Bonsai Tree / £7. 99  each @ Aldi (from 18th Dec)
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Bonsai Tree / £7. 99 each @ Aldi (from 18th Dec)

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Found 15th Dec 2011
Choose from a tiered or bush shape of Carmona, Sageretia or Ligustrum.
Supplied in a decorative ceramic Bonsai growing pot with saucer. Comprehensive pruning and growing instructions included.

65 Comments

Much does a bonsai tree usually go for?

Is this a good deal?

Wax on...wax off....wax on...wax off!

think they are expensive normally

Had cheaper from Lidl. I'm sure Lidl ones were £8 for two at some point in exactly the same pot these are in.

you might pay this price for a seed kit to grow from scratch but over £20 for an established plant i think

Excellent price, will pick one up from my local aldi tomorrow!

JoeBoy88

Much does a bonsai tree usually go for? Is this a good deal?


were you trying to use up your votes before midnight too? Lol

great price thanks

If you buy it in those weekend/festival markets, they are very expensive. The bigger they are the more expensive. £8 is a good price to have a go at.

hyperemisis

were you trying to use up your votes before midnight too? Lol



I didn't even know there was a limit to votes X)

I'm kinda new here.

everyones getting bonsai trees and karate kid dvds for xmas

nice, from Sunday 18th Dec instore

does this survive in this country or die like banana trees that they were selling in supermarkets years ago??

can you add mary jane to it

Definitely a good price normally retail for circa £20 for a small one. Need to see how big they are:)

LegendPixel

does this survive in this country or die like banana trees that they were … does this survive in this country or die like banana trees that they were selling in supermarkets years ago??


I'm pretty good at gardening but one I bought from Aldi/Lidl (can't remember which) died.

The Bonsai Tree been available at Morrisons, Bracknell for at least a fortnight for the same price. So this is not a hot or cold deal.

http://www.zgeek.com/forum/gallery/files/1/8/1/2/3/banzai.jpg

Asking how much a bonsai tree costs is a bit like asking how much a car costs. It depends what species it is, how old it is, and what it looks like. You could end up paying several hundred pounds for a really good one.

Asking how much a bonsai tree costs is a bit like asking how much a hooker costs. It depends what class she is, how old she is, and what she looks like. You could end up paying several hundred pounds for a really good one.

good gift thanks for the post! heat heat heat

Yeah, they have been selling these for over 2 years. We had one for a while however it died. It was watered etc but just died.

gazah4

Yeah, they have been selling these for over 2 years. We had one for a … Yeah, they have been selling these for over 2 years. We had one for a while however it died. It was watered etc but just died.



Same here. I've had a few over the years,but they just die after a few months. Difficult to keep I suppose.

The bigger they are the more expensive


Isn't the whole point to *stop* them growing?!
:-)

ZeBadger

Same here. I've had a few over the years,but they just die after a few … Same here. I've had a few over the years,but they just die after a few months. Difficult to keep I suppose.



bought an aldi/lidl one about 5 weeks ago - struggling to keep it alive

ZeBadger

Same here. I've had a few over the years,but they just die after a few … Same here. I've had a few over the years,but they just die after a few months. Difficult to keep I suppose.




I read up on supermarket/market stall bonsai when I was considering buying one as a gift a few years ago. Apparently many cheap bonsai are already moribund at the point of sale, but remain green for a time due to the variety of tree. The biggest cause seems to be lack of water, not least because the top surface of the soil may be stabilised/decorated with glued-on mini-rocks and grit, so water can't penetrate from the top. Often the underlying compost is also unsuitable.

The advice I read is that if you receive such a plant as a gift, then pick off any glued-on soil decoration, steep the pot in water to rehydrate it, then re-pot in bonsai compost as soon as convenient.

More info here: uk.answers.yahoo.com/que…AeC

Hope that's of help to someone.


Edited by: "eatenbyweasels" 16th Dec 2011

£8 is the price they were in the summer and what Tesco, Sainsbury and Homesbase etc sell. They are about 5 years old and are not hardy - you need to keep them inside apart from the warmest summers. This is not a deal at all.

