Best Pine Bonsai Trees

What are the best pine bonsai trees?

Outdoor bonsai trees are entirely different beasts when compared to indoor bonsai. 

These trees require extra care and elements such as pests and weather. 

The true sign then that you are growing as a bonsai gardener is when you take on the challenge of an outdoor pine bonsai tree. 

These trees are hardy evergreen beauties and add a bit of competition prestige to a bonsai collection. 

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

Best Pine Bonsai tree

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 58 years old. 

Yep, you heard that right!

This means you will buy some bonsai history with this tree. 

On top of this, age means that the resale price of this bonsai tree will be very high should you decide to sell up in the future. 


When bonsai trees get older than 30, it can be super challenging to try and manage their size, especially in outdoor bonsai. 

Not the case with this pine tree which only stands at around 23 inches tall, meaning it can easily fit into almost any tiny backyard space without you having to worry about it taking up too much room.

The retailer

Another reason I recommend this Pine 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

Finally, this pine bonsai is a Japanese red pine tree. 

This means it has many unique features, such as upright branches that will not droop and flaky orange bark that appears once per year. 

This means that this pine bonsai will stand out in any collection. 

What to look out for when buying a Pine bonsai

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

As such, it’s essential that any Pine 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.

Recent Posts