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75 of the Best Flowering Bonsai Tree Ideas

Growing bonsai is a form of art that has spread generously throughout the years. There’s something about caring for your own bonsai that gives people a sense of pride and teaches them patience and equilibrium. Nurturing and caring for a bonsai tree for its early stage renders more satisfaction than having any other potted plant.

Today’s focus falls on some of the most beautiful bonsai trees that might just be the next centerpiece of your home. Whether they decorate your yard, gazebo, patio, balcony, living room, or study, flowering bonsai trees feel like the best upgrade to average floral elements.

Flowering Bonsai Tree

Stunning White Flowers

Petit indoor flowering bonsai tree with white flowers.

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This petit indoor flowering bonsai tree will draw attention through its beautiful white flowers. Shaped like stars, they adorn the small crown of the bonsai, while standing out because of their delicate and pure nature. Due to its easy indoor maintenance, this little fellow can spruce up any living room, spreading a sense of spring and warmth throughout the house.

Pink Romance

Pink Almond bonsai tree on a pot.

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If pink is your color, the Pink Almond bonsai tree is the perfect addition to your family. Blooming in early spring, the flowers have such a delicate nuance, they are absolutely breathtaking. The glossy foliage is almost classy and would make a beautiful centerpiece to your patio table.

Delicate Beauty

15 Seeds Chaenomeles Japonica Seeds (Flowering Quince) Bonsai in white background


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The pink, red, and white color combinations that come to life on the petals of the Japanese Flowering Quince are nothing short of amazing. The colorful blooms will showcase their beauty from late winter to spring, only to delight its owner and everyone else that gazes at it. Suitable for outdoor growth, it makes an amazing addition to your yard.

Imposing Elegance

Beautiful pink flowers bonsai planted on the beautiful pot.

The Hanoi is a master at displaying its beautiful pink flowers. Despite its small size, this is one bonsai tree that isn’t afraid to impose, standing out from a crowd of fellow companions. The tree is an absolute beauty, perfect for every home that’s looking to add a drop of color to the décor.

Pink ‘n Proud

Flowering unusual beautiful bonsai tree in a park

How can you possibly not fall in love with the delicate pink flowers of blooming bonsais? This beauty has vertical branches that are simply adorned with pink flowers that will absolutely delight anyone who sees them. Matched with a red pot, this might just be the décor item you needed!

Forever Young

Satsuki Azalea bonsai tree on a white background.

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Bring a bit of Japanese culture to your yard, decorating it with this particular Azalea. With flowers that bloom during the spring, this Satsuki bonsai tree is a perfect addition for your green garden, contrasting the green leaves and delicate pink flowers almost perfectly. The colors blend together to make this Satsuki Azalea bonsai a must-have in every garden.

Vivid Violet

Bougainvillea blooming in pot it beautiful for the ornamental

With a thick, almost white-ish trunk, this bonsai tree is bound to make all your guests jealous. The blooming flowers have a darker shade, blending in perfectly amongst the light green leaves. The discrepancy between the thickness of the trunk and the foliage gives out a powerful vibe, showing how the beauty of nature is accessible to all.

Imperfect Perfection

Beautiful Pomegranate bonsai with orange flowers.

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The minute you lay your eyes on this Pomegranate bonsai, you will be attracted by its asymmetry. Pomegranate fruit weight down heavily on the branches of the bonsai, while the red flowers that bloom at the tips will make you feel like you have two different trees flourishing from the same trunk. It’s an imperfect form of perfection.

Limitation: Sky

Perfect curved trunk bonsai flower on top of a wooden table.

Everything about this bonsai tree is perfection. The curved trunk is almost sexy in the way it grows, with small ramifications that are perfectly decorated with leaves and blooming flowers. The combination between pink and green is, once again, reminiscent of spring, when nature comes back to life, and we feel invigorated and energized.

Flower Power

Bougainvillea blooming bonsai in a ceramic pot.

