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Fruit Bonsai Tree

If you want to relish the joy of homegrown organic fruits, then dive in as we list 15 beautiful bonsai trees. The most popular bonsai fruit trees include Crabapple, Pomegranate, Lemon trees, etc. However, you could also try other varieties like Cherry, Blueberry, or Tamarind.

You can make any tree into bonsai. And this article is all about fruit bonsai trees!

In the bonsai technique, plant species are kept in a miniature form by training the plants over the years. The bonsai-making process includes a few essential steps like pruning, wiring, repotting, etc. After the training period, the tree naturally exhibits stunt growth with reduced leaves and branches, though the fruits from these bonsai trees stay relatively big or actual size.

Here is the list of 15 beautiful bonsai fruit trees. Read on further to know more about each one of them.

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1.Mango Bonsai Fruit TreeMango trees are the natives of tropical regions that are well-known for their ripe and unripe fruits. They produce fruits mostly in the summer season. Their leaves are narrow and shape-edged.
2.Guava Fruit BonsaiGuava is commonly cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions. These trees produce tasty fruits almost all year. These trees spread a little fragrance.
3.Papaya Fruit BonsaiPapaya trees produce large leaves, fruits and less branches. These unripe fruits have some medicinal benefits. They prefer mostly sunny areas to grow.
4.Jamun Bonsai Fruit TreeJamun is a fast growing plant that produces yummy fruits and is well- known for its medicinal benefits in some countries. They are mostly grown in tropical regions.
5.Orange Bonsai Fruit TreeOrange tree is a beautiful looking tree which is suitable for making bonsai trees. They produce tasty fruits and shiny leaves.
6.Coconut Fruit BonsaiCoconut trees are actually not so good for making a bonsai. But, with a little difficulty it can be converted into a bonsai. Follow the care and growing tips to grow them easily at home.
7.Apple BonsaiApple tree looks beautiful with its densely grown leaves, fragrant flowers, tiny fruits and aerial roots. It grows easily. It lives more than 50-60 years.
8.Meyer Lemon Bonsai TreeThe lemon tree is a famous citrus tree grown all year round for its evergreen glossy green leaves, lovely yellow fruits, and a fantastic lemony scent. It can be grown effortlessly.
9.Fig Bonsai Fruit TreeFig. It is an edible fruit for the plant Ficus carica. It is native to West Asian and Mediterranean regions, though it is grown worldwide for fruits and ornamental purposes.
10.Cherry Bonsai Fruit plantDifferent varieties of Cherries are available, and they are either sweet or sour. They grow evergreen leaves throughout the year and flower during the spring. ‘Bright n Tight’ and ‘Yoshino’ are the two types of most commonly grown Cherry bonsai plants.
11.Pomegranate Bonsai Fruit TreeThe pomegranates are originally native to Armenia, Iran, and North India but are also found in Mediterranean and Asian countries. They have grey-brown bark that gets flaky as the plant ages.
12.Calamondin Bonsai Fruit PlantThe Calamondins are citrus fruits native to south and east Asian countries like the Philippines and China. It bears sour and tangy fruits, and it tastes more like lemons though it has more tangerine sweetness.
13.Crabapple Fruit Bonsai TreeThe Crabapples are native to North America and Asian countries. They are small and sour apples. Often they are tart with a mix of sweet and sour tastes
14.Banana Bonsai Fruit TreeBananas are native to India and Southeast Asian countries. They produce fruits similar to full-size plants, and these are edible with a smooth texture and sweet flavours.
15.Olive Fruit Bonsai TreeOlive trees are widespread in the Mediterranean and European regions. It holds the symbolic importance of divinity and tranquillity.
16.Tamarind Fruit Bonsai PlantTamarind is grown for its pulpy fruits and evergreen leaves. The fruit is tangy and is used to flavour cuisines. Bonsai tamarind trees are also grown for their attractive rough bark.
17.Pear Bonsai Fruit PlantPear trees bear deciduous leaves and are grown for their tasty fruits. It’s an outdoor plant with white fragrant flowers attracting birds and bees.
18.Persimmon Fruit BonsaiPersimmons can be quickly grown into bonsai trees. They adapt to a wide range of soil, primarily pest-free and drought-resistant.
19.Cotoneaster Fruit Bonsai TreeThe cotoneasters are small shrubs or trees natively grown in Europe, Asia, and North African countries. They have small dark green leaves with tiny white flowers.
20.Black currant Fruit BonsaiEasily grown bonsai fruit plant. Do not crack or dry up quickly. It lacks berries and becomes a lovely ornamental plant





21.Blueberry Fruit BonsaiThe berries are blue with light green foliage. It produces white flowers and glossy green leaves. Leaves change to red colour during fall
22.Quinces Fruit Bonsai TreeThe quince trees are deciduous and have broad leaves. These plants are native to European and East Asian countries. 

