Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest

Enjoy some meditative greenery and cultivate your own bonsai tree forest with this kit.

$50.00

Personal Forest

Bring the essence of nature and meditative relaxation to your life with this engaging bonsai kit. It contains everything you need to cultivate a grove of miniature trees that you foster along, from seedling to bonsai forest—redwood and moss seeds, growing medium, seedling training pots, bonsai shears, river stones, detailed directions, and a recycled US steel grow box.

These tiny trees are actually ancestors of the giant California redwood. Called Dawn redwoods, they were thought to be extinct until the 1940s, when one was discovered growing in a rice field in central China. And even though its towering relative is an evergreen, the Dawn redwood is one of only two known deciduous conifers. In the fall, their leafy needles turn from green to yellow to copper, bringing the pageant of the changing seasons to your desk or kitchen window. Kit made in Idaho.

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Click to see Planting & Care Tips.

Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
metal, growing medium, recycled steel, moss seed, redwood tree seed
Measurements
9.5" L x 9.5" W x 3.25" H
Care
Plant according to included instructions.
Click to see Planting & Care Tips.
Notes
Kit includes: tree and moss seed, seedling training pots, growing medium, bonsai scissors, river stone, recycled US steel box and directions.

Photo shows the bonsai at 3 years old.
Item ID
26772

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UncommonGoodsDawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
 
4.3

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (37)
  • Accurate instructions (26)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Hardy (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (37)
  • Garden (11)
  • Patio (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Pool area (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (51), No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (20), Avid gardener (19), Master gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (16), Husband (11), Father (6), Child (4), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (23), Birthday (19), Other (6), Father’s day (3)

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5.0

My Dad loved this gift!

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from Brooklyn, NY

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

    Easy to use, instructions supply you with everything you need.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    The dawn of a great gift

    By 

    from Tuba City, AZ

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

      It is a gift

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Buyer beware

      By 

      from Dayton Oh

      About Me Getting Started

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

          The picture looked lovely and it seemed like it would be fun to grow a bonsai forest. I fully understood that it takes years to achieve a result like the pictures. I did not expect that of about 100 seeds, only 4 would sprout (I'm talking about the regular seeds and the emergency back-up seeds they send -tells you something!). Something is wrong with this picture. After faithfully following all directions, results were as described. I recommend Uncommon Goods drops this product,as it could be seen as false advertising.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          They loved the gift

          By 

          from Miami, FL

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

              They have a small yard and my son in law has some Japanese heritage so this was a great fit for them as a gift.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Anniversary

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great gift for 5th Wedding Anniversary

              By 

              from Cranston, RI

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Directions for care seem complicated

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Office

              Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

              The traditional 5th Wedding Anniversary gift is... wood. What to do? This is a perfect, yet unique option for the gift and my husband was very impressed! The packaging is attractive and everything with the product seems well-thought-out. Our only concern right now is that the directions for care seem complicated. I will update the review once we have it put together and see how well it is (or isn't) going!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Anniversary

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect

              By 

              from Hiram, Ga

              About Me Avid Gardener

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                I never could have anticipated how much my husband has enjoyed his bonsai redwood forest. He had no trouble getting the seeds started; in fact, he had so many come up that he has thinned them out and potted one individually for planting in our yard. He checks on his forest everyday and babies his trees. This gift has brought him so much joy. Thank you, Uncommon Goods!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Awesome, But . . .

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Patio
                  • Pool Area

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                  My co-worker loved it, but only two of the seeds sprouted. So, he has two small sprouts in a huge planter. I wish they would have provided more seeds in case something like this happened.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Gift

                  By 

                  from FL

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                    Our (adult) son has visited redwood forest and was in interested in starting a bonsai; what an appropriate gift! He was so excited to receive it.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Looks Great "But"

                    By 

                    from Hayes Virginia

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                      I even purchase a "Miracle-Gro AeroGarden" but could not get the seeds to germinate.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      (31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My forest great but I have a HINT to grow!!!

                      By 

                      from Sterling Heights Michigan

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                        The entire package is wonderful and will be perfect for my desk. But, after 2 packets of seeds and only two trees growing I was disappointed. I talked to Uncommon Goods customer service and they set me up with another TWO sets of seeds. I was NOT going to waste my second chance. I read a little on the web and came up with my plan. THE SECRET FOR ME WAS TO SOAK THE SEEDS FOR 4 DAYS PRIOR TO PLANTING. I did everything else exactly the same as before and I have easily 24 trees with more coming up!!!! I didn't even need the second set of seeds. I am very pleased with my forest. Thanks to Uncommon goods and good luck everyone with your future forests!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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