There is so much inspiration to draw from this gorgeous plant. The thin trunk almost seems like it can’t handle the rich foliage, which is what makes the outline of this tree even more amazing. The ramifications are an absolute delight, with pink flowers that seem somehow lost between the green leaves. A true masterpiece!

Perfection? I’ve Got This!

Azalea Rhododendron bonsai with full blooom flowers perfectly covered the leaves and trunks.

There aren’t enough words to describe how majestic this beautiful plant really is. As different shades of pink are lost on a white background, we discover this bonsai tree that’s completely covered in blooming flowers, covering everything from the trunk, to the leaves and branches. It’s perfect for bonsai and flower lovers alike!

The story of Power

Fully bloom flowering apricot bonsai palnted in a beautiful ceramic pot.

Taking a step back to admire the beauty of this flowering apricot bonsai, we find more than a plant: we find a story. The story of an old man who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. The yellow flowers at the tips of the branches symbolize the satisfaction that comes with hard work. So, we ask you: how beautiful is this bonsai tree?

P.S. I Love You

Frangipani bonsai tree is reminiscent of Valentine’s Day.

The Frangipani bonsai tree is reminiscent of Valentine’s Day, of a generous bouquet of red roses with the scent of love. Judging by the thick trunk alone, one could never imagine that such a bonsai can grow beautiful red flowers. If you’re looking for a gift that’s an upgrade from the usual bunch of roses, you may just have found it!

Tree of Life

Bonsai trunks with red flowers display.

If you were on the adventure of a lifetime, looking to find the elixir of life, and were looking for a stream that flows at the roots of the Tree of Life, this is exactly what that tree would look like. Despite some people’s opinions about the desolating view of the leafless branches, this bonsai is a true masterpiece, one that people could write poems about.

Desert Rose

Desert flower bonsai with big white flowers and trunks on a pot.

No, it’s not the flower in Sting’s song, but it’s one that definitely stands out of the crown. This bonsai tree emits somewhat of a pineapple-like vibe, mostly due to its light-colored trunk. The white and yellow flowers decorate the rich foliage, making it perfect for bonsai lovers who are looking for rich miniature trees.

Lilac Snow

Perfect lilac flower bonsai with awesome purple flowers on top covering the trunks and leaves.

There’s something about this particular plant that makes it absolutely perfect. The branches and ramifications seem to be aligned as if this was a painting drawn by a perfectionist. The lilac flowers are small and breathtaking, making us wish it would snow flowers instead of snowflakes. Fan of bonsai trees (and any shade of purple), will surely fall in love with this masterpiece.

One Tree to Rule Them All

The symmetrical and perfectly shape of Azalea bonsai make it worthy of every cozy home.

Everything about this Azalea bonsai tree makes you want to go “Aaaaawwwww!”. It is an absolutely astonishing tree, with dense foliage and rich green leaves, that are only surpassed in their beauty by the pink flowers that bloom to adorn the bonsai. The symmetry and perfect shape of this bonsai make it worthy of every cozy home.

Less Is More

Dwarf Korean Lilac bonsai tree is the perfect example that less really is more.

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The Dwarf Korean Lilac bonsai tree is the perfect example that less really is more. People who love the lilac’s delicate look and subtle color will also adore this miniature tree. The very think- trunk and ramifications contribute to its delicate look, and the contrast between the flowers and the small leaves is a sight for sore eyes.

Love Is All Around

Bonsai tree with purple flower in flower pot

Purple flower loves should look no further. If you want to enjoy the richness of the colors every year, this special plant can make it happen. The trunk creates the illusion of the tree bending down under the weight of the rich foliage, while the flowers have a perfect shade of violet, adding romance to every scene.

Stunning Floral Bouquet

Bonsai tree with peach flower in flower pot.

The beauty of certain types of bonsai trees lies in the fact that they resemble a potted plant that’s rich in flowers. This tree makes no exception, as it combines shades of pink with light green leaves, creating foliage that can be trimmed to perfection. With a properly matched pot, it can be extremely visually appealing.