Now that we have listed the 15 bonsai fruit trees, let’s summarise each of these fruit trees.

1. Mango Bonsai Fruit Tree (Mangifera)

Height10-15 feet.
Width 4-5 feet wide.
Sunlight 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. It needs a lot of light. 
WateringRegular watering for 2-3 years.
LifespanUp to 100 years.

Like all other fruit bonsai trees, we can also bonsai a mango tree. Bonsai mango trees produce edible fruits that are almost similar to a normal mango in size. But it may not produce as many fruits as a normal mango tree produces as the normal mango tree will have more branches than the bonsai. Mango trees are natives of India, as they like warm weather conditions. So, they are named Mangifera indica. But you can grow a mango bonsai tree anywhere in the world if you give enough care and attention.

Some dwarf species in the mango family will allow you to grow them in pots or containers. If you are planning to grow a mango bonsai tree in a pot, then make sure you let it observe for 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. This mango bonsai thrives in full sun, as they love tropical climates. It is better to place it in the west or south directions. Water your bonsai regularly if it is placed in a pot. 
You don’t have to water much if the mango tree is planted in the ground. Use a balanced fertilizer to fertilize it. It should be fertilized on a regular basis in the growing season.

2. Guava Fruit Bonsai (Psidium guajava)

Height It can be maintained at a height of up to 3 meters.
Width A mature plant can be 4-5 feet wide.
SunlightIt needs direct sunlight. 
WateringIt needs moderate watering.
Lifespan30-40 years with proper care.

Guava trees love tropical climates and enjoy being outdoors until the temperature falls too low. There are some species in guava that are suitable for growing in pots. It is better to keep your guava bonsai tree outside in the full sun, but placing it indoors will not bother you until you provide it with proper care. Also, it can be maintained easily indoors, with proper pruning. The leaves and flowers of the guava bonsai tree are a little fragrant. Furthermore, guava bonsai trees produce smaller edible fruits than the normal size of guava. 

It is a low-care bonsai plant. It thrives in direct sunlight. But, it will be better, if you bring them indoors at night during winters. Water your bonsai guava tree moderately. Make sure that the soil never dries out. Guava needs more water in the growing season. Reduce watering it in winters. Use high-quality soil as you are potting your plant. Fertilize it regularly, in the growing season that is from spring to autumn. 
You can reduce fertilizing it in winters. Pruning the guava tree is necessary to maintain the desired shape as the stems of guava grow fast and may disturb the shape and spoil the look of the room.

3. Papaya Fruit Bonsai (Carica papaya)

Height 4-5 feet.
Width3-4 feet
SunlightIt needs 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. It tends to be in full sun for a long time.
WateringThese trees require a lot of water to survive.
Lifespan5-6 years.

The botanical name of Papaya is Carica papaya. This type of plant may not be suitable to grow indoors. Because, it can grow up to 15 feet in height and then start producing fruits. But, there are some techniques that help us to make papaya bonsai trees and you can keep them indoors with proper care.

You should use a 15-20 gallon container to plant papaya. Place your papaya bonsai tree in a place that gets the maximum direct sunlight. Rotate the tree so that every part of the papaya tree gets proper sunlight. Also, always maintain your bonsai in a humid environment. In dry conditions, try misting the tree. Water your tree regularly.  
This bonsai needs plenty of water. Fertilize it regularly with a balanced fertilizer, as it is a fast-growing tree. Pruning appropriately keeps your plant dwarf and easy to maintain indoors.

4. Jamun Bonsai Fruit Tree ( Syzygium cumini)

Height It depends on your pruning, it is easy to maintain a Jamun bonsai tree at a height of 4-6 feet.
Width It produces more fruits if it has a width of 3-4 feet. 
SunlightIt needs full to partial direct sunlight.
WateringWater enough of your bonsai Jamun tree to help its growth.
Lifespan100+ years.

Syzygium cumini or Jamun is an evergreen plant that grows fast within a short span. This plant originated in tropical countries. In India, it is well-known for its medicinal benefits. They can be grown indoors by making bonsai trees. These bonsai species grow well if you properly take care of them.

