A bonsai tree, it’s a full-size tree that is maintained in miniature by pruning. These trees are grown in containers with a good root space and sufficient nutrients to flourish. As a pruned Bonsai fruit tree is hereditarily indistinguishable from those in a plantation, the fruit delivered frequently arrives at the size found in supermarkets. Full-sized apples, lemons, and quinces grow on tiny Bonsai branches in a lovely juxtaposition of size.
A pomegranate Bonsai tree. (Photo: Stock Photos from LILLIAN_GZ/Shutterstock)
A Chinese quince Bonsai tree. (Photo: Stock Photos from KHUNTAPOL/Shutterstock)
Actually, Bonsai is a Japanese tradition of trimming, cultivating, and training trees to remain miniature. With several years of pruning, feeding, and wiring by a gardener, the trees begin to take the desired shape. Rather than looking like cutting of a larger plant, the leaves shrink to appear miniature. Bonsai trees are an art form, but not very productive as fruit producers due to their size.
An olive Bonsai tree. (Photo: Stock Photos from PYTRALONA/Shutterstock)
Bonsai encourages contemplation and discipline and its care can be intensive, so you should read up on types of Bonsai and their proper care before you buy any. There are many types and shapes of Bonsai, each requiring different care strategies. Bonsai is a commitment of time and energy, but the trees can live hundreds of years. The oldest known Bonsai are over 1,000 years old.
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A star fruit Bonsai tree. (Photo: Stock Photos from HUY THOAI/Shutterstock)
A crab apple Bonsai tree. (Photo: Stock Photos from WALTER PALL/Shutterstock)