Cork oak bonsai, scientifically known as Quercus suber, is a captivating bonsai variety that showcases the distinctive features of the cork oak tree. It is a species native to the Mediterranean region and is primarily cultivated for its thick and durable bark, which is used in the production of cork. Its the unique bark from which wine bottle stoppers have been made for centuries.
The leaves are small, alternate, and have a dark green color. During autumn, the foliage can turn shades of yellow or reddish-brown, adding to the bonsai's seasonal appeal.
The trunk of a cork oak bonsai is a prominent feature, often characterized by a thick and gnarled appearance. The bark of the cork oak tree is a defining feature and is highly sought after for its cork production. In the case of cork oak bonsai, the bark may be rough and deeply furrowed, showcasing the tree's age and character. The bark color varies from a reddish-brown to a grayish-brown, adding visual interest to the bonsai's overall aesthetics.
The tree produces acorns, which are the fruit of the cork oak. The acorns are small and oval-shaped, usually growing in clusters. These acorns can add an interesting natural element to the bonsai's overall composition.
Cork oak bonsai offers a distinctive and captivating presence in any bonsai collection. Its rugged and weathered appearance, combined with its small leaves and unique bark, make it an intriguing and sought-after variety. With proper care and attention, cork oak bonsai can thrive and become a cherished bonsai specimen.
The Tree(s) you see are the tree(s) you'll receive.
This Bonsai is 12" tall, measured from the soil to the top of tree.
The spread is 13"
It ships in a 6" Plastic Training pot
Pictures take on December 11, 2023
Ships from our Massachusetts Nursery
Important Shipping Guidelines:
We cannot ship to a FPO, APO, P.O. Box or to locations in Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or anywhere internationally.
All Bonsai are shipped direct from the nursery and may ship separately from other items purchased via the Bonsai Outlet.
Most Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
If extreme weather is expected, we may delay shipping your Bonsai tree to guarantee a healthy arrival; in such a case we will contact you. We are shipping living trees and must be conscious of the temperature conditions to the delivery address, as well as, while in transit. That said, we reserve the right to hold the tree(s) to guarantee a healthy delivery. We will Hold Your Tree Until It is Safe to Ship.
*** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.