Thanks OP.

simonspeakeasy

Isn't the whole point to *stop* them growing?!:-)



I must be really good at keeping Bonsai as all the one's i've bought have stopped growing....
They've all died.

i got one last time deal was on, still growing strong. have to prune it every few weeks

HOTPOT

I'm pretty good at gardening but one I bought from Aldi/Lidl (can't … I'm pretty good at gardening but one I bought from Aldi/Lidl (can't remember which) died.



Mine died too.

BOOOOOOOONNNNNNNSSSSSAAAII, DANIEL SAN

I had one, i got it off the side of a cliff but when i got to the top some punk grabbed it, snapped it and through it into the sea !

when christmas is over will it die if i plant it outside.....

mugglesquop

i got one last time deal was on, still growing strong. have to prune it … i got one last time deal was on, still growing strong. have to prune it every few weeks


It is not a deal, it is a long term item that they stock. If it were a deal it would have money off, it does not.


furbix

when christmas is over will it die if i plant it outside.....



They are trees from tropical zones, so they can go outside after frosts in May till say Sept, but mostly they need to be inside, at a window, but not a window with a heater below it - as that dries the soil too quickly and they die.

Faberge

It is not a deal, it is a long term item that they stock. If it were a … It is not a deal, it is a long term item that they stock. If it were a deal it would have money off, it does not.



It is a deal, they do not always sell them, when they do they only last a few days in the shops before selling out.

Faberge

They are trees from tropical zones, so they can go outside after frosts … They are trees from tropical zones, so they can go outside after frosts in May till say Sept, but mostly they need to be inside, at a window, but not a window with a heater below it - as that dries the soil too quickly and they die.



they are not 'tropical'. for example, Ligustrum is commonly known as 'box hedge' - very hard to kill.

instead on just spouting crap, do some research first.

furbix

when christmas is over will it die if i plant it outside.....



i would leave it until spring, as plants in general dont like sudden changes. most are hardy, and if you read the label that comes with it then it will tell you how to look after them anyway.

The reason they are in pots is to limit the roots, smaller roots = smaller tree.

Edited by: "mugglesquop" 16th Dec 2011

I want one, but after reading how hard they are to look after I dont know, apparently you have to un pot it and trim the roots a lot etc, I cna see myself wasting £8 after it dies a week later, After looking after a spider plant and aloe vera as you cant kill them easy, this maybe will change that!,

@ mugglesquop - a deal means money off, selling something is not a deal, ALDI always sells plants, that does not make it a deal, if the Bonsai had money off then that is a deal, but it is the regular price - look up the dictionary and learn something.

"they are not 'tropical'. for example, Ligustrum is commonly known as 'box hedge' - very hard to kill. instead [sic] on [sic] just spouting crap, do some research first."

You have no idea what you are talking about boy - YOU do research before your child like pi$h is spewed out of your fowl mouth.

Common Box is buxus sempervirens and is hardy, but would cost less than £1 to buy and the pots can be bought for £3 - so where is the deal on £8, hypothetically speaking since that plant is not on offer as a Bonsai there?

Ligustrum amamianum is chinese in origin and will not survive our winter/spring in a pot
Sageretia theezans is a tropical evergreen, it roots very easily and is extremely cheap to make into 'bonsai'. Frost will kill it stone dead.
Carmona (Fukian Tea) will die in any frost - it is also a tropical plant. Tropical plants will not survive in UK winter, spring or autumn weather

They are indoor Bonsai and need heat and sunlight. They take a lot of care and will die if not - as others have mentioned.

You can look them up, peasant.
Edited by: "Faberge" 16th Dec 2011

This is perfect as a couple of us drunkenly covered my flatmates cactus in shower gel, toothpaste, tomato ketchup and protein powder last week which kind of ruined it, I also have him for secret santa and a Bonsai Tree will be a great replacement!

Faberge

You can look them up, peasant.



I like this bit

I've had a banana tree for years....and I mean something like at least 7 or 8 and it's still going strong!!

LegendPixel

does this survive in this country or die like banana trees that they were … does this survive in this country or die like banana trees that they were selling in supermarkets years ago??


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