Bonsai

Reminiscent is proud to introduce our Bonsai collection.  We offer everything right here that you need from starter plants, pots, supplies, and ready to go Bonsai plants. Our ever changing assortment of specimens means we always have the right Bonsai for you. Below is just a small sampling of Bonsai we have to offer.  Please stop in or call for our current availability and pricing.

Autumn Moon Maple

New growth unfurls yellow to burnt orange, with underlying tones ranging from orange, salmon and chartreuse for the remainder of the season. Exceptional fall foliage displays varying shades of gold to red. A must for the Japanese Maple collector. Deciduous.

Azalea

Satsuki Azalea bonsai have been grown in Japan for centuries and are widely considered the premiere variety for this use. They bloom later in the spring than other types, producing generous quantities of bright pink blossoms. Satsuki Azaleas are easily styled and deliver an attractive presentation year round. Blooms May - June. Always protect blooms from freezing. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection

Bahama Berry

The Bahama Berry is native to the island of Inagua in the Bahamas. This tree has a very small shiny green leaf with close internodes. Bahama Berry likes it hot and, if grown indoors, will appreciate warm feet during winter (try a grow light.) The nature of the tree is to grow as a rangy shrub. The white fragrant flowers are tiny and form in clusters. Berries that follow are reddish orange. The leaves are also fragrant – herb-like. These trees can be trained in the shohin (small) and mame (miniature) style.

Blue Rock Chamaecyparis

Blue rock has interesting foliage that shows off a grayish blue green in summer changing to purple glow in winter.  TIny, leaf-like needles are tightly held on new growth, exposing the colorful leaf undersides and displaying erect round shoots.

Brazillian Rain Tree
Brazilian Rain Trees are interesting and beautiful trees. Excellent indoors. The leaves fold up at night ( don’t panic!) They also tend to shed leaves once a year or so. The flowers are creamy puffs, similar to Mimosa flowers. Very delicate looking. But the tree is strong and easy to grow. The bark exfoliates with age ( another interesting characteristic) and the trunk will aslo change shape, undulating with age. Overall a great choice for beginners and for indoors.

Cotoneaster Streib's Findling

The 'streibs findling' is a vigorous evergreen tree with abundant decorative red fruits in fall. This tree matures at a lower height and has smaller leaves than other species. Its semi-glossy foliage is accompanied with tiny white flowers in late spring. The branches fill with red berries during fall and foliage takes on a purplish tint by winter. Keep outdoors.

Chinese Elm

Chinese elms can be adapted to many levels of hardiness and conditions. In general they are deciduous or semi deciduous trees. So even when grown indoors they will shed leaves on occasion. When you acquire a Chinese elm find out where it has been previously so you can provide the right conditions. This one is from sub tropical China. It should NOT be subjected to freezing temps. Lots of sun, air and inside for the winter, or full time inside is acceptable.

Cryptomeria Tansu

This Japanese Cedar is an evergreen conifer with fine curved needles that are green in summer and take on striking bronze or purplish tones in winter. Tansu is among the smallest of the cryptomeria. It grows very slowly into a wide pyramid of dainty green needles. Keep outdoors and protect from desicating winter winds.

Cryptomeria Tenzan

This tiny cultivar has an extremely dense habit with foliage that is green in the summer and red bronze in the winter.

Dwarf Flowering Plum

The Dwarf Plum, also called the Natal Plum, is a dense, closely branched spiny evergreen tree which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia and Asia. The simple, beautiful flowers are produced throughout most of the year with a five-lobed white corolla and are borne either solitary or in clusters. The flowers have a fragrance reminiscent of Gardenia. This makes them popular for bonsai. The fruit is a plum-shaped berry, red to dark purple-black, and contains flat brown seeds. The fruit of the Natal Plums are edible and taste like a giant cranberry, though some also taste overtones of strawberry or apple-like flavor, and they are rich in Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. 

Dawn Redwood

The Dawn Redwood is a true Redwood. After the tree's rediscovery in 1940s, the seeds were introduced in the U.S. where the dawn redwood has become a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens worldwide. The leaves are opposite and bright fresh green, turning a foxy red-brown in fall. The foliage is more lacey than our native Redwood but what is very different about the Dawn Redwood is that it is deciduous. The pollen cones are small and produced on long spikes in early spring. The cones are globose to ovoid, arranged in opposite pairs in four rows, each pair at right angles to the adjacent pair.

Dwarf Jade

The Dwarf Jade is a small-leaved succulent found in South Africa. It is a soft-wooded, semi-evergreen upright shrub or small tree. Similar in appearance to the Jade Plant (Crassula argentea), but has smaller and rounder pads and more compact growth. It is much hardier, faster growing, more loosely branched, and has more limber tapering branches than Crassula. The fleshy trunk, branches, and leaves are used to store water. An excellent bonsai tree for the home or office.

