PLEASE NOTE: If you purchase any bonsai on this page, you will receive the bonsai in the photo, not a look-alike.  

Julian Velasco was the curator of the world famous bonsai collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for 11 years, from 2006 to 2017.
He began his bonsai studies under Chase Rosade for 3 years in the 1990's and then spent 3 years as an apprentice under Robert Mahler
who at that time was the curator of the Bonsai Collection at the garden. The combined 6 year apprenticeship led to Julian
being named curator when Mahler stepped down in the spring of 2006.
In the late 1990's I met Julian for the first time when he asked if he could come to my nursery a few times a week to work on my bonsai
and bring some he was working on for a critique. The first tree he brought was a Dwarf Japanese Juniper bonsai, and one look told me that this
was someone with an inner understanding of the art of bonsai that was above and beyond that of the average hobbyist.  Anyone with a desire to learn can be taught
basic methods and concepts about the art of bonsai and become a skilled hobbyist over time.  I taught a Sunday morning class for 6 to 8 students at my store
from the 1980's through the 1990's.  Well over a thousand students passed through my doors, but none had the natural instincts and insight that I saw in Julian on that first day.
Every bonsai & pre-bonsai in this section has been hand-styled by Mr. Velasco.  The fact that Julian has chosen Bonsai of Brooklyn as the outlet to offer his bonsai for sale
for the first time gives me great pride.  To learn more about Julian Velasco, his philosophy and his experiences as curator of one of the great bonsai collections in the world
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Julian Velasco is available for in-home maintenance, private classes and group classes from beginner to advanced students.
For information please e-mail    bonsai.three@gmail.com    Please include a phone number and best time to call.


We began this page in July 2016 with 2 species of bonsai.  Premna & American Beech.
We will be adding bonsai & pre-bonsai to this section as they become ready for sale.

Black Type indicates bonsai that need cold winters
Green Type indicates bonsai that need cool to cold winters
Red Type indicates bonsai that need warm winters
Blue Type indicates bonsai that need warm winters, and can survive with little direct sun

Finished Bonsai
Common Name Winter Temperature Range  
American Beech 20 to 50 degrees Details
Barbados Cherry 50 Degrees To Room Temp. Details
Brush Cherry 50 Degrees To Room Temp. Details
Chinese Elm 30 to 60 degrees Details
Dwarf Japanese Juniper 30 to 60 degrees Details
Neea Buxifolia 50 Degrees To Room Temp. Details
Premna 50 Degrees To Room Temp. Details
Tiger Bark Ficus                                     Added 06/14 50 to Room Temp Details
Pre-Bonsai
Birch 20 to 50 degrees Details
Chinese Elm 30 to 60 degrees Details
Premna 50 Degrees To Room Temp. Details
Tiger Bark Ficus 50 to Room Temp Details
Witch Hazel 20 to 50 degrees Details


At Julian Velasco's request, bonsai will be marked "SOLD" as they are purchased,
but their photos will remain on their page for you to enjoy.

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