Cloud Pruned Trees

Cloud pruned trees, also known colloquially as bonsai or the Japanese term ‘Niwaki’ is a style of tree pruning which originated in Japan centuries ago and has been brought to Europe much more recently.

Cloud pruned trees are typically used as statement or feature plants, giving structure and theme to gardens and landscapes. They can reflect several different garden styles, from the typical Japanese theme to very contemporary designs.

Valley Plants supply a vast assortment of cloud pruned trees, in a range of species, sizes and ages. We even offer an exclusive range of trees that have been imported from Japan. Some of the species we supply are:


  • Cedrus libani ‘Glauca’
  • Ilex crenata spp
  • Juniperus chinensis spp.
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus mugo
  • Pinus nigra
  • Pinus parvifora
  • Pinus sylvestris
  • Taxus baccata
  • Taxus baccata ‘Dovostoniana’
  • Taxus baccata ‘Summergold’
  • Taxus cuspidata
  • Taxus x media


  • Fagus sylvatica
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’
  • Larix kaempferi
  • Nothofagus antarctica
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