Stairway to Heaven

Bonsai and Penjing landscape with miniature evergreen tree in a tray.

If you had to describe the stairway to heaven using only floral-related terminology, this bonsai tree would most likely depict your thoughts. The leaves of the foliage are almost lost underneath the purple flowers, which resemble clouds with vivid colors and delighted scents. Despite the asymmetry, there is an uncanny equilibrium to this bonsai tree.

Tall & Proud

Frangipani bonsai tree with stunning red flowers.

This is another Frangipani bonsai tree that stands tall and proud, despite it being a miniature plant. The red flowers are absolutely romantic, but fierce, because of their fiery shade that demands respect. Small in size, but definitely imposing, this bonsai tree can make any garden glow, and bring the dullest scenery back to life.

Yellow Mellow

Yellow bonsai trees with branches that generously spread their “wings” and blooming yellow flowers.

Yellow bonsai trees will never grow out of style, and this little warrior is here to prove it. With branches that generously spread their “wings” and blooming yellow flowers that inspire nothing but purity and creativity, this bonsai tree is one of the best examples of why growing trees in a pot have become a form of art.

Absolute Royalty

Purple blooming apricot bonsai trees perfectly align in the wooden look pot.

Some bonsai trees have imposing foliage, with generous flowers of different vivid colors. Others are delicate, and their flowers stand out not because of their size and nuance, but because of their delicateness. This purple blooming apricot bonsai tree falls into the latter category, and it might just be the perfect companion of romantic daydreams from all over the world.

Photo-Perfect Foliage

Desert flower bonsai with the tips of its branches were covered in big flowers.

Picture the most beautiful tree you’ve ever seen. Now imagine that the tips of its branches were covered in big flowers, with a delicate shade of pink. This is what this desert flower bonsai looks like. It’s like someone pricked our imagination of what the perfect miniature tree looks like, and brought it to life.

Garden of Wishes

Beautiful bonsai with a budding big flowers and trunks in a ceramic pot.

Every time we gaze at a flowering bonsai, there is an entire scenario that flashes before our eyes. With this one, we picture walking hand-in-hand with our beloved, through a garden of fully-blooming trees. The pleasant breeze tears the white and pink flowers from the branches, decorating our hair with uneven floral wreaths.

Heartbreaking Magnificence

Red azalea bonsai isolated on white background

Have you ever seen something that looks amazing, but couldn’t exactly pinpoint what it is that makes it look beautiful? This is how this Azalea bonsai tree makes us feel. Despite the scarce leaves that normally compliment a tree, the rich floral crown more than makes up for it.

Bring Me to Life

Stunning bonsai with a blooming pink flowers on a pot.

One of the most attractive things about bonsai trees is being able to admire the vivid shades of green of a mature tree. With this bonsai, you get rich green foliage that stands out because of that healthy and visually-appealing color, while also finding blooming pink flowers, that seems randomly thrown on the crown.

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Pink azalea (Rhododendron) bonsai plant in the garden. Pink flowering azalea bonsai tree in a pot in botanical garden

Whatever the case, you are going to love with pink Azalea bonsai tree, that stands out because of its imposing crown. Combining powerful shade of pink and the green you want to see in every warm season, this bonsai tree is easy to grow while offering pleasant visual rewards to its cultivator.

Zig-Zag Richness

Bougainvillea flowering bonsai with a beautiful zigzag trunks.

When you look at this picture, it almost doesn’t feel like a miniature tree. That’s because it stands proud, much like a peacock displaying its plumage. This bonsai draws attention with its zig-zag trunk shape, creating the vertical illusion of a tree that’s taller than it actually is. It’s safe to say that this tree would take itself to an art show if it could.

If Trees Could Talk…

From its thick trunk, we see the growth of a stunning pink flower, reminiscent of astonishing Japanese gardens.