As jamun trees are native to tropical regions, they prefer to be in sunlight for a long time until the temperature rises above 48 degrees Celsius. Also, they cannot tolerate temperatures below 12 degrees Celsius. Young Jamun plants need a lot of water. Water your bonsai jamun tree regularly to increase its growth. 

Use a well-drained soil mix to plant a jamun plant. For fertilizing the jamun bonsai, use organic fertilizers. As it is a bushy tree, it needs to be pruned at regular intervals.

5. Orange Bonsai Fruit Tree (Calamondin orange)

Height It can be maintained at a very low height. 2-3 feet orange bonsai trees can also be observed.
WidthMostly, these are maintained at a width of 3-4 feet.
SunlightDirect sunlight is needed to grow this bonsai at home.
WateringModerate watering.
Lifespan50-60 years.

Orange bonsai trees are one of the best fruiting bonsai trees. They produce tasty edible fruits as well as can give a very beautiful appearance to your home. Calamondin orange is one the species that is often used to make bonsai. These bonsai trees produce green and shiny leaves, beautiful flowers, and tiny oranges that taste like normal oranges. 

Orange bonsai trees thrive best in warm climates. Let the plant receive direct sunlight. It can be placed outdoors but water regularly and thoroughly. It can tolerate little high temperatures. Do not let the plant stay outdoors at night during the winter season. Use well-drained lightweight soil mix. Water your bonsai orange tree frequently. But do not over-water it. Use a diluted liquid fertilizer to fertilize it once a month. Pruning should be done to shape the tree as well as to improve its growth.

6. Coconut Fruit Bonsai (Coco nucifera)

Height Although it grows 30m long, we can make it bonsai and reduce its height to 3-4 feet long.
Width 2-3 feet width.
SunlightAt least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
WateringIt needs to be watered regularly.
Lifespan60-80 years.

It is very difficult to plant a coconut in a pot and make it a bonsai since it does not have branches and roots and grows very rapidly. Bonsai artists maintain them in pots indoors, by pruning their roots and leaves. Not only bonsai artists, but anyone can grow them indoors with some tricks and proper care.

These coconut bonsai trees should be placed in a sunny location and allow them to absorb maximum light. It likes to stay in humid climates, so mist them daily. Furthermore, it can survive in very hot climates, but cannot tolerate extremely low temperatures. Water it thoroughly everyday as it needs more water to survive. Also, always remember to check the soil moisture before watering it. Over-watering can damage your plants’ growth. 
Repot the coconut bonsai at regular intervals and provide it with a fresh soil mix. Fertilize your bonsai whenever it needs. Also, it can be fertilized throughout the year, as it needs more feeding. Organic solid fertilizers or liquid fertilizers are the best to use for fertilizing this plant.

7. Apple Bonsai Tree (Clusia rosea)

HeightIt depends on the species of the plant and the trimming you do. Usually, bonsai apple trees are maintained at a height of 3-6 feet.
WidthA matured bonsai apple tree can have a width of 4-5 feet.
SunlightIt needs to be in full sun. It thrives in sunny locations. But leaving it to extreme temperatures may spoil your bonsai.
WateringIt needs daily watering to maintain the soil moisture. But it should not be over-watered. It needs more water while fruiting.
Lifespan50-80 years with proper care.

The Apple tree or Clusia rosea is a native plant of tropical America. But it can be grown on a tabletop in your home, by making it a bonsai. It grabs our attention with its dense growth of leaves, beautiful fragrant flowers, and aerial roots. In addition to that, it produces edible miniature apples that can make you feel amazed. You do not need to worry about placing this because it can be placed indoors or outdoors according to your availability.

You can keep your apple bonsai indoors, but place it in a sunny location. If you like to place it outdoors, let it observe direct sunlight. But bring it inside in the afternoons of summer. Because your bonsai cannot tolerate high temperatures. Water your apple bonsai tree daily to maintain the moisture in the soil. Do not over-water it. 
Fertilize your bonsai apple tree once every 2 weeks. You can use a bonsai fertilizer. Fertilization should be avoided during fruiting.

8. Meyer Lemon bonsai tree

Height14 – 18 inches
Width4 – 6 inches
Sunlight8 – 12 hours of direct sunlight daily
WateringThey tolerate dryness. Regular watering is needed. Avoid overwatering
LifespanAround 50 years

Meyer lemon bonsai trees are citrus fruit bonsai trees with evergreen leaves. The plant survives best on hot sunny days and is delicate to cold. 

