Best Juniper Bonsai Trees

What are the best Juniper bonsai trees? Outdoor bonsai trees are entirely different beasts when compared to indoor bonsai. 

These trees require extra care and additional elements such as pests and weather to deal with. 

So if you are moving from beginner-friendly bonsai like Ficus or Elms trees, what would be the best outdoor tree to move forward with? Well, In a nutshell, Juniper trees. 

These trees are still relatively easy to care for, are hardy, meaning they can survive icy conditions, and most importantly, are beautiful. 

My recommendation for a Juniper bonsai tree has to be Bonsai Boys Juniper bonsai tree, which you can grab here (the link takes you to the Bonsai Boys website). 

Best Juniper Bonsai Trees

Why I recommend this tree

Now rather than just recommending you a tree and not giving you any reason, I wanted to go into more detail on why I suggested this tree: 


First up, this tree is 12 years old. 

Juniper bonsai trees aren’t the fastest-growing, so getting a tree that is only 12 years old with an excellent design can sometimes be a rarity. 

Not the case with this Juniper, which comes in a beautiful Shimpaku design. 


This Juniper tree is also around 10 inches tall, making it the perfect size for most outdoor spaces. 

Even then, if you have a small backyard, I found that this tree doesn’t take up too much room, making it ideal for most spaces. 

The retailer

Another reason I recommend this Juniper bonsai is because it comes directly from the Bonsai Boys website. 

Unlike many other online Bonsai nurseries, bonsai boy has been a trusted retailer of Bonsai trees for decades, and the family business approach means that the utmost care is given to each of their Bonsai trees. 

The design

Getting a juniper bonsai tree to look good can be challenging, so finishing a Juniper tree that not only stands out because of its design but can grow in an irregularly shaped pot is incredible. 

This tree looks like a miniature tree, which is why I recommend it!

What to look out for when buying a Juniper bonsai

So regardless of purchasing my recommendation for a Juniper bonsai or not, I’ve made many mistakes throughout my bonsai lobbying career. 

As such, it’s essential that any Juniper bonsai you do decide to opt for: 

  • Easy to care for – You want to ensure that regardless of any bonsai tree you buy, it needs to be easy to care for. It is only possible to invest money in a bonsai tree if it’s simple enough for you to work, making it much easier to forget about your tree.
  • From a professional retailer – It can be very tempting to buy a bonsai tree from a cheap store; however, using reputable retailers will ensure peace of mind, not worrying about the tree dying right after you purchase it. 
  • Not the cheapest option – Similar to the above, you might be tempted to purchase the cheapest bonsai. While this will be your choice, depending on your available budget, consider investing slightly more as, in my experience, premium bonsai will typically be much longer lasting and better quality than cheaper bonsai. 
  • Money-back guarantee – Ensure that whatever bonsai you purchase has a money-back guarantee to give you peace of mind. 

Fehed Nicass

Fehed Nicass has been passionate about all things bonsai and botany focused for the past 3 years. What started out as a hobby has developed as a passion and he is now on a mission to teach and learn.

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