Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree

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

$36.00

Crepe Cultivation

Patience is a virtue. The ancient Japanese art of bonsai stems from the meditative search for the essence of nature over years of cultivation. Begin your exploration of this horticultural tradition with these bonsai specimen kits. Each one includes everything you need to start growing your own crepe myrtle bonsai tree--seeds, growing medium, bonsai pruners, detailed directions, and a recycled US steel grow box.

A deciduous tree with textured, grey-on-red-bark, crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is one of the loveliest and easiest bonsai varieties to grow. During the second year of cultivation, leaves change from green to red through the spring. The tree has tiny pink-to-red flowers that grow on new wood and appear during summer months. Crepe myrtle bonsai may also be displayed during the winter months, after its leaves have fallen, to reveal its wonderful trunk color and structure. Kit made in Idaho.

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Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
metal, growing medium, recycled steel, crepe myrtle seeds
Measurements
4.5" L x 4.5" W x 7.25" H
Ingredients
Care
Plant according to included instructions.
Notes
Kit includes: tree seed, growing medium, bonsai scissors, recycled US steel box, directions.

Photo shows crepe myrtle at 5 years old.
Item ID
26770

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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UncommonGoodsCrepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (11)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (16)
  • Garden (7)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (7), Avid gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Gift!!! Arrived as expected

The packaging was beautiful. The steel tin pot it arrives in is quite attractive. The instructions were easy although I am pretty handy in the house plants arena; the instructions a beginner could...Read complete review

The packaging was beautiful. The steel tin pot it arrives in is quite attractive. The instructions were easy although I am pretty handy in the house plants arena; the instructions a beginner could follow.

As long as you have the patience to grow a tree from a seed it appears to be a great purchase. And they send you ample seeds so there are many to choose from at time of germination.

Highly recommended as a gift to a plant lover or to spark the interest of a newbie to see planting and beginning bonsai

Only con is that one may desire a bit more soil in the pot but other than that everything was just as described

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what you expect, and over priced.

I did not realize when I purchased the tree that it needed to be planted and grown from a seed. I did not look at the product close enough apparently. If I knew I...Read complete review

I did not realize when I purchased the tree that it needed to be planted and grown from a seed. I did not look at the product close enough apparently. If I knew I was ordering seeds I wouldn't have purchased this item, because I was looking to give my Mother-in-law a baby or small tree. I understand that this was my error.

I plan to plant the seeds and hopefully give the tree as a gift next year.

The package comes in a tin square pot as seen in the pictures. The sheers came to me rusty and hard to use. Overall, the entire package is nice, as long as you know what you are purchasing. I would suggest buying seeds from another place though. Frankly for what I got from this site was overpriced and not a great as picking out your own pot and other accessories. If I wanted to grow seeds I would have bought them from somewhere else and went shopping for a prettier pot.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice plant

By 

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

    Perfect for anyone who wants to grow a bonsai tree

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Cute packaging—let's see if it grows!

    By 

    from Georgia

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

      I am giving this to my father-in-law for Christmas. He is a huge green thumb (as am I), so hopefully he can get it to grow. The packaging is adorable and very sturdy. I like that the tree can be grown in the box it ships in.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      so excited!

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors

        Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

        So excited for my mother and I to grow our trees together. I actually think its meaningful to start from a seed and see your plant grow overtime. My mother's has started growing already after two weeks (supposed to take up to a month). Mine has yet to sprout but i have been enjoying looking every few days hoping to see new life! :)

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great gift idea!

        By 

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

          I bought this as a gift for my mother. She is a beginner gardener, and this gift is perfect for her to use indoors! She has a crepe myrtle in her yard, and now she can have an easy to grow bonsai in her office!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was incredibly quick and the packaging kept the plant safe!

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not recommend - just a seed and dirt, no tree :(

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          from SoCal

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not at all what I thought it would be.

            Best Uses

            • None.

            Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

            Not at all what I thought we were purchasing. Just a seed and dirt. Very embarrassing and very disappointed. Will never purchase from this site again.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I will buy thus product again!

            By 

            from St. Louis

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

              Very cool, she loved it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful Gift...hope it grows!

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

                I purchased this as a birthday gift for a friend. The packaging is beautiful. I just hope it grows so that she can enjoy it!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                great gift

                By 

                from Modesto, ca

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

                  We have crepe myrtle outside, so now I can enjoy one inside.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Recipient Loved It!

                  By 

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

                    My sister loved it! Has planted the tree, but still waiting for germination. The instructions were ver thorough.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Bonsai Crepe Myrtle Trees - Can't wait to see it blooming.

                    By 

                    from South Florida

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                    • Wait For It To Bloom

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Specimen Tree:

                    Too early to rate. Receipient said that she was pleased with the gift. Would nurture and care for it -- hoping it would bloom and be a beautiful as pictured.

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                    • Personal
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                    • Yes

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