Native to South America, the Bougainvillea is highly desired as a Bonsai for its vigorous growth and tolerance of pruning, wiring and shaping. Bougainvilleas are known for their blooms with gorgeous trumpet-shaped flowers which grow in clusters of three. They are fast-growing and tolerate pruning very well—the flowers of the Bougainvillea range in colour from yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. 

Young Bougainvilleas offered are just getting to the age of bloom and we cannot guarantee what colour the flowers on our Young pre-bonsai will be. 

Being sensitive plants, Bougainvilleas will lose flowers during the shipping process, but when kept in warm temps with lots of humidity, they will bloom year-round. 


  • It loves the full sun and high temperatures for producing flowers. In the winter, the Bougainvillea should not be exposed to temperatures below 10°C. 
  • Watering: This Bonsai should be watered whenever the soil gets dry. Avoid constant soil wetness to prevent root rot. 
  • Training: wiring is best recommended on younger shoots and twigs. Older branches should not be wired as they are very stiff and can snap easily. 
  • Pruning: Pruning is best recommended to be done in the Fall or Winter, after flowering.
  • Re-potting: re-pot once every 2-3 years and older ones once every 3-5 years.


YOUNG: 8”-16” tall in a 5”/6” grower pot. 

MATURE SHOHIN: 8"-12" tall in a 6" ceramic bonsai pot.

MATURE: 14”-18” tall in a 8” ceramic bonsai pot.


These are not seeds - But an Actual Living Bonsai Tree.

Please see our Choosing a Bonsai page for the age and dimensions regarding the different stages of our Bonsai (Baby, Young, & Mature).

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Myriam (Dartmouth, CA)
Love at first sight!

Purchasing a bougainvillea bonsai from has been a pleasure from beginning to end (for now!) The plnat arrived smartly packaged, and the thrill of unveiling was an experience in itself. The plant is very healthy and a good size and already has a few flower bracts. It is adjusting well and I'm starting to look at it to see what shape it is offering as a bonsai. As I understand, it is good to let it fill out still more, i.e. allowing some branches to thinken more, so this is what I plan to do. Thank you for this service BonsaiStore!


I received my young Bougainvillea yesterday and it’s beautiful! The packaging was impeccable I was so impressed…and the trees appreciated it! It must’ve gotten thrown around during the shipping process and my tree was perfectly fine. The earth was still moist and the tree was in great shape, it didn’t even lose any flowers!
Very impressed, would recommend AND use again.

Gaëlle (Sept-Iles, CA)

I’m so happy. My little guy doing well. Can’t wait for see what colours he is. ♥️

Patrice Boulianne (Montreal, CA)
Cinq étoiles

Je suis très satisfait de mon achat,très belle plante !

Jonathan Godbout (Saint-Basile-le-Grand, CA)
Love my Bonsai!

I gifted it to my wife and she loves it. It's beautiful! Fast shipping and well packaged. Overall a very nice and smooth experience :)

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