Preserved Monterey Bonsai

To create this striking bonsai, mound juniper is grown, preserved and mounted onto grapewood. It requires no water, trimming or maintenance. Set in a ceramic pot with real moss and pebbles.

  • Grown and preserved in the USA
  • Overall height, approx 12" 
  • Container, 7.5” x 6”
  • Each tree is unique
  • Item cannot be shipped to Hawaii or Alaska
Preserved Monterey Bonsai

$ 98.00


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3.8 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Monterey Bonsai is a Disappointment
I ordered this online and it doesn't look at all like the picture. In fact it is rather ugly. It came in a box filled with solidly molded packing foam that was almost impossible to access. There is no way I can repackage it to send it back, or I would do so.This is the first time I have been disappointed with an online purchase from Gumps.
March 31, 2010
A Stunning piece of sculpure
I do wish to dispel the two star review by a reviewer who complained of a strong odor from her bonsai and condemned it thereafter to the garbage can.This had to be some kind of a fluck which, I am sure, Gumps would have corrected had she only informed them. It is really terribly unfair to make these allegations. I have had my Gump's bonsai now for four years and it has been an enhancement to everything surrounding it.I do hope others are not put off by this single review. By all means, purchase!
September 18, 2013
What a Conversation Piece
My Mother bought me a preserved Bonsai over 8 years ago, from Gumps & it is thriving It is a great centerpiece on our kitchen island. Multitudes of compliments from our quests & friends. We rinse it off 2-3 times a year in the kitchen sink. It is no fuss, no mess plant
November 6, 2012
Lovely showcase piece
I LOVE the Monterey bonsai. For me, it reminds me of the Monterey coast, now that we're living in Arizona. The plant received looks very much like the image shown online, and had no odor (other than the fragrant juniper scent).I do have one complaint: the shipper over-filled the box with the poured styrofoam, so it was not an easy task to get out of the packaging - the box had to be cut open on 3 sides, then the styrofoam ripped off in pieces in order not to damage the tree. Regardless, I would highly recommend this item.
March 8, 2014
I also had issues with the odor of the bonsai and the appearance of the trunk was not elegant. It appeared like a thick stumpy branch that had been sawed off and attached to the greenery. I have seen some of the small "leaves" dropping off, and hope that it will stop soon. It appears that there is a quality control issue with these bonsai's, with wide variation in the quality of the finished product. I love the picture of this item featured in the catalogue/online, but mine does not resemble it in the least. I also had trouble freeing the bonsai from the blown Styrofoam packing.
December 19, 2016
1 year ago
The tree is marred by a branch that is nailed on main trunk of the tree in a clumsy and awkward manner. Tree will have to be displayed so only one side is visible.... as it was a gift, I was disappointed when I saw it.
December 28, 2016
1 year ago
Not as nice as expected
Unfortunately, the bonsai I received was not at all as nice-looking as the one pictured here. Mine is completely flat on the bottom, looking instead like someone whacked it off with hedge trimmers rather than the special sculptured and cultivated look of a normal bonsai.Also, the trunk of the grapewood that it was grafted onto had a 1" stem on one side that was quite crudely hacked off, which makes the whole thing look pretty strange because a "real" bonsai would not have had a huge branch lopped off the one side.In addition, I agree with the earlier reviewer: ours had a nasty chemical smell that took a couple of months to fully dissipate.My review would increase to four stars if I had gotten a nice looking plant for the money I paid.
November 30, 2013
Disappointed that Gumps would sell this shoddy item
August 3, 2013
Beautiful for any room
It took a month to get this in, but it is really nice.Much bigger than I expected. For sure not a rip off.I think the preserved Bonsai will suit me well, since the last one I bought 20 years ago, I managed to kill.I have to say after reading the review from another buyer, that it has no strong smell.I bought this item and then read the review.I was just going to let it sit out in the cool dry air for a few days to get the smell out, but I did not have to.I am very pleased with this tree.
March 2, 2013
Excellent choice
Received this last week & am thrilled with this preserved Bonsai. Arrived earlier than expected and looks lovely in my living room. It had an odor when first unwrapped,but disappeared after 2 or 3 days.
December 16, 2015

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