Bonsai Pots for Different Bonsai Styles

Mar 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Bonsai Pots, Style

Here is a list of suggested bonsai pot shapes for different style of bonsai trees. These are not strict rules, but good guidelines when choosing a bonsai pot for our bonsai tree.

Bonsai Style – Formal Upright & Informal Upright
Bonsai Pot Shape – Square, rectangle, oval, round
bonsai-tree-formal-upright Bonsai-tree-Pyracantha
Bonsai Style – Slanting
Bonsai Pot Shape – Square, rectangle, oval, round, hexagonal, octagonal
Bonsai-Tree-Slanting Bonsai-tree-Pinus
Bonsai Style – Semi-cascade
Bonsai Pot Shape – Square, hexagonal, octagonal,deep square, deep hexagonal, deep octagonal
Bonsai-tree-Carmona bonsai-tree-semi-cascade
Bonsai Style – Cascade
Bonsai Pot Shape – Square, hexagonal, octagonal,deep square, deep hexagonal, deep octagonal
Bonsai-tree-Juniperus Bonsai-tree-Glycosmis
Bonsai Style – Twin or Multi-Trunk
Bonsai Pot Shape – Rectangle, oval, round
Bonsai-tree-Murraya Bonsai-tree-Ficus
Bonsai Style – Group or Forest
Bonsai Pot Shape – Shallow rectangle, shallow oval, shallow round
Bonsai Tree - Fir Bonsai-tree-Serissa

Here are a few more articles on how to choose bonsai pots for our bonsai trees.
What Bonsai Pots for What Bonsai Trees?
Bonsai Pot – Get the Right Size for Our Tree
Bonsai Pots of Different Materials
Bonsai Pots of Different Shapes and Sizes
Is Your Bonsai Tree Ready for a Bonsai Pot?
Choosing Your Bonsai Pots

One Comment to “Bonsai Pots for Different Bonsai Styles”

  1. Diana says:

    I was wondering which plants/trees work better in the trays? And, can you really make a “multi-trunked tree” Bonsai by cutting down a maple to just above the soil line & letting it do it’s thing, naturally? If so, when is the best time of year to do the cutting? Only ask, because I read/saw it in a book of Bonsai “short-cuts.”

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