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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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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UncommonGoodsDawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
 
4.2

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (59)
  • Accurate instructions (46)
  • Healthy (14)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Hardy (8)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (65)
  • Garden (14)
  • Patio (11)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Pool area (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (39), Avid gardener (30), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (76)
    • 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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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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (4 of 4 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.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      What a unique gift.

      By 

      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.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

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

        By 

        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.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful bonsai kit

          By 

          from Maryland

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          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.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not worth it

            By 

            from San Jose ca

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unattractive

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                Really disappointing

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest Review

                By 

                from TN

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Waiting for it to grow. Hopefully it will.

                Best Uses

                • Desk at work
                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                Hoping I followed the instructions correctly and that it will actually grow. It's so pretty in the picture in the catalog.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Seeds won't sprout.

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Nice planting container.

                Cons

                • Instructions don't work

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

                I received this as a Xmas gift. Already had some experience with two bonsai trees.
                Was and still am very excited about this but the bonsai redwood seeds did not sprout. Even the "backup" packet of seeds. I'll see if I can get some more seeds from customer support and try one more time using more detailed sprouting steps from an independent internet source.

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