Dwarf Luseanne Arboricola

It is also known as umbrella plant because of the shape of its leaves. An excelent bonsai for indoors in low light areas. Needs average water, Keep moist. Great plant for the banyan style bonsai.

Dwarf Pyracantha

Also known as the Firehorn the Pyracantha is an evergreen that is cherished for its spectacular fall and winter display of scarlet fruits. Birds, like the plump , colorful berries that begin to ripen in the fall, their color mellowing from green to shades of red, orange, or yellow. The brilliant berry - laden branches hold up extremely well as cut arrangements and add interest and color to wreaths. Clusters of small dreamy fragrant white flowers appear in the spring, and are borne close together creating the appearance of neatly solid surface of flowers.

Ficus Microcarpa

 The ficus bonsai is one of the most popular bonsai trees and makes an excellent first tree for the beginner. Most ficus bonsai trees grow quickly and possess a large tolerance for most lighting and soil conditions, rendering them great indoor trees. What is more, ficus bonsai are extremely lenient for those who are new to watering bonsai trees.

Flowering Chinese Fringe

Native to the tropical areas of Asia, this unique evergreen has small burgundy colored leaves that turn green as they mature. It is a popular ornamental plant, grown for its prolific clusters of flowers and deeply colored foliage that may contain various green, copper, purple and red tones. The Chinese Fringe, which is a relative of the Witch Hazel, produces its flower clusters in the spring. It likes direct or indirect light and is cold hardy in temperatures just above freezing. The exfoliating bark on mature trees is most attractive with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on growing conditions. They are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers.

Flowering Sweet Plum

A tropical evergreen tree Native to China. Has very small (less than 3/4") green leaves which are lightly veined and almost bronze when they emerge. The Sageritia sheds its bark and the trunk becomes multi-colored. Small pink-white flowers in spring give way to small black fruits during the summer and into autumn. A very popular bonsai for indoors.

Gardenia Radicans

The Gardenia is one of the most popular plants for bonsai due to its beautiful appearance and wonderful fragrance. Gardenia is an evergreen shrub with flowers that are either solitary or form in small clusters. It is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family that is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.

Gemstone Hinoki Cypress

Gemstone Hinoki Cypress displays an unusual blend of color and texture. Its tightly layered, green fans are alive with darker and lighter shades, and plants are so dense that a single specimen can lend extraordinary character to a small space. This garden nugget, a must-have for conifer connoisseurs, establishes an irregular upright form as it matures very slowly..

Fukien Flowering Tea Tree

The Fukien Tea is named after the Fukien of Fujien province of Southern China from which the plan originates. In its native land it grows as a small tree or scrub to twelve feet in height. The tree is found from India and Malaysia to the Philippines. The Fukien Tea has small white flowers that can bloom at any time and an attractive grey bark with darker elevated areas. If the flowers are fertilized they are replaced with a miniature red cherry. Contained within the fruit is one hard seed. With its beautiful small leaves, white flowers and red fruits, the Fukien Tea is a great addition to any bonsai collection and will last many years.

Ginkgo Biloba

The Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of tree with no close living relative. As the sole representative of one of the most ancient genera, the Gingko may be considered a true living fossil as its ancestors flourished in many parts of the world during the Jurassic Period, from the evidence of fossils dating back 200 million years ago. The crown becomes broader as the tree ages. The leaves are unique among seed plants, in that they are fan-shaped with veins radiating out into the leaf blade. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (1–15 days). Fruits arranged in clusters are golden yellow when ripe. 

Japanese Boxwood

It's tiny leathery leaves, dense growth habits and rough bark make it a good bonsai tree subject. Since it needs minimal sunlight, the boxwood bonsai tree is perfect for an indoor environment such as your home or office.

Ginseng Ficus

The ginseng ficus bonsai tree, known by its shape of the root and stems, can be kept both indoors and outdoors, and is also one of the most hardy species of Bonsai trees. A very easy plant to prune and water, the Ginseng Ficus Bonsai Tree is perfect for those looking for a ficus bonsai tree with low upkeep but high reward in it's ability to brighten a room or table.

Golden Gate Ficus

Golden Gate Ficus bonsai, like all other Ficus varieties, require warm and humid environments to thrive. For this reason alone, this species is best grown as an indoor bonsai in most locations. In warm locations, you can place this tree outside during the summer to cut back on maintenance and provide ideal conditions.  The Golden Gate Ficus is grown for the attractive gray trunk that they produce. This species grows a thick, sturdy trunk to compliment the shiny green leaves. The gray trunk in also accented with white stripes, giving it the nickname “Tiger Stripe Ficus”. This bonsai also grows extremely quickly, making it the ideal bonsai for beginners.

