The object to the right of the tree in all the photos that follow is a ruler in inches.
It is there to help you judge the size of the pre-bonsai pictured.
Some pre-bonsai cannot tolerate a trip from the east coast to the west coast
by ground shipping, which takes a full week (5 business days) to arrive. Delivery time by
UPS is guaranteed, delivery time by the U.S. Postal Service is not guaranteed. If the shipping
option you selected could jeopardize the safe delivery of your order, we will contact you.
You will have the option of switching to a faster (and more expensive) delivery option or canceling
your order This only applies to orders using the U.S. Postal Service or UPS Ground to 5
day delivery zones. To see the transit time to your location, go to www.ups.com, click
"Time in Transit" and put in our zip code (11223) and yours.
Due to our special shipping methods, we ship
Sub-Tropical pre-bonsai year-round. There is no additional charge to our customers for this
service. The only requirement is that delivery must be made in one to
three days to areas where the temperature goes below freezing. If delivery is to the warmer
southern regions, a longer delivery time may be possible. If you're not sure what
shipping method is best, drop us an e-mail requesting information, or call us at 917-325-3954 7 days a week between 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Don't forget to
include your zip code a phone number and the species you're interested in. We'll look into what methods
will work for your order, and call or write back to you.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we do not ship
pre-bonsai outside the U.S.A.
The following information relates to winter temperature requirements.
on the following page are divided into three
Temperate trees (black type) which need cold in winter
Sub-tropical trees (red type) which cannot tolerate cold in winter, and
Trees that can tolerate below freezing temperatures, but will survive
in a winter environment that does not go much below (but not much above) 50.
Subtropical pre-bonsai should never go below freezing, and in many cases the 40's is too cold. Temperate
pre-bonsai must be kept cold in winter. Some species can survive winter temperatures that get no
lower than the 50's, but they can tolerate temperatures which go below freezing (
There is a huge difference in temperature range in the U.S. so there's no way to give you advice
without knowing where you live. The listings on the following page shows the lowest and highest
each pre-bonsai can tolerate in winter. Going above or below these limits can be harmful to your pre-bonsai,
so if you need help deciding what species will do best in your part of the country, let me know what
the normal winter low is in your area, and if you plan to keep your pre-bonsai outdoors or indoors.
Keep in mind that the above relates to winter care. From spring to fall, all pre-bonsai can take
temperatures in the 80's and 90's as long as they are watered properly.
You can send an e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 917-325-3954 during the day with questions about the
above or any other bonsai questions you may have.
Please click the photo above for a listing of all our pre-bonsai trees.
If you have no prior experience making a bonsai from pre-bonsai material, please write or call us at 917-325-3954 before you order. We will be happy to
suggest the proper size pot and discuss what other items you might need for the material you are considering. We can also give you suggestions, including what time of the year
is safest for re-potting it. Please include the names(s) of the pre-bonsai you're considering, your city, state and what information you're looking for in your E-mail.
As with most other hobbies, there are many factors that determine whether the "do-it-yourself" approach is the best way for you to begin.
Unlike other bonsai web-sites you may have visited, we will send you the exact pre-bonsai in the photo. The photos are replaced or the pages are removed every evening.
In the event that more than one person orders the same pre-bonsai before the index can be adjusted, the first to order will receive the pre-bonsai in the photo. We will contact the other person(s) and offer either a substitute, or a refund.
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