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
Community Member
5 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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StefanieBlue
Community Member
5 years ago

wow!!! :O

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#3

Wisteria

Wisteria

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
Community Member
5 years ago

woah! wonderful!

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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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TomasMatonis
Community Member
5 years ago

Very beautiful. Work wothy of respect

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#5

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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CynthiaRosser-Shay
Community Member
5 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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ClaudioN.I.NorItu
Community Member
5 years ago

That's just amazing!!

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#7

Azalea

Azalea

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MelissaApple
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful

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#8

Japanese Red Maple

Japanese Red Maple

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Gabriel
Community Member
5 years ago

wow such a beauty :D

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#9

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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SarahofBorg
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG I want to do this!

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#10

Wisteria

Wisteria

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BayanChamas
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so beautiful I really like it

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#11

Bonsai Hobbit Hole

Bonsai Hobbit Hole

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MarleneJones
Community Member
5 years ago

Wher do you get such trees?

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#12

Not An Average Bonsai

Not An Average Bonsai

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MelanieKirk
Community Member
5 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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Gabriel
Community Member
5 years ago

is this real chili pepper?

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#14

Sakura

Sakura

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hawkeyefaniowa
Community Member
5 years ago

Feels like holding spring on hands in Japan

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#15

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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BobbiSpence
Community Member
5 years ago

Ummm, seriously? That's a cherry tree!

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#16

Magnolia

Magnolia

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NashNopper
Community Member
5 years ago

OMG! WANT!

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#17

Azalea

Azalea

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Sky
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm so in love with all these trees!

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#19

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

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MommyofB
Community Member
5 years ago

Stunning and vibrant colours!

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#20

Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple

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Cheryl Williams
Community Member
5 years ago

very good form and leaf shape

#21

Bonsai Grove In Autumn

Bonsai Grove In Autumn

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StephanieNerges
Community Member
5 years ago

Aspens ?

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#22

Apple Tree

Apple Tree

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hawkeyefaniowa
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh mon Dieu!!! i WANT this! But just wondering how long this tree is living?

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#23

Lilac

Lilac

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MommyofB
Community Member
5 years ago

I love the sweet smell of Lilac flowers.

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#24

150 Year Old Bonsai

150 Year Old Bonsai

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Cheryl Williams
Community Member
5 years ago

stunning / majestic

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#25

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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BartKnight
Community Member
5 years ago

massive

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#26

Wisteria Bonsai

Wisteria Bonsai

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MommyofB
Community Member
5 years ago

Gorgeous!

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#27

Bonsai Coastal Redwood

Bonsai Coastal Redwood

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ViktoriaUhlin
Community Member
5 years ago

Woah!!!

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#28

Sakura

Sakura

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hawkeyefaniowa
Community Member
5 years ago

Impressed

#29

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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MommyofB
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow!

#30

Redwood

Redwood

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BeccaZee
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

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#31

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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AlisonLee
Community Member
5 years ago

Is this one real?

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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
5 years ago

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

#33

Pyracantha

Pyracantha

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VictoriaJones
Community Member
5 years ago

Ahh so cute!

#34

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

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MYTCR8TiV
Community Member
5 years ago

Doesn't look very healthy. The leaves are wilting.

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#35

❤️

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DianeDesAutels
Community Member
5 years ago

Bougainvillea?

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

That's a type of fig

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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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Katerina Motovilova
Community Member
3 years ago

ash tree maybe?

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