The fruits of the Meyer lemon trees are similar to regular lemons in size and flower, though when grown on a bonsai tree, these lemons look exceptionally large in proportion.

You can harvest edible fruits from these bonsai trees with regular watering, pruning, and wiring. Repotting every 2-3 years is vital to maintaining the nature of the bonsai tree.

9. Fig Bonsai Fruit Tree

Height31 – 36 cm
SunlightFull sunlight, avoid shady or dull location
WateringThey tolerate over or underwatering. Maintain the soil moist to prevent the shedding of leaves
LifespanAround 50 years

The tree has aerial roots and a woody trunk. Often the aerial roots are preferred to style the bonsai using techniques like aerial root pillars and root over rock styles.

When placed in sunlight the plant exhibits vigorous growth, regular pruning and wiring will control the growth in desired direction and shape. The leaves are glossy and leathery in texture.

10. Cherry Bonsai Fruit plant

Height10 – 15 inches
Sunlight8 – 12 hours of direct sunlight daily
WateringNeed more water in the growing season. Reduce the watering in sold season
Lifespan15 – 30 years

The Cherry bonsai trees are evergreen trees or shrubs, with dark green lance-shaped leaves, and firm leaves. They are popular for their beautiful white and pink flowers in the spring season, along with their red delicious fruits in the summer.

The bonsai cherry tree needs careful pruning and wiring to maintain its shape. After the flowers bloom you must take care of the dead and unwanted branches by removing them. This ensures the plant stays in shape and bears the fruits and flowers during the same time period next year.

11. Pomegranate bonsai fruit tree

Height24 inches
Width4 – 6 inches
Sunlight8 – 12 hours of direct sunlight daily
WateringWater regularly in the growing season
Lifespan12 – 15 years

The pomegranate trees bear small, narrow oblong-shaped leaves and are deciduous in nature. It grows trumpet-shaped red-coloured flowers and big red fruits. The fruit has a hard outer layer with lots of seeds on the inside.

Pruning can be done during winter dormancy when the leaves are all shed. Avoid pruning before the spring if you want to grow flowers, the buds usually arise from the tip of the new branches. 

Avoid growing too many fruits on the bonsai tree. These fruits are heavy and can weaken the bark and branches of the tree when overgrown. To avoid the stress over roots do not fertilize the soil during the flowering season and after repotting.

12. Calamondin Fruit Plant

Height15 – 20  inches
SunlightFull sunlight daily, optimal growth when placed outdoor fully exposed to 8 – 10 hours of sunlight
WateringLots of watering is needed in the summer season to encourage growth. During winters check for dryness and water to moisten the soil.
Lifespan12 – 15 years

Prune the calamondin trees during the spring once the flowering is done. This encourages the new branches to grow. Cut the branches at an angle after a leaf node to direct the growth in the desired shape. 

Calamondin is the most commonly picked variety for growing orange bonsai trees. They have evergreen leaves, with fragrant flowers and produce small orange edible fruits.

13. Crabapple Fruit Bonsai Tree

Height6-10 inches
Width2-3 inches
SunlightOutdoor plant. Needs 8 – 12 hours of direct sunlight daily
WateringWater regularly in growing seasons, if not the flowers and fruit might die away. In winter keep the soil moist, do not overwater.
Lifespan40 years

Crabapple bonsai trees are most commonly grown apple trees, as they produce small fruits in different shapes and colours. These bonsai fruit trees can grow white or pinkish five-petaled flowers in the spring and decorate the plant with beautiful fruits in the summer.

14. Banana bonsai fruit tree

Height3’ or more tall
SunlightNeeds 4 – 6 hours of direct sunlight daily
WateringIn warm seasons water slowly over the soil every 2 – 3 days. Never let the soil go completely dry.
Lifespan25 or more years

Great plant to grow in your indoor garden. The long foliage of the plant adds decorative value to the interior. The plant has light to dark green leaves, white fruits, and delicious yellow fruits. With proper pruning and caring, you can maintain the size of the plant without compromising on fruit production.

15. Olive Fruit bonsai trees

Bonsai Tree Olive
HeightAround 40 – 45 cm
SunlightOutdoor plant. Needs 8 – 12 hours of direct sunlight daily. When placed inside they might develop scales due to humidity and lack of sunlight
WateringThey are drought resistant, though water regularly for healthy growth. Keep the soil moist, never water clog the soil
LifespanAverage of 500 years

Pruning can be done every 2 -3 years to control the branch growth. Trim off the old or over branches to encourage vigorous growth the following season. The plant can withstand cold, though avoid freezing temperatures.