Japanese Juniper

The type of tree that is most often seen representing bonsai- for better or worse. The better is that they can and do make good bonsai material. Tight growth- rugged- elegant form- junipers can embody the look of a old windswept tree, something we look for in bonsai. However, they are not recommended for indoor growth.

Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba bonsai trees make a graceful, fruiting bonsai. They are small but technically not miniature fruit trees, they certainly give that appearance. They are upright trees and are rarely styled otherwise.  The straight trunks also have a graceful, gentle movement. The tree branches profusely and makes a beautiful single tree. Two or three together make nice groupings. The leaves are soft and almost pink when new, they develop into a somewhat glossy dark green as they age. The jaboticaba bark is thin, reddish and flaky. Occasionally patches peel off, leaving an attractive variation in color.

Jervis Hemlock

Dense branching, a broad, pyramidal form and congested, dark-green foliage are similar to, but more compact than 'Hussi.' Plants grow slowly into irregular, upright forms with prominent buds and short, twiggy growth.

Kingsville Boxwood

Native to Japan, the Kingsville Boxwood is an extremely slow growing tree. It has the smallest leaf of all Boxwoods which is why it is sought after for bonsai. The Kingsville Boxwood is an evergreen tree with light green leaves and has excellent branching characteristics. A great indoor bonsai recommended by the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. For those who love bonsai, the Japanese Kingsville boxwood is the ideal indoor/outdoor tree.

Kosteri Hinoki Cypress

The Hinoki bonsai tree grows well in warm climates with full sun. Brown lower branches indicate an inadequate light source. Though the Hinoki cypress thrives in full sun, as a hardy tree, it will survive if not exposed to frost or cold wind. Grow in cooler climates, if desired, but protect the tree from frost and cold wind.

Oriental Ficus

The ficus bonsai is one of the most popular bonsai trees and makes an excellent first tree for the beginner. Most ficus bonsai trees grow quickly and possess a large tolerance for most lighting and soil conditions, rendering them great indoor trees. What is more, ficus bonsai are extremely lenient for those who are new to watering bonsai trees.

Mother Lode Juniper

Bright, golden-yellow foliage in spring and summer which transitions to rich, burgundy plum undertones during the winter give this extremely flat, ground-hugging juniper long-term garden interest. It performs admirably in full or partial sun. It grows slowly and forms an exceptional presence. 

Podocarpus

Podocarpus is a dense evergreen with pointed, leathery, dark green leaves arranged on stiff, symmetrical branches. The tree which is unisexual, has male flowers in cones and female flowers composed of cylindrical thickened scales. The fruits often edible, are pedunculate, fleshy and brightly colored. New foliage comes in a light green color that turns darker with age.

Rhode Island Maple

This upright tree boasts very dense, compact branching, which yields a round-to-ovate outline.  It has mid-size, palmate leaves with a bright red, spring flush that darkens as leaves mature.  Fall foliage is outstanding orange to red, and in winter, dark red stems add drama to the scene.

Sekka Chamaecyparis

This variety's unusual foliage responds to trimming by developing into a very dense, compact form. 'Sekka' stays small and requires minimal effort to maintain its shape. Winter hardy to 20 degrees with protection and happiest in temperatures below 90 degrees.

Shimpaku Juniper

The Shimpaku is very hardy, long-lived, and tolerates many adverse conditions. The longer prostrate branches tend to intertwine. The leaves are arranged in decussate whorls of three; all the leaves are juvenile form and needle-like with two white stomatal bands on the inner face. The Shimpaku has attractive year round foliage and its dark green needles are soft to the touch. It is dioecious, producing cones of only one sex on each plant. Its graceful canopy and impressive bark make the Shimpaku an outstanding bonsai for any collection. 

Thousand Star Serissa

This bonsai tree is called the Tree of a Thousand Stars because of its many small white trumpet shaped blossoms. It is also known as the Flowering White Serissa and the Japanoica. It boasts spoon-shaped shiny green leaves and is trained in the tiered layered style. The curved trunk adds to the appeal of this beautiful indoor bonsai tree. The leaves on this tree will grow in for a full and lush look. For best results, keep this tree indoors

Trident Maple

Beautiful during every season, they produce vibrant green foliage in the spring and turn a bright orange in the fall. Their quick growth and attractive leaves make them among the most popular deciduous bonsai. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection

Willow Leaf Ficus

The ficus bonsai is one of the most popular bonsai trees and makes an excellent first tree for the beginner. Most ficus bonsai trees grow quickly and possess a large tolerance for most lighting and soil conditions, rendering them great indoor trees. What is more, ficus bonsai are extremely lenient for those who are new to watering bonsai trees.

Zelkova

This is a deciduous tree with a distinctly upright habit. The branches create a wide and beautifully-shaped arc. This tree is heavily favored for use in the art of bonsai, and it is particularly suited to the broom style.