Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest

Includes everything you need to cultivate a grove of miniature trees from seedlings to forest.

$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.

Click here and here for more bonsai trees!

Click to see Planting & Care Tips.

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
Ingredients
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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
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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4.1

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (60)
  • Accurate instructions (47)
  • Healthy (14)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Hardy (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (67)
  • Garden (14)
  • Patio (12)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Pool area (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (41), Avid gardener (31), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (78)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I have 20 seedlings!!! Can't wait for my trees

I've read reviews and most of us have great fun and success growing this bonsai forest. I now have 20 seedings growing in the pots! I started by putting seeds in a wet paper...Read complete review

I've read reviews and most of us have great fun and success growing this bonsai forest. I now have 20 seedings growing in the pots! I started by putting seeds in a wet paper towel on a saucer, and placing it under a table lamp for a week. Then I followed the instructions and within 10 days I had sprouts. More each day. Sits on my dining table with east facing window and morning light (not direct sunlight). The sprouts follow the light so turn them around everyday! Love watching Nature

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seed not Viable

I was sure I would enjoy this gift when it arrived, but that is not entirely the case. After following the planting instructions very precisely, only one of the seeds from the packet...Read complete review

I was sure I would enjoy this gift when it arrived, but that is not entirely the case. After following the planting instructions very precisely, only one of the seeds from the packet sprouted and continues to thrive. A single tree is hardly what I had envisioned when opening the gift. I've contacted customer service via email asking if I could have another packet of seeds sent along but have gotten no response thus far. I am holding out hope that I will get some replacement seeds as I am not looking forward to having to return this gift.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I haven't killed them yet...!

By 

from Appleton WI

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Packaging
  • Contains Everything You Need
  • Good Quality
  • Great Customer Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

    I purchased this kit a couple months ago for my desk at work, and it's exactly as advertised. It arrived promptly, contained everything I needed, and looked good too (especially if you were to get this as a gift for someone and the presentation is important).

    My first seeds sprouted after a couple weeks and quickly got a couple inches tall, however I did have a little problem with my plants suddenly turning purple and wilting... I'm not an experienced gardener (in fact, I have the blackest of thumbs; everything I touch seems to wilt and die), so I emailed customer support with some pics and they were very kind (and expedient!) in helping me out -- they gave me some advice and even send me some additional seeds in case mine didn't all make it. Now my little redwoods are a couple months along and I (surprisingly) haven't killed them yet!

    Overall, a good price on a quality item and fantastic customer service. Would recommend any time!

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    1.0

    Seeds did not come up.

    By 

    from Tillamook, Oregon

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

    Wish it would have worked. I followed all instructions exactly as written.

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So far... GREAT!

    By 

    from Kodiak, AK

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Patio

      Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

      I planted about 20 seeds. 15 of them sprouted. I lost 7. So far 8 of them are doing well. I made my own incubator, old fish tank, wrapped in foil and LED kitchen light. I watered every 3 days. The light was on for 12 hours a day until they sprouted then reduced to 6 -8 hours. They took about 1 month to sprout. A common weed that sprouts with bonsai was also coming up. Make sure you pull those!! At 2 inches tall I moved them to the window. I water about every other day to 2 days. I'm in Alaska and so far they've done well with darkness and mild chill. THEY ARE INDOORS. With more sunlight coming for summer im sure they will thrive. First I had multiple seeds in one pot but after about an inch i transferred them all to their own. They are fragile while small so if you do move them handle them gently.

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      5.0

      So great!!!

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Getting Started

      Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

      So great! For starters the packaging is beautiful! For seconds they are so great! Instructions were right that it took about a month to see sprouts. I know some people here said theirs didn't grow - I gave mine the sunniest spot I had and 1.5 oz of water per day per planter and I got about 15 sprouts! 5 months along and they are still going strong although they are high maintenance and still get 1.5 oz of water per day (and are still in the sunniest spot I have)! Enjoy!

       
      5.0

      Christmas Morning Delight!

      By 

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        Delighted on Christmas morning, and a gift that provides joy through the year. These gifts never disappoint!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Started great, ended with sadness

        By 

        from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lots of seeds

        Cons

        • Pests & Disease

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        Really easy instructions and simple enough to follow. This was my favorite part of the item and I did my research before purchasing. I started off with about 10 saplings and 6 stayed through the eleven months. I was expecting it grow faster than it did. At 11 months they are still spindly and no needles have come in. I was worried but continued being patient even though they should have grown much larger by this point. In the last few weeks, the saplings have slowly died. I have one left and expect it to die soon as well. I have not overwatered nor underwatered them. I am very disappointed with the outcome of these trees, and am hesitant to get into bonsai again.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Got more than I wanted

        By 

        from Alaska

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

          I thought I'd get maybe 2 or 3 trees out of the seed pack. Afterall So many people tend to not be able to grow them. I have 14 trees coming up. 14! What am I going to do with 14 trees?

          My secret is I used the soil given. I took an old 10 gallon fish tank and wrapped it in foil. Set an LCD light on it. You know like the kind you put in your kitchen. I water every other day. For the first 3 weeks the light was on 24/7. Oh, I also enclosed the top with foil. Now they are sprouted I turn the light off when I'm at work. Be patient and keep them warm and they'll grow.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          What a unique gift.

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          from House springs, MO

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Patio

            Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

            What a great idea for a lasting gift. What a unique idea for a reasonable price.

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            • Personal

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far nothing has come-up, but it is early and I am still h

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            from Philadelphia PA 19119

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

              I have nothing further to say.

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              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful bonsai kit

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              from Maryland

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                This is a wedding gift for friends who are nature lovers (and the husband actually works in and with nature for the government). I believe they will appreciate the idea behind watching the bonsai grow and caring for it together as they share their new life and grow as a couple themselves.

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