What is a Bonsai? The Japanese translation of the word Bonsai means tree in pot and is pronounced as BONES-EYE. Bonsai is not a tree species, just a miniaturized shrub, tree, or bush by technique of maintain such species in smaller containers, trimming the foliage once a desired shape/height is obtained, and the trimming of roots periodically.
Below are various topics concerning Bonsai and many website links with bonsai information that SABS has found useful. All websites listed are a recommendation and not sponsored or reviewed by SABS. With all the information presented below, be sure the species of trees will grow within your hardiness zone(s). San Antonio’s hardiness zones are 8 and 8a.