Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest

When you purchase this meditative bonsai we'll donate $5 to American Forests.

$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.

We’ve partnered with American Forests on Wildlands for Wildlife, an initiative to save critical ecosystems and the endangered species who call them home. Purchase a Bonsai Forest and we’ll donate $5 toward their efforts.


Click here and here for more bonsai trees!

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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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:
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 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (53)
  • Accurate instructions (41)
  • Healthy (12)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Hardy (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (8)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (57)
  • Garden (14)
  • Patio (10)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Pool area (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (32), Avid gardener (29), Master gardener (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (68)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

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...Read complete review

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!

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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

Exporting the Redwood to India!

By 

from Fairfax, CA (Bay Area)

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

    I will visit my dear friends in India next month. My friend's husband esp loved the Redwoods when he visited here a few years ago. Obviously those trees won't grow well outside in India, but I'm hoping he can created a bonsai phenomena inside his apartment! & share with his friends the glories of the Redwoods!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By 

    from New England

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

    Husband was really excited when he started growing the seeds, took tender care and followed directions but he barely has 3 sprouts (Dec to June).

    Service and delivery comments:

    Uncommon Goods has the best customer service

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Gift!

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Indoors

      Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

      My dad will use it indoors. It is a special gift/memory that will last for a long time.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Loved it!

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        Bought this for my fiance's father for Father's Day. He's a loved and avid gardener of trees, specifically Dawn Redwoods. This was a perfect find and he loved it. I especially loved the neat metal box it comes in.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Great Concept....but never grew

        By 

        from Virginia

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

        • Difficult To Store
        • Difficult To Use
        • Never grew

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        The idea was fabulous, but we tried a couple of times and nothing ever seemed to grow, a year later and I think we've given up...disappointing.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service and delivery were awesome as always

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Best bought around summertime

        By 

        from Illinois

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        Was a little disappointed that most of the seeds did not sprout. Of the ones that did, they all died. My boyfriend followed all the given directions, but after a couple months, the 4 seeds that sprouted have all died. I think it's just because the plant wasn't able to receive proper sunlight since they were planted in the winter. They were placed under a room with lots of light but it didn't seem to do the job. Maybe if they were planted later, they wouldn't have died.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Some of the seeds had fallen out onto the box when the package was delivered.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great gift idea

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        This gift was sent directly to my mom so I did not assess the product myself. But it's a unique idea and a great gift for many.

        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great packaging.

        By 

        from Twinsburg. Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

        Ask me later. I'm sending it to my son in two weeks.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        So disappointing!

        By 

        from Flagstaff, AZ

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

            For the price of this kit I expected so much more. The picture shows actual plants, not seeds and a tin pot. I bought this as a gift and I feel bad for giving it. All of the seedlings have died. I feel ripped off.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Failed gift for son

            By 

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • attractive packaging

            Cons

            • didn't grow
            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest:

              The seeds simply didn't grow. We had three out of 15 seeds germinate. They grew to about two inches and then died. We followed the instructions.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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