Juniper Type:

The Juniper is probably one of the most iconic and popular tree types used in Bonsai Art. Junipers are great as outdoor trees and are very hardy trees. Making them the top recommendation for someone starting their Bonsai journey. This is the perfect tree for the beginner Bonsai Artist. 

Here is why Juniper is the way to start. The Juniper in the video is from our Young Collection (Size 1)

Juniper Procumbens Nana - Japanese Dwarf Juniper

The most common of the Junipers used for Bonsai is because of their hardiness and vigorous growth. Naturally, the Procumbens Nana is a ground sprawling variety and requires staking and wiring to force it to grow upright. 

Juniper Shimpaku - Juniperus Chinesis Shimapku

The Shimpaku is prized for its gentle foliage and upright growth habit, most Specimen Juniper Bonsai seen in shows or exhibitions are the Shimpaku cultivar. 

Juniper San Jose - Juniperus Chinesis San Jose

Another prized cultivar of Juniper for Bonsai is the San Jose. Similar to the Procumbens Nana, however, its growth habit is more upright, making it easier to style and develop as a Bonsai. 


Watering the juniper is easy as this Bonsai prefers drying out before its next watering. Although during the summer months a humidity tray or weekly misting can help the growth. Junipers under 10 should be re-potted every 2-3 years. Older Junipers can be re-potted every 3-5 years. When repotting as with most Bonsai, trimming back the roots is recommended. 

Making it easier for you to start your Bonsai journey, we've bundled up everything a budding Bonsai artist would need to get started in one kit. The Juniper Bundle is a great gift that can bring years and years of joy. 


These are not seeds - But Actual 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 46 reviews
Jeremy Forgrave (Fredericton, CA)
Great Care put into this!

With shipping on the beginning of the week to insure safe travels for your bonsai and the level of care the Bonsai team puts into insuring you relieve a healthy tree is impeccable. With a little blowing assumingly from lack of water and sunlight for a couple days my tree quickly recovered in a couple days. I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase!

Paul Rabjohn (Toronto, CA)
Great little starter tree!

Great customer service, very healthy tree and very helpful to those like me who lack any semblance of gardening or bonsai experience! Would definitely recommend!

Ivan Bensley (Richmond Hill, CA)
Great Juniper Bonsai

Perfect shape and size


Very good service and it is a beautiful tree, 100% recommended

Randy Webber (Red Deer, CA)

Great plants! Nice came in great condition.

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