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Bonsai Tree Seeds
Bonsai Tree Seeds

There are several varieties of Bonsai Trees available at Bonsai nurseries, but these can be very expensive. Another option for growing your own Bonsai Trees is to start them from seeds. Though you may not be able to reproduce the exact tree that you see in the nursery, you can create a miniature Bonsai Tree that is very similar.

It is important to understand that in actuality, there is no such thing as Bonsai Tree seeds. Bonsai Trees are grown from the natural seeds of trees and shrubs that are modified into miniatures through different pruning and growing techniques.
The one exception to this is the Japanese Yatsubusa Tree. This tree has been genetically modified to produce a miniature tree. The genetically modified Bonsai Tree is the result of being infected with a fungus. The fungus produces dwarf shoots when this disease affects the tree; and the seeds produced therefore inherit these genetics. For example, the Chinese Elms, Japanese Black Pines and Trident Maples are three species of Bonsai Trees that suffer from genetic modification due to fungus.

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