Starter bonsai for your outdoor space!
Are you looking to add some new colour to your outdoor space? Maybe you’re an avid bonsai lover who would like to grow their own tree..

We have just added a selection of fantastic outdoor starter bonsai to our website. Outdoor bonsai are hardy trees that are extremely fun to grow whilst adding wonderful colour to your garden, balcony or outdoor space.

Here’s an introduction to a few of the species we have currently;

The Silver Birch (Betula pendula)

This is a common tree, with its silver-white bark, and is favoured by gardeners who want to renew and ‘purify’ their land for year ahead. Another key point, in April to May the tree will grow male and female flowers. Male catkins are long and yellow-brown in colour, and hang in groups of two to four at the tips of shoots; often referred to as lambs’ tails. Compared to the Male, female catkins are smaller, short, bright green and erect. Once the female catkins have been pollinated by wind, they thicken and change colour to a dark crimson. 
In Celtic mythology, the birch symbolised renewal and purification.

The Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)

This species is known as the queen of British trees. To walk beneath the leafy canopy, its cathedral-like branches tapering upwards, is an uplifting experience. During April and May, the tassel-like male catkins hang from long stalks at the end of twigs. The female flowers grow in pairs, surrounded by a cup. When the cup has been pollinated (by wind) it becomes woody, and encloses one or two beech nuts (known as beechmast).
In Celtic mythology, Fagus was the god of beech trees.

The Sycamore (Acer Pseudoplatanus)

Sycamore trees date back to the 1500s. Since then, it’s colonised woodland has become a source of food and shelter for wildlife. They do grow small, green-yellow flowers that hang in spikes, or ‘racemes’. Once these fruits have been pollinated by wind and insects, female flowers develop into distinctive winged fruits known as samaras.
In Wales, Sycamore trees were used in the traditional craft of making ‘love spoons’, decoratively carved wooden spoons given as a romantic gesture. Here in the UK, we tend to know the winged seeds as ‘helicopters’.

The Hazel (Corylus Avellana)

Hazel is one of the most resourceful trees, known for its bendy stems and for being a conservation saviour. Additionally, the nuts are loved by many including us humans, squirrels and hazel dormice. Hazel trees do grow flowers which must be pollinated by pollen from other hazel trees. In mid-February, male catkins appear before the leaves and hang in clusters of yellow. The female flowers are red, petite and bud-like. The female flowers (once pollinated by wind) develop into oval fruits which hang in groups of one to four. They will then mature into a nut with a woody shell.
In addition to the above, the Hazel has a reputation as a magical tree. A hazel rod is said to protect against evil spirits. In England, hazelnuts were carried as charms and/or held to ward off rheumatism. In Ireland, hazel was known as the ‘Tree of Knowledge’, and in medieval times it was a symbol of fertility.

We have a few more types of outdoor trees ready to be grown on in your outdoor space, if you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email or DM us on Facebook or Instagram!

Finally, take a look at these starter bonsai for your outdoor space!