Bonsai trees are awesome. Just ask Mr Miyagi. They look beautiful, they fit in your house, they encourage patience and dedication, they relieve stress, and they help to purify the air. What's not to like?


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People have been caring for Bonsai trees for over a thousand years. The ancient horticultural practice originated in China, where it was known as "penzai", and was later redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The plants are kept small due to growth-restricting techniques such as pinching buds, pruning and wiring branches and restricting the use of fertilizer. It's a delicate and time-consuming process, but as you can from this list compiled by Bored Panda, those who persevere are rewarded with something amazing.

Do you have a Bonsai tree? Then add your pictures to the list below and don't forget to vote for your favorite! It's what Mr. Miyagi would have wanted.

#2 This Bonsai Tree Is Over 800 Year Old

This Bonsai Tree Is Over 800 Year Old

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DariaB 1 year ago

Looks like two or three dragons hanging out in the sky, inbetween the clouds...

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#5 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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CynthiaRosser-Shay 1 year ago

I Grow Wisteria Trees! I LOVE Bonsai Tress! I Am BLESSED To Have Found This! You Made My Day! Well,My Life! Sincerely, With Love! Cynthia Rosser-Shay

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#7 Azalea

Azalea

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MelissaApple 1 year ago

Beautiful

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#8 Japanese Red Maple

Japanese Red Maple

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AnnaBee 1 year ago

Stunning! Love the one perfectly placed maple leaf that fell to the bottom.

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#9 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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KimKelly 1 year ago

That is the tiniest apple tree I have ever seen.

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#10 Wisteria

Wisteria

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AlbinoSquirrel 1 year ago

The branch almost looks like one of those fountains with the creatures on it spitting out the tree. Beautiful.

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#11 Bonsai Hobbit Hole

Bonsai Hobbit Hole

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Debbie 1 year ago

I love this....

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#12 Not An Average Bonsai

Not An Average Bonsai

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MelanieKirk 1 year ago

This is at Fairy Lake on Vancouver Island, Canada.

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#13 Bonsai Chile Tree

Bonsai Chile Tree

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AnaT. 1 year ago

looks like a hybrid of 2 chile plants and by the way those species of chiles grow up like that

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#14 Sakura

Sakura

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hawkeyefaniowa 1 year ago

Feels like holding spring on hands in Japan

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#15 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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BobbiSpence 1 year ago

Ummm, seriously? That's a cherry tree!

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