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Carmona Bonsai (Fukien Tea) – 10 Years


BOTANICAL NAME: Carmona retusa, Ehretia microphylla

AGE: 10

HEIGHT: 12″ – 16″

4 in stock



Our Chinese-sourced Fukien Tea Bonsai (Carmona retusa) are known for their exceptional trunk movement. The irregular bark texture gives a matured appearance even after only a few years. These trees produce fragrant white blooms in April and May, making them a prized reward for diligent growers. They thrive in full sun locations and are best paired with an 11″ humidity tray.

Our Fukien tea tree has been grown for 10 years and is about 12-16 inches tall. The tree has been carefully cared for and shaped beautifully. Therefore, when buy it, all you need to do is take good care of it and you will have an excellent bonsai.


The Fukien Tea, also known as Carmona Bonsai, is a magnificent indoor Bonsai tree that thrives in heat and can even be grown outdoors. It originated in Southern Asia and became a beloved Bonsai tree in China.

With its classic shape, weathered and gnarled trunk, and full canopy of foliage, the Fukien Tea appears as a miniature version of an ancient tree. It produces small white flowers in the months of April and May, adding to its charm.


Although it grows slowly, the Fukien Tea Bonsai is a tree that will only continue to develop and grow more beautiful over time. Its trunk boasts a beautiful, swaying shape that supports the tree’s full, lush foliage.

See how to make a Carmona – Fukien Tea Bonsai

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Each Bonsai tree has its own unique character and requires specific care to ensure its health and longevity. While training a Bonsai tree can be more involved than caring for a regular houseplant, it does not necessarily require an advanced knowledge of horticulture. With careful attention and adherence to simple guidelines, your Bonsai can thrive and provide a sense of joy and fulfillment for many years to come. Our care instructions are designed to help you understand and meet the specific needs of your Bonsai tree, ensuring that it remains healthy and happy throughout its lifetime.



Indoor Bonsai are tropical plants that are perfectly suited for indoor conditions. It may take a few weeks for your bonsai to adjust to its new environment and it is normal for it to shed up to 20% of its foliage during this period. To ensure optimal growth, place your indoor bonsai near windows that face southeast or west for exposure to sunlight. If you do not have a sunny spot, use a grow light. During the summer months, outdoor placement on a patio or deck will be ideal for your bonsai, with morning sun and afternoon shade being the best exposure. Make sure to bring it back indoors when temperatures fall below 55 degrees and never allow it to freeze.


Proper watering is crucial for maintaining a healthy bonsai. Water your indoor bonsai every two to three days, with variations depending on the tree species. Consult the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific watering instructions. Watering with ice cubes is a convenient method. Ensure that the soil is thoroughly wetted, without letting the bonsai dry out. A humidity tray filled with decorative stones not only captures excess water but also creates the necessary humidity around your bonsai. When your indoor bonsai is outdoors, water it daily, using a fine-spray nozzle watering can or hose attachment to thoroughly soak the soil and allow water to run out of the drain holes. While misting the foliage is recommended, it is not a substitute for watering. Regular trimming is also important for maintaining a beautiful bonsai shape. To learn about trimming and wiring techniques, consider purchasing an instructional book.


It’s necessary to repot your bonsai every 4 to 5 years when its root system becomes pot-bound. Repotting should be done in late spring or early summer, using good bonsai soil to allow proper drainage. Wait at least one growing season after receiving your bonsai before repotting to ensure that it is well-established. For specific instructions, refer to a bonsai book.


Fertilizing is essential for bonsai growth. Use water-soluble or time-released fertilizers as directed, and slow-releasing organic fertilizers for mature bonsai specimens.


Bonsai, like any other plant, can be prone to insect and disease attacks. Regular inspections are crucial to keep your bonsai healthy. Spraying the trunk and foliage periodically can help keep it clean. If any issues arise, most garden centers have treatment products available.

