Dwarf Boxwood Bonsai Tree Care & Description

General Description:

Boxwood Bonsai Trees from our wholesale, online nursery tend to have dense branches and are native to both Asia and Europe. These trees seem to be the favorites of old royalty, as they have been found inside the tombs of Roman nobility. Commercially, the full size version of this tree has been very important since the wood is very strong and heavier than water. Boxwood bonsai trees are very popular for this art form due to its hardy nature, the tiny flowers and leaves, and its tolerance for massive amounts of trimming. It will even tolerate inexperience and neglect, which makes it a perfect tree for beginners.

The boxwoods that we sell are scentless evergreens with leaves that are only 1 inch long or less. It has many features that are desirable in bonsai and because of the way the branches grow, the bonsai looks like a miniaturized version of an ancient shade tree. Now that is perfect! Remember to check out our full selection of bonsai trees for sale online after you have read up on the Boxwood bonsai.


Be careful not to overwater this tree. It does not like “wet” soil as it is accustomed to drier climates. Make sure that the soil is somewhat dry in between your watering.


As stated already, the Boxwood Bonsai Trees are hardy and will tolerate both shady and sunny locations. If placed in a sunny window, it can thrive indoors as well.


Boxwood bonsai trees will need protection from the cold during winter months. If the root system freezes, that is no bueno for the tree. Thus, when the first frosts begin to appear in your area, bring the tree indoors or place in your garage if the temperature remains above freezing there. In the Spring, move the tree back outside as it will enjoy the fresh, warm air.


During growing season, you should aim to fertilize your bonsai about every two weeks. We recommend using Osmocote 14-14-14.


Dwarf boxwoods grow very slowly, making it the perfect bonsai tree for someone who doesn’t have a lot of time for trimming and shaping. You can change the shape of the bonsai into your desired look by thinning or pinching off the unwanted growth. Happy shaping!

Potential Insects or Pests:

Even though your boxwood is hardy and tends to be pest resistant, it is possible to sometimes encounter rust and honey fungus. However, if you maintain proper health through healthy watering and ensuring the leaves are dust free, you will likely never see this bonsai tree suffer.


It is best to repot your Boxwood in the spring every two years, but can also be repotted in the fall if needed. We do not recommend repotting this tree in the hottest months of the summer as it can “shock” the root system. Make sure to fill the pot with new soil that drains well.

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