What is the oldest bonsai in the world

Top 5: The oldest bonsai

Trees can live and grow for thousands of years. Bonsai can also get very old if they are well cared for.

Some of the oldest bonsai in the world are over 800 years old. They are the result of many generations who have designed and cared for them with patience and hard work. This article shows some of the most famous and ancient bonsai. Have fun watching!

(# 1) Ficus bonsai near Crespi, Italy - over 1000 years old

This ficus bonsai is reportedly over a thousand years old, the oldest bonsai in the world. It is the most eye-catching tree that can be seen in the Italian Crespi Bonsai Museum. Photo by Crespi.

(# 2) Pine bonsai in the Mansei-en bonsai garden, Japan - proven to be over 1000 years old

This pine has a proven age of more than a thousand years. It was collected from nature in Japan. It is still raw material as the design is ongoing. The tree is located at the Kato family's Mansei-en bonsai nursery in Omiya, Japan. Photo by Morten Albek.

(# 3) 800 year old bonsai, in the Shunka-en Bonsai garden, by Kunio Kobayashi

A stunning tree that can be seen in the Shunka-en garden. The tree is estimated to be 800 years old.

(# 4) 800 year old bonsai, also in the Shunka-en bonsai garden

A remarkable tree that is known for its particularly old age. The tree is reportedly over 800 years old and one of the most expensive bonsai around. Its owner, Master Kobayashi, is one of the most famous bonsai artists in the world and has won the prestigious Japanese Prime Minister award four times. His Shunka-en bonsai nursery is located in Tokyo and is open to visitors.

(# 5) The girl's jaws that survived Hiroshima

This tree has been bonsai for nearly 400 years and is the result of the patient work of six generations of the Yamaki family. But what really makes him special is that he was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell in 1945. The tree survived and was later donated to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington. Photo: National Bonsai & Penjing Museum.