Bonsai Tree Meanings

Bonsai Meanings header

Bonsai, in general, symbolise harmony, peace, order of thoughts, balance and all that is good in nature. Each variety has different bonsai tree meanings, making these beautiful and artistic trees unique gifts for friends and family.

The Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is known as the tree of harmony. The Elm symbolises inner strength, intuition and wisdom. A beautiful bonsai which radiates love, balance, calm and a peaceful energy.

The Fig (Ficus retusa) symbolises fertility and love. The Bible indicates that the Fig tree has spiritual meaning, the tree that radiates health both spiritually and physically; a tree with energy.

The Aromatic Pepper Tree (Zanthoxylum piperitum) is an outstanding bonsai with a fresh, fruity fragrance which symbolises purification, healing and protection.

The Chinese Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezans) is a wonderful bonsai which displays beautiful tones of red/tan. This tree symbolises protection, health and wishes. Wonderfully radiates new life, renewal and creativity.

The Tree of a Thousand Stars (Serissa foetida) is also commonly referred to as the Tree of a Thousand Stars or Snowrose. A dainty tree which symbolises well being, luck and hope.

The Oriental Tea Tree (Carmona microphylla) is a stunning, artistic bonsai with beautiful white flowers which symbolises courage and ‘heart’.

The Ligustrum [Relative of the Olive] (Ligustrum sinense) symbolises peace and friendship. A fast growing variety perfect for beginners, very easy care.

The Miniature Jade tree (Portulacaria afra) is the easiest indoor bonsai and requires minimal watering. A fun and fast tree which symbolises good luck and prosperity.