…What would they say? In Europe, Greece is believed to be the country that “turns stones into money”. That’s because their tourist attraction is stone monuments with a powerful history. The same idea can be applied with a beautiful bonsai tree. From its thick trunk, we see the growth of a stunning pink flower, reminiscent of astonishing Japanese gardens.

Freedom for Us All

Blooming Forsythia - Bonsai in the style of "Straight and free". Exhibition of Bonsai in Aptekarsky Ogorod (a branch of the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University), Moscow, Russia

This Forsythia bonsai tree is all about freedom and beauty. The scarcity of the flowers and leaves seems to symbolize nature’s struggle in creating beauty from nothing, making this miniature tree more than a decoration item. It’s a statement of how nature finds a way to amaze and conquer the beauty in the eye of the beholder.

All Pink Bonsai Flowers

Double Bloomed Cherry

Full bloom Cherry Blossom Bonsai Tree in two colors.

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When you start your own tree from a seed you are able to have complete control over its shape and growth. You can keep it as small as you like, or allow to grow larger with each year. The trick is to keep your branches that bear buds intact to create beautiful coverage each spring.

Spring Blooms

Giant pink sakura cherry bonsai tree in full bloom.

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Bonsai trees are not naturally dwarfed. They require careful cultivation. You can most definitely allow them to reach their full potential if you so wish, or allow them to fill a space and then keep them from overgrowing it.

Chinese Fringe

Bonsai Boy's Flowering Chinese Fringe Bonsai Tree loropetalum chinensis in light yellow background


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This unique bonsai produces pink clusters of fragrant flowers during springtime. It can thrive during cold seasons and can be placed where there is direct or indirect sunlight.

Tabletop Interest

Flourishing pink bonsai tree in full bloom on top of concrete table.

Bonsai trees are excellent choices for indoor vegetation. Whether you have an indoor garden already in progress or want a simple point of interest that is more natural – these are worth the small amount of care required.

Azalea Blooms

Azalea bonsai in full bloom flowers on black background.

Although not a tree, the woody growth habit of colorful azaleas make them easy to work with. They also come is a large choice of colors and bloom sizes to fit into any landscape design or decor.

Trunk Growth

Bonsai style of Adenium tree or desert rose in flower pot

The trunk of a bonsai trees will continue to grow even as you keep the branches cut back. This calls for interesting shapes and root structure- which also requires proper watering to ensure you continue keeping your tree healthy enough to put forth blooms each year.

Main Feature

A pink bougainvillea bonsai in garden, Penang Island, Malaysia

Small spaces can benefit from the elegance a bonsai can bring to your landscape. There is no reason you cannot have a small garden space- simply plant and cultivate small plants!

Rainbow of Hues

Bonsai with full blooom flowers perfectly covered the leaves and trunks.

The many hues of pink are reflected in flowering trees. You can match your color scheme, or mix it up to add pops of color and texture to your existing gardens. They also serve as a wonderful stand alone as well.

Japanese Maples

Bonsai - Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). Age - about 50 years. Exhibition of Bonsai in Aptekarsky Ogorod (a branch of the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University), Moscow, Russia, November 2017.

Maples may not bloom, but their foliage is bright and vibrant and comes in a wide variety of different colors. Reds and pinks are some of the most popular, but various greens and yellows are also available- and change with the season.

Bunches of Blooms

Bonsai with pink clusters of flowers.

Woody vegetation, especially evergreen species, are popular for all sorts of places. Once the flowers are done blooming, the foliage provides a glossy, textural interest for year-round enjoyment.

Potted Power

Bonsai and Penjing landscape with miniature evergreen tree in a tray.

It seems an impossibility that you can grow such a healthy plant within smaller pots, but the correct watering schedule, combined with consistent trimming, helps keep it in a dwarfed state and in healthy bloom.

Simple Shapes

A beautifully arc bonsai with a full bloom flowers.

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Bonsai growth can be trimmed and trained into many shapes, and part of the fun of growing one from seed is that you can have complete control over what it looks like. The challenge is to see how creative you can get with it.

