading tree to some 25 metres in height and width. In cultivation it does not normally exceed 15 metres. This species has elliptical leaves in a glossy mid-green to some 6 cm, small for a fig and giving it its common name. The fruits are smallish in a bright yellow carried prominently on short stems.
With its glossy small leaves, attractive fruit and a trunk that develops a knotted, gnarled form, it males an excellent bonsai subject or potted indoor plant..
As with all figs it is a great bonsai beginners subject.
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3399 Cluster Fig Tree Ficus racemosa
An evergreen tropical fig that can be grown as a bonsai.
This Ficus species can easy be recognized by the myriad of fruits that are hanging from its branches almost the whole year round.
 25mg pack ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95
D4513 Peepful Fig Ficus religiosa
A beautiful house plant that will produce edible figs, however they are mostly limited to making preserves. Lovely green foliage on a twisting, spiraling stalk. Fast growing.
  6mg package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
TRM021 Willow Leaf Fig Ficus salicifolia
A charming little plant sutiable for many sizes of terrarium. Willow-like leaves droop from the small branches resembling a miniature willow tree. Easy to keep trimmed and is often used for bonsai due it it's unique characteristics.
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TRM022 Large Leaf Rock FigFicus abutilifolia
Outside, thsiis a small to medium-sized, deciduous to semi-deciduous tree up to 15 m high, though it seldom exceeds 5 m. The bark is whitish to yellowish white and smooth, powdery or somewhat flaking, and it is this conspicuous bark that is immediately apparent. The trunk is usually twisted or contorted, the branchlets stout and glabrous (lacking hairs) and marked with leaf and stipular scars.
Another ficus that lends itself well to bonsai.
 10 tiny seeds $2.95
TRM023 Rusty Fig Ficus Destruens
A tree to some 30 metres in height and width, it is distinguished by the reddish-brown colouring of the small twigs and foliage. Leaves are narrowly elliptic to lanceolate and from 9 to 18 cm long and 2 to 6 cm wide.
The paired fruits are from 1 to 1.75 cm in diameter ripening to a reddish-orange. Fruit is edible although something of an acquired taste. It was a traditional bush food or bushtucker.
As with many tropical fig species the rusty fig can take low light situations and is adaptable as a fast-growing indoor plant in a high-light position. In an outdoor situation it is best for a tropical or sub-tropical location with plenty of space, water and humussy soil. It can soon outgrow a pot or tub and requires regular pruning to maintain size and form. It is a useful bonsai subject.
 20 tiny seeds $2.95
TRM024 Creeping Fig Ficus pumila
This plant is native to China, Vietnam, and Japan. It is a self-climbing root-clinging, evergreen perennial vine. It clings by aerial roots along the stem and has solid green leaves that are small, bright green and heart-shaped, small when young; increasing in size to 5 to 10 cm long when mature. It produces a droopy fig-like fruit, plum-sized and inedible.
It will cling to surfaces allowing you to hide an unsightly wall or to just soften the architecture and can grow up to 18 feet on a vertical wall.
Creeping Fig will grow in moderate shade or morning sun and works well as an indoor potted plant, as long as it has a sunny spot to sit in, although it is slower growing in the shade. It is frost hardy to about 15 degrees.
The vine can be pruned to create shapes or patterns by simply cutting the stems. Pruning may also be necessary if tips/stems stray away from the surface they are climbing. Should a stem pull away from a tree or wall, the ends become progressively more woody.
With its tolerance of pruning this species makes a useful bonsai subject and is particularly suitable for a cascading style.
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TRM087 Sycamore Fig Ficus sycamorus
A nice bonsai specimen from the ficus species, makes a wonderful plant over time.
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TRM025 Cluster Fig Ficus sur
A popular bonsai species, this hardy evergreen has glossy light green foliage which contrasts with the bronze to red new foliage for which it is named. Like most Ficus spp, the smooth, grey bark is also an attraction.
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TRM027 Small Leaf Fig Ficus obliqua
The small-leafed fig occurs naturally in Queensland and northern New South Wales, where it is a large spreading tree to some 25 metres in height and width. In cultivation it does not normally exceed 15 metres. This species has elliptical leaves in a glossy mid-green to some 6 cm, small for a fig and giving it its common name. The fruits are smallish in a bright yellow carried prominently on short stems.
With its glossy small leaves, attractive fruit and a trunk that develops a knotted, gnarled form, it males an excellent bonsai subject or potted indoor plant..
As with all figs it is a great bonsai beginners subject.
 15 tiny seeds $2.95
TRM029 Bubu Fig Ficus Bubu
A rarely send fig tree that that should be used as bonsai subjects as they tend to have very nice detail and can handle drought. Look is similar to small leaf fig, but the bark and stems are much more detailed.
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TRM030 Nambia Willow Leaf Fig Ficus cordata
This fig seed comes from Namibia, the leaves are long oval shaped, hence the name “Nambia Willow leaved fig”.