16. Tamarind Fruit Bonsai Plant

HeightAround 40 – 45 cm
SunlightGrows maximum when placed in full sun. They also tolerate shade, though fruits grow more when exposed to 6- 8 hours of daily sunlight.
WateringDaily water young plants, but the mature plants can be watered less often, depending on their need.
Lifespan50 – 80 years 

Tamarind bonsai trees are grown for the unique rough trunk texture. They have thin small leaves and pulpy sour fruits. The fruits are widely used in tropical regions to flavor cuisines. 

Regular pruning and wiring are a must to control the branch growth. The plant needs acidic fertilizers to maintain soil fertility.

17. Pear Bonsai Fruit Plant

Height14 – 17 inches
SunlightNeeds full 6 – 8 hours of sunlight daily
WateringDaily water young plants, but the mature plants can be watered less often, depending on their need.
Lifespan50 – 80 years 

The pear bonsai trees are deciduous trees grown outdoors for best results. They need cold winter seasons to allow fruit development. Mostly grown for its delicious fruit and fragrant white flowers.

18. Persimmon Fruit Bonsai

Height12 – 24 inches
SunlightNeeds full 6 – 8 hours of sunlight daily
WateringRegular watering, always check for root moisture.
Lifespan60 years 

Pruning is a concern while growing bonsai persimmons. Only fewer branches are available so it’s better to choose and trim only the necessary branches. Avoid over-pruning for the same reason.

19. Cotoneaster Fruit Bonsai Tree

SunlightFull sunlight. Avoid extremely hot or cold climates.
WateringNeeds more water during summers, though it can survive during droughts.

It takes time to bear fruits. Typical trees take about 1 or 2 years, since these are bonsai trees, and cotoneasters fruit only after 4 or 5 years after planting. They have white and pink flowers in the spring, and red, yellow, or orange-colored, apple-like fruits in the autumn seasons.

20. Black currant Fruit Bonsai

SunlightFull sunlight. Morning sun and afternoon shade
Watering1 inch of water every week, once soaked you can reduce or dry sprinkle the water

Blackcurrants are easily grown fruit plants. You may not worry more about the plant being affected by dryness or cracks. You must pour regular water and provide full sunlight to relish these lovely berries. Chose an appropriate edible variety before you start planting them.

21. Blueberry Fruit Bonsai

Height12 – 24 inches
SunlightFull sunlight. Avoid extremely hot or cold climates.
WateringDaily watering; never let the soil dry out.

The bonsai blueberry trees are packed with white flowers in spring and deciduous fruits in the fall. The foliage is light green during the growing season and turns red during the fall. The berries are usually sky-blue coloured. 

22. Quinces Fruit Bonsai Tree

SunlightFull sunlight to partial shade
WateringDrought tolerant, and It can withstand 1 or 2 weeks without water. Weekly watering is preferred.

The Chinese quinces are best for making a bonsai as they have glossy dark green oval-shaped leaves and coarse twigs. There are pink flowers on the plant during spring, followed by large oval-shaped yellow fruits. 

FAQs:

Q1. Can we bonsai a fruit tree?

Ans. Yes, we can make fruit bonsai trees. But we have to follow the specific bonsai methods to make them bonsai trees. Also, we have to show some care and love in the beginning, until it adjusts to the environment.

Q2. Can we grow fruit bonsai trees indoors?

Ans. Like all other bonsai trees, we can keep the fruit bonsai trees indoors, but different varieties have different light needs. So, it is better to know about the variety of your bonsai fruit tree and follow the steps accordingly.

Q3. Will bonsai fruit trees produce fruits?

Ans. Yes, they produce fruits. Depending on the variety, the size of the fruit may vary but every fruit bonsai tree produces fruits with proper care.

Q4. What are bonsai fruit trees?

Ans. Bonsai fruit trees are indeed fruit trees that are dwarfed using specific methods like trimming, wiring, and potting to maintain easily at home.

Q5. Can we grow bonsai fruit trees in normal soils?

Ans. Yes, we can grow bonsai fruit trees in normal soils. They do not need a special soil mix, but using a quality one helps them to thrive better. To maintain healthy growth, change the soil and fertilize them at regular intervals.

Conclusion

Growing your fruit tree at home saves you from external chemicals and pesticides, though the satisfaction of relishing your own hard reaped fruits can be way too satisfying. If you are all set to taste these beauties, choose your favourite fruit tree and make bonsai trees right away!

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