Better Branches

Bonsai show off multiple arms of colorful blooms.

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Branch your bonsai out to show off multiple arms of colorful blooms. Just pick a few main healthy branches to concentrate upon, and trim off the other starts to concentrate growth and food to the ones you have picked.

Dual Colored

Bonsai style of Adenium tree or desert rose in flower pot

Dual colored blooms are highly sought after as they are an excellent addition to a garden lover’s collection of vegetation. New and unique plants are truly a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for your favorite gardener.

Natural Growth

flowering unusual beautiful bonsai tree in a park

New shoots can be allowed to reach upwards to provide the area for a full bloom of flowers that covers the tree. As it matures, you can play with the shape and where you want the blooms to show up.

Simple Starter

The woody stems of perennials turn into beautiful flowering bonsai.


If you are interested in shaping bonsai, you can start with some perennials that provide good structure. The woody stems of perennials are excellent to practice with as they hold their shape and very forgiving if too much is trimmed off.

Training the Trunk

Stylish form purple flowering bonsai.

The branches are not the only part of the plant you can train. You can allow for a shaping of the trunk as it grows. Simple training occurs over time, and takes some patience, but is well worth the results it yields.

Rock Base

Rock base flowering bonsai on a ceramic pot.

Bonsai roots are often a part of the overall experience and can be trained as well as the rest of the plant. They reach for water and nutrients, and if started correctly, can be trained over rocks or other items for further interest.

Balancing Act

bonsai tree with purple flower in flower pot

Graceful arches and reaching branches often define the shaping of these trees. Unique pots help showcase the shapes you create, and are part of the entire experience- plus allows you to place them wherever you want.

Compact Show

Compact form bonsai on awooden table.

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The compact nature of these plants makes them a perfect addition to your home or office, and allow for interest and color where none may have been before. A sunny window (or some time under a grow light) is all you need to make sure it stays healthy.

Tiny Trees

Pink bonsai tree on a pot.

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Bonsai truly can be left incredibly small. This seems to work best with evergreen species varieties as they are already naturally slower growing and full of blooms when they do bud out.

Vine Training

pink bougainvillea bonsai in garden

Many vines, especially bougainvillea, can be trained to grow as a tree shape with proper support. Because vines tend to keep trying to put out vines, you can train them back on themselves to create areas that thicken into branches.

Landscape Possibility

Beautiful landscape of rocks and flowery bonsai.

Let your vegetation keep company with one another. Make a craggy landscape to match your vision, or create a smooth, mossy area to grow your plants within. Miniature plants provide a lot of possibilities to play with.

Symmetrical Choices

bonsai banyan tree, isolated on white background

Although many people like their pruning to create a meandering look, you can most definitely create a more symmetrical look to your tree- or even make it match your larger landscape choices found on the property.


Bonsai tree Japanese maple webbed (Acer palmatum)

Bring a bit of the outdoors in with a mini-maple that you can enjoy year round. Showcase it in the perfect bowl or pot, and place it where it makes a noticeable statement.

Seasonal Watch

Bougainvillea blooming bonsai in a ceramic pot.

Some vines are more of an annual plant depending on which climate it is placed within. If you turn them into a bonsai, then you can easily take them in and out to survive even the coldest of winters.

Fall Foliage

Fully bloom flowering bonsai planted in a beautiful ceramic pot.

The colorful fall foliage of maple is an excellent addition to any garden. New growth, and well as maturing growth, also provides great seasonal color for variety through the entire growing season.

Stunting Growth

Bonsai Stand Out among Green Leaf Tree

Making your tree your own perfect size is exactly why dwarfing your tree is so much fun. You can create shapes and sizes that fit your own idyllic landscape vision and bring a unique experience to your horizon.

Perfect Plantings

Bonsai Azalea japonica on a black background

Create a vision with the careful care of your tree. Moss makes a perfect soil covering and helps hold moisture from evaporating quickly in such small pots. Moss requires almost no care either, making it an easy solution.

