8 Types of Bonsai Trees That Are Perfect for Beginners

The archetypal bonsai tree is pine. Pine bonsai trees "have a graceful and majestic form that makes them stand out among other bonsai varieties," explains Blooming Secrets co-founder Susan Brandt.


Bonsai Japanese Maple trees have beautiful seasonal foliage. "In the spring, new leaves emerge in vibrant hues, transitioning to lush greens in summer," adds Brandt.

Japanese Maple

The Japanese cherry blossom bonsai, also known as Sakura bonsai, has exquisite white and pink blooms that bloom briefly in spring. "Its flowering nature necessitates careful attention to watering and feeding.

Japanese Cherry Blossom

Beginner indoor bonsai growers should choose the weeping fig. It's also tough and can handle forgetful waterers. "Unlike some other bonsai species, the weeping fig can thrive indoors with proper care," adds Brandt.

Weeping Fig

Because they don't like cold, jade bonsai are good interior trees. Their indifference to watering blunders makes them particularly forgiving of newbies.


Beginner-friendly, this evergreen shrub grows swiftly and tolerates trimming. It also produces magenta, purple, yellow, or red blossoms, making your bonsai art stand out.


Buxos bonsai trees are great for novices because to their hardiness and pruning tolerance. Its thin leaves, fissured bark, twisted branches, and shallow surface roots make it suitable for art.


Taxodium distichum's "cypress knees," or woody structures above the root system, and flat top canopy attract artists. In fall, its lovely green needles become brilliant golden and crimson beforeshedding for winter.

Bald Cypress