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?

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.

#1

Bonsai Maple Forest In Autumn

Bonsai Maple Forest In Autumn

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#2

This Bonsai Tree Is Over 800 Year Old

This Bonsai Tree Is Over 800 Year Old

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DariaB
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#4

This 390 Year-old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima

This 390 Year-old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima

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#5

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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CynthiaRosser-Shay
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

Japanese Red Maple

Japanese Red Maple

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AnnaBee
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is the tiniest apple tree I have ever seen.

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#10

Wisteria

Wisteria

nebonsai.org Report

AlbinoSquirrel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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AlbinoSquirrel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HOBBIT FANS 101!!!!!! Creative and wonderful, you're a genius! I love it!!

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#12

Not An Average Bonsai

Not An Average Bonsai

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#13

Bonsai Chile Tree

Bonsai Chile Tree

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AnaT.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Feels like holding spring on hands in Japan

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#15

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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#17

Azalea

Azalea

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Sky
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd be more impressed if the whole picture wasn't so heavily edited...

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#18

Pyracantha

Pyracantha

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#20

Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple

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#21

Bonsai Grove In Autumn

Bonsai Grove In Autumn

Proteon Report

#22

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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chachkimooch
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'd have to water it with an eye dropper! lol

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#23

Lilac

Lilac

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Report

Cheryl Williams
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

another beauty, how I wish I could have them all .

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#25

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

ausbonsai.com.au Report

JudyDowney
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love that color of Bougainvillea, on a Bonsai...spectacular!!!

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#26

Wisteria Bonsai

Wisteria Bonsai

improteon Report

Cheryl Williams
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have always wanted one of these haven't you? It's very pretty.

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#27

Bonsai Coastal Redwood

Bonsai Coastal Redwood

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#31

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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NaomiPrior
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have one that isn't a dwarf,I've had it since it was a baby and trim and manage it. I get loads of beautiful flowers and pomegranates year

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#32

Portland's Lan Su Yuan's Penjing

Portland's Lan Su Yuan's Penjing

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AlbinoSquirrel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ooooooh, I love the recreations all you guys do! This one is amazingly alike!!

#34

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

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#35

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SuziMaria
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't understand why the names of the plants/trees are not displayed. Would love to learn more about these plants. :)

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#36

Persimmon Bonsai, Purchased In Higashichaya Geisha District, Kanazawa

Persimmon Bonsai, Purchased In Higashichaya Geisha District, Kanazawa

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#38

I Forgot The Check The Name Of The Tree, It's At The Montreal Botanical Garden.

I Forgot The Check The Name Of The Tree, It's At The Montreal Botanical Garden.

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