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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.

Coming Attractions

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.

Expertly Sourced.
Beautifully Designed.

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 …

Featured Selections

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.”

Years Experience

Bonsai Created

Bonsai Demonstrations

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.

Dogwood Fall Work

Dogwood Fall Work

dogwood fall work Sneak PeekFall is a great time to edit and shape your deciduous bonsai.  This Roughleaf dogwood is a great example of the progress you can make on your trees at this time of year.Fall Dogwood WorkYou've seen this Roughleaf dogwood before.  It's been...

Crape Myrtle Fall Fun

Crape Myrtle Fall Fun

crape myrtle fall funSneak PeekCrape myrtles give pretty reliable fall color for us down here.  Here's my legacy Crape starting to show off.  Then there's that really big one again.Crape Myrtle Fall FunCrape myrtles are pretty reliable around here for fall color. ...

Silverberry Bonsai

Silverberry Bonsai

silverberry bonsai Sneak PeekI've been wanting to grow Silverberry, or Eleagnus, as bonsai for some time now.  A bonsai friend gave me one early in 2020, and today I got around to styling it after a year of growth from a bare trunk.  But that's not all .......

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zach@bonsai-south.com
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