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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StevenRundle 3 years ago

Oh wow I love this.

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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 3 years ago

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

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#3 Wisteria

Wisteria

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EvisaIsabellaRose 3 years ago

Like purple rain... <3

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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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LuisMilian 3 years ago

wow amazing! breath taking.

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#5 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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CynthiaRosser-Shay 3 years 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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#6 Bonsai Forest

Bonsai Forest

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VicSnaggletooth 3 years ago

Magestic

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#7 Azalea

Azalea

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MelissaApple 3 years ago

Beautiful

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#8 Japanese Red Maple

Japanese Red Maple

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AnnaBee 3 years 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 3 years ago

That is the tiniest apple tree I have ever seen.

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#10 Wisteria

Wisteria

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AlbinoSquirrel 3 years 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 3 years ago

I love this....

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#12 Not An Average Bonsai

Not An Average Bonsai

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MelanieKirk 3 years 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. 3 years 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 3 years ago

Feels like holding spring on hands in Japan

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#15 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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BobbiSpence 3 years ago

Ummm, seriously? That's a cherry tree!

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#16 Magnolia

Magnolia

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NashNopper 3 years ago

OMG! WANT!

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#17 Azalea

Azalea

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Sky 3 years ago

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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ReRe Beckerdite 3 years ago

I'm so in love with all these trees!

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#19 Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

sunburst!

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#20 Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

very good form and leaf shape

#21 Bonsai Grove In Autumn

Bonsai Grove In Autumn

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

fall foliage in all it's glory

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#22 Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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chachkimooch 3 years ago

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

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#23 Lilac

Lilac

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

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

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#24 150 Year Old Bonsai

150 Year Old Bonsai

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

stunning / majestic

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#25 Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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JudyDowney 3 years ago

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

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#26 Wisteria Bonsai

Wisteria Bonsai

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Cheryl Williams 3 years ago

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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AlbinoSquirrel 3 years ago

Wow, I love it! So pretty!

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#28 Sakura

Sakura

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hawkeyefaniowa 3 years ago

Impressed

#29 Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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MommyofB 3 years ago

Wow!

#30 Redwood

Redwood

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AlbinoSquirrel 3 years ago

*O*

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#31 Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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NaomiPrior 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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

#33 Pyracantha

Pyracantha

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VictoriaJones 3 years ago

Ahh so cute!

#34 Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

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chachkimooch 3 years ago

Now THAT is a cute little tree!

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#35 ❤️

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SuziMaria 3 years ago

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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hawkeyefaniowa 3 years ago

Wondering how's the persimmons taste like?

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#37 My Ginger Root !

My Ginger Root !

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KerrymingSun 3 years ago

That's a type of fig

#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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Katerina Motovilova 1 year ago

ash tree maybe?

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