indigenous species – totally unique specimens
We Craft Trees For Serious Bonsai Enthusiasts
Our trees are collected and field grown … which means we hunt them in the wild and we raise them in our bonsai garden. We choose only the best because we deserve … and you deserve … only the best.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the bonsai Zach is currently styling.
We expect these beauties to be released for sale in June 2020.
Twice every year a new journey begins. Through rain, cold, sleet, sweltering heat, and notorious mosquitoes, Zach and his wife, Cathy, trudge through the swamps of South Louisiana to bring you the most unique, one-of-a-kind, affordable trees in the industry.
We do it because we love it. We love the hunt; we love the harvest. But most of all, we love the results. To this end, Zach also grows and shapes indigenous trees in his own backyard so he can offer you even more selection.
Zach has one of the keenest eyes in the industry and with over 30 years experience with bonsai, the care and time he puts into every single tree is clear to see …
Bonsai takes time … and Zach takes the time each tree needs so he can be assured that the tree you choose for your collection will be the best it can be. Because of his reputation for quality design, trees that are posted for sale generally are purchased relatively quickly. This means you will never see sub-standard product or receive sub-standard service. To that end, here are a few trees currently available.
Zach and Bonsai South
Each tree you see on this site has been personally collected, grown, selected (for those acquired from other collectors or growers), pruned, potted, and in the case of “finished” trees, styled by Zach.
His bonsai philosophy revolves around one simple mantra:
“Better Material Means Better Bonsai.”
The Bonsai Blog
We have a large library of how-to articles that details for you, step-by-step, how Zach develops both stock material and finished bonsai. Images are included.
sweetgum fast-track stylingSneak PeekI usually only have as much patience with a tree as it will force on me. When they seem to want to develop quickly, I do take advantage.Sweetgum Fast-Track StylingI lifted this Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) from my...
bald cypress with knee gets intial stylingSneak PeekIt's always great to find Bald cypresses in the swamp that have knees, especially when the scale is right. Here's one that's ready for its first styling.Bald Cypress with Knee Gets Initial StylingI was really...
live oak updateSneak PeekSometimes you have to start over with a bonsai. That has been the case with this old Live oak I was left by a bonsai friend who passed.Live Oak UpdateBack in May I started the rebuilding process on what started out as a legacy tree I was...
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