Shipping & Returns


You can be confident that your tree will arrive at its destination with sufficient moisture and in a secure package. To maintain moisture and prevent any soil spillage during transportation, the bottom of each tree is covered with plastic wrapping. The trees are connected to the pot with wire, placed inside a double-walled box for protection, and secured with custom packing systems to prevent any movement while in transit.


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In case of any shipping or delivery errors such as missing items or damage to your tree or products, please reach out to us at support@primebonsai.com within 5 days of receiving your order. We take pride in our quality and preparation for the shipping process, and we will guide you through our straightforward claim process. Our support team will respond to your request within 1-2 business days and provide a resolution or request additional information.

For all other return requests, please email us at support@primebonsai.com, and we will be happy to replace the product or refund the purchase price on claims made within 30 days of receipt. Our support team will respond to your request within 1-2 business days and provide a resolution or request additional information. Alternatively, you can also reach us by Contact Us page

20 reviews for Carmona Bonsai (Fukien Tea) – 10 Years

  1. BRUCE COPPER (Verified Buyer)

    The Fukien Flowering Tea that I ordered arrived in perfect condition. It was the best packaged plant I’ve ever received. Since its arrival, the tree has been thriving. As my first bonsai, it’s an excellent tree and I absolutely love it!

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  2. Catherin Lin (Verified Buyer)

    The fukien tea bonsai tree is very beautiful and fresh, despite being transported from a far distance. However, the delivery was a bit slow. I purchased it as a birthday gift for my husband, but due to the late delivery, missed his birthday. 4 stars.

    Image #1 from Catherin Lin
  3. James Bell (Verified Buyer)

    This small tree is a beauty, and it was packaged with great care. Upon arrival, the tree, soil, and pot were all in perfect condition. The care instructions provided will help me maintain its vibrancy. I’m extremely satisfied.

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  4. REBECCA WOOD (Verified Buyer)

    The package arrived from across the country in impeccable condition, with not a single leaf out of place during transit. It’s absolutely stunning, and I’m eagerly anticipating its blooming.

  5. Wes Wills (Verified Buyer)

    The item appeared exquisite and the packaging was exceptional, ensuring its complete safety and preservation despite being transported across the United States! 🙂

  6. McGrady

    This came in 3 days in good condition and in perfect S-shape. Instructions warned that the plant may lose a few leaves but not much. It did go through the normal leaf drop

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  7. Alejandro

    Llegó en una maceta REAL. Lo tengo desde hace menos de una semana y está prosperando. Excelente idea de regalo.

  8. Antony (Verified Buyer)

    Very pleased with my order. It arrived promptly and was well packaged. It looks just like the picture on their website. It appears to be very healthy and has not dropped any leaves.

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  9. Elijah Brown

    Ordered two Fukien bonsai and they both arrived in perfect condition

  10. Camden (Verified Buyer)

    The product is firmly packed.

  11. Eric

    Very healthy and a good size and shape. Seemed a little “shocked” for the first week or so – and lost a few leaves. Then leaves turned darker green – and a tiny white flower bloomed!
    Great gift idea

  12. Noel callan

    I was pleasantly surprised by how healthy it looked. Very green with white blooms getting ready to open. Very nicely shaped with the usual curved trunk.

  13. Joath

    t has a fabulous shape, the thickness of the leaves is dense, packaged extremely well for protection. These are considered to be a more difficult Bonsai to grow, but so far it’s doing very well. Arrived very healthy!

  14. Linda Y (Verified Buyer)

    I love this little tree! It arrived very healthy and is just adorable! I would definitely order from Prime Bonsai again

  15. Douglas Bray (Verified Buyer)

    I adore the bonsai, but I’m facing challenges in maintaining its health.

  16. Bowyer

    It was so well packed not any spillage of soil, very impressive. It looked even better in person than online. Lost very few leaves initially

  17. Josh

    It is pruned and shaped nicely. My wife is really getting into it. Doing great after several months

  18. Andrew

    Fabulous shape!

  19. Vincent

    Impressive packaging. The tree looked great with lots of green leaves. Great buy for the price

  20. Manuel

    Árbol muy saludable y estaba empaquetado extremadamente bien

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