These figs are drought tolerant and their fruit is a source of food for insects, birds and mammals and they are great for bonsai as well.
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TRM031 Rock Splitter Fig Ficus tettensis
This fig comes from a relatively small area of Zimbabwe and South Africa. It grows on rocky outcrops and the sides of cliffs. The overall height and spread of the tree will depend upon where it is growing and the available mositure. The leaves are large and covered with a soft downy felt, which helps to cut down on the loss of moisture as it grows in quite arid areas.
The figs are small and whilst edible, they are not recommended as the taste is quite poor.
This plant will make an ideal pot plant or better still an unusual indoor bonsai tree. All figs respond well to training as in the wild they adapt to fit whatever condition they are growing in.
This will make an interesting houesplant or conservatory specimen, it could also be trained as an indoor bonsai.
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D2977 Ginko Biloba ( Maidenhair Fern )
A unique tree with a leaf shape unlike any other. Its nuts are regarded as a delicacy in the Orient. In fall the leaves turn a golden yellow. A favorite bonsai specimen.
  Package of 3 seeds $1.95
For more info on the Ginko, please visit the Ginko Page
TRM032 Jatropha mahafalensis
The only naturally occurring Jatropha from Madagascar, Jatropha mahafalensis is a small tree with deeply lobed leaves. These plants are dioecious with yellow-red flowers. A wonderful bonsai plant
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B1705 Pyramid Chinese Juniper ( Juniperus chinensis )
A graceful garden tree also known as Pyramid Cedar, this specimen is fast becoming an accepted specimen of Bonsai culture. Has needle like leaves and twisted trunk with slightly scaly bark.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
B1735 Siberian Crabapple ( Malus baccata )
This tree is grown for both its fruit and its ornamental value. One of the few fruit varieties adapted for bonsai use. Fruits are red or yellow and about 1 cm in size. Also called Flowering Crabapple. Very hardy and easy to grow.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
D2228 Common Olive ( Olea europaea )
An excellent bonsai specimen from our bible seed selections.
The olive branch is mentioned several times in the Bible ( Ps. 52:8 }, ( Zech. 4:3 ), ( Deut. 33:24 ), ( Job 29:6 ) and ( Job15:33 } A most useful tree that can be grown in any temperate climate. It also can be grown in containers. The tree itself is attractive and usually becomes gnarled with age. It bears the olive of commerce that reach up to 1½" in dia. and are filled with oil. The flowers are tiny and yellow, the foliage a light grey-green.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
B1727 Black Hills Spruce ( Picea glauca )
This exquisite spruce is raised primarily as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens, however in should be in every lawn as well. There is probably not a more beautiful tree to be found. It is raised for Christmas trees and probably makes the best ones. It is now becoming the choice of bonsai growers as well.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
B1780 Texas Ebony Tree ( Pithecellobium )
A very popular ornamental bonsai plant with small spines and dense yellow, fragrant flowers when in bloom.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
B1706 Monkey Pod Rain Tree ( Samanea saman )
Few people realize that this magnificent Rain Forest tree can be raised inside in containers. Its name comes from the fact that when it rains, the fern like foliage closes up to let the rain pass through. Bears beautiful glowing pink flowers followed by attractive green and black pods that contain a sweet pulp that is eaten by monkeys in its jungle habitat. Very easy to raise from seeds. Amazingly, this also makes a wonderful Bonsai plant
  Package of 5 seeds $3.00
B1785 Giant California Redwood ( Sequoiadendron giganteum )
The world's largest living thing can actually be made into a bonsai! A giant tree capable of reaching over 250 ft. tall ( the famous General Sherman tree in California is 272 ft. tall with a 79 ft. measurement around the trunk ). An evergreen conifer that is fast growing and requires constant finger pruning.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRM035 Tylecodon wallichii
Due to it's natural growth habit, Tylecodon wallichii has been used as a natural bonsai. This South African succulent is much branched and grows to 1.5m high, but can be kept in a pot. Yellow flowers. Rough stem.
So even if you get frost, you'd be able to keep them if you remove them in house during winter.
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FA48 Blue Wisteria Vine Wisteria sinensis
Extremely popular vining plant that that eventually develops a thick trunk to 8'. Mature height is 25' or more. It produces masses of violet blue flowers appearing before the leaves. The racemes of flowers hang to 1 1/2' or more providing colorful display. The pinnate leaves are divided into 13 leaflets. Deciduous. Hardy to zone 5 and easily grown.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95

A FEW BONSAI RELATED PAGES ON THE NET

  • Bonsai Clubs International BCI is the foremost non-profit global organization of individuals and clubs, which are dedicated to the education of people in bonsai.
  • The Gainesville, FL, Bonsai Society
  • The home page for Bonsai Societies of Florida
  • Bonsai Forum