Wispy Wisteria

Blooming Japanese Wisteria Bonsai with pink flowers (Wisteria floribunda)

Wisteria is another vine that can grow quite large when left to its own growth pattern. But when dwarfed provides a strong, durable base to shape from and create trees of various sizes.

Bright Lights

Bright pink flower bonsai on a ceramic pot.

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Bright pink flowers define this tree, as many colors and pink hues are available from which you can choose. If you are willing to do a bit of research into the species of plant you pick from for bonsai purposes you are sure to find exactly what you want.

Salmon Pink

A touch of orange that defines this hue of pink, known as salmon, perfect color for this flower bonsai.

The touch of orange that defines this hue of pink, known as salmon, is not as commonly found as a flower choice. But it is a show stopper and beautiful addition to your other plants.

Elegant Lean

Red azalea bonsai isolated on white background

Allow your tree to learn and grow as if in a breezy passage. This growth habit hints at movement and flows as with the wind to provide a balance with nature, and a truly unique shape.

Autumnal Blooms

bonsai tree with lilac chrysanthemum flowers

Mums bloom in the autumn as the weather begins to chill at night. They are a favored late summer, early fall choice for gardens, and are lovely as part of the seasonal decoration. Plus, they add a ton of late-season blooms before the first freeze.

Many Branches

Bonsai show off multiple branch of colorful blooms.

Trees often ‘sucker’ out from the bottom of the main trunk, and you can take advantage of these to create a mini forest with some careful cultivation. Pick an odd number to care for, and grow your own, private forest.

Twist & Turn

Bonsai Stand Out among Green Leaf Tree

Train not only your branches, but your roots and trunks to make one of a kind designs, patterns, and textures. Part of a bonsai is not only in the flowers but also the overall shape of the tree itself.

Simple Touch

Bonsai show off multiple arms of colorful blooms.

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When cherry trees bloom, they do so prior to putting out their new growth and leaves. This means your tree showcases their blooms as the main attraction each spring, and your branch placement should be carefully planned.

Living Bouquet

Flower bonsai on a black pot.

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Like a living bouquet, these bonsai choices bring a touch of elegance to your desktop, windowsill, or office space- and are a perfect gift that keeps on giving to whoever is on the receiving end.

Wide Crowns

Flower bonsai tree on a pot.

Allow your bonsai to reach out and around to provide a spreading crown and a plethora of blooms when in season. If you choose an evergreen choice you have everlasting color and texture as well.

Well Manicured

Flourishing peach bonsai tree in full bloom.

Even though many of the trees are designed to provide a well-planned example of careful cultivation- it often allows a bit of wild growth for natural-looking placement. This well-manicured tree is perfect in all aspects, right down to the substrate it is planted in.

Up and Out

A part of bonsai foliage, five pointed maple

You can most definitely make a tall, yet narrow tree out of your vegetation choices to fit into a small courtyard or pathway where something larger may not fit well. There is no reason you cannot enjoy the color and shape a tree brings to your space due to space constrictions.

Rooted Focus

unusual beautiful bonsai tree in a park

The focus of this tree is more on the shaping of the roots rather than the looms themselves. Flowers come and go rather quickly in the growing season, but the shape of your tree is everlasting and provides something to gaze upon all year.

Tiny Tree

A beautifully arc bonsai with a full bloom flowers.

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This teeny, tiny tree is a perfect way to give a gift that keeps giving and is easy to place and put just about anywhere. The compact size is easy to transport and keep well trimmed.


One of the main reasons why bonsai trees have become so popular is because they’re more than just flowers you buy at the market and throw into a glamorous vase. Growing a bonsai tree takes time and patience, but the rewards are definitely worth your time. With all these beautiful floral bonsai trees to choose from, we can’t help but wonder: which one would you pick for your yard, and which one do you think fits your indoor décor best?