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Grewia Bonsai (Lavender Star)


BOTANICAL NAME: Grewia occidentalis

AGE: 4

HEIGHT: 8″ – 12″

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Grewia Occidentalis bonsai is a genus of flowering bonsai in the family Malvaceae, commonly known as the Crossberry or Lavender Star. One of the most popular species in the genus is Grewia, a small tree that is commonly grown as a bonsai specimen.


Grewia bonsai is a tree species that belongs to the Tiliaceae family, which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This attractive and easy-to-care-for tree is particularly popular among bonsai enthusiasts due to its ornamental and medicinal value.

The bonsai variety of Lavender Star is a stunning tree that can reach a height of up to 20 feet in its natural habitat. However, when cultivated as a bonsai, it can be kept at a more manageable size, making it an ideal choice for those who have limited space. The tree has a relatively short trunk, and its branches are covered with small, dark green leaves that provide a striking contrast to its delicate, star-shaped lavender flowers.


Grewia bonsai is a hardy tree that can be grown both indoors and outdoors, depending on the climate. It prefers a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and requires regular watering, particularly during the growing season. However, it can tolerate periods of drought, which makes it an ideal choice for those who have a busy lifestyle. The tree also responds well to pruning and shaping, which makes it an excellent candidate for bonsai cultivation.

In addition to its ornamental value, Lavender Star is also valued for its medicinal properties. The plant has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including fever, diarrhea, and respiratory infections. The bark, roots, and leaves of the tree contain active compounds that have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and antimicrobial properties.


Overall, Grewia bonsai is a versatile and attractive tree that is sure to delight bonsai enthusiasts and plant lovers alike. With its stunning flowers, attractive foliage, and ease of care, it is a must-have addition to any bonsai collection. Whether you are an experienced bonsai gardener or just starting, Grewia bonsai is a great choice for those who are looking for a resilient and stunning addition to their collection.


Caring for Grewia Lavender Star bonsai is relatively easy, and with the right conditions, the tree can thrive and produce beautiful flowers. Here are some essential tips for caring for your Grewia bonsai:


Grewia bonsai prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place your tree near a window that receives filtered sunlight or under a shaded area if grown outdoors. Be sure to avoid exposing your tree to direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day.


Grewia bonsai needs consistent watering to maintain healthy growth. Water your tree when the soil feels slightly dry to the touch, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot. It’s best to water deeply and thoroughly to ensure that the soil is moist throughout the root system.


Grewia bonsai prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mix of perlite, peat moss, and sand is ideal for growing your tree.

Pruning and Shaping

Regular pruning and shaping of your Grewia bonsai will help maintain its shape and size. The best time to prune your tree is during the dormant season (winter). You can also pinch back new growth during the growing season to promote branching and bushier growth.


Fertilize your Grewia bonsai with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season (spring to summer) to promote healthy growth and flowering.

Winter Care

Grewia bonsai is a hardy tree that can tolerate cool temperatures but is susceptible to frost damage. If you grow your tree outdoors in a region with harsh winters, bring it indoors or protect it with a frost cloth during the colder months.

By following these care tips, your Grewia bonsai will grow healthy and produce stunning flowers for many years to come.



Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.


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