Cork Bark Oak Pre-Bonsai Tree - 1 Gallon

House of Bonsai
We reserve the right to delay on shipping any live plants for several days in attempt to decrease major shipping shock it may face if exposed to extreme weather conditions during delivery by third party carrier (ex: USPS, FedEx, UPS).
$65.05 (Inc. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
$59.00 (Ex. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
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Species: Quercus suber
Age: About 4 - 5 Years
Height: About 12 - 16 Inches
Trunk Size: About 1/3 - 1/2+ Inch
Lighting: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Type: Evergreen
Difficulty: Medium


Cork Bark Oaks or (Cork Oaks for short) is a fun bonsai species to work with if you wish to take care of a living fossil tree. In the Mediterranean basin, this tree is an ancient species with fossil remnants dating back to the Tertiary period! Larger farmed trees are known for producing a unique thick spongy bark from which wine bottle stoppers have been made for centuries.

In bonsai, their distinctive gray-brown rough & knobby-looking bark gives smaller-sized trees a more aged look. Their twiggy branches naturally develop good ramifications. Their small-sized foliage growth is dense with the upper side of the leaf having a light green color and the underside of the leaf has a whitish color with a hairy texture.

New leaves tend to appear in April and May when older leaves are also shed. They usually stay on the tree for 2 to 3 years, less often only 1 year if exposed to severe cold conditions. Extremely chilly winters with frosts can also lead to complete defoliation. They are a warm climate-loving species!

Please note that Cork Bark Oaks can develop a bit of a reverse taper in its trunk if not monitored. This is a known issue as Cork Oak barks don’t "cork up" as much below the surface of the soil. Exposing the lower part of the trunk to the full sun will encourage the better corking formation and eventually overcome any reverse tapers.


Price: Product $59.00 + USPS Priority Mail 1 Gallon Pot Bonsai Tree Shipping & Handling $25.95 = $84.95 Total


The following pictures are general images of each species. Each tree looks slightly different due to the shape, trimming, and season of the year. If you want a particular tree as exactly pictured, please go to our eBay store.




House of Bonsai reserves the right to delay on shipping any live plant order by several days to a few weeks; in order to attempt to decrease the high risk of major shipping related stress that may shock the plants during extreme weather conditions (too hot or cold). If we are purposely delaying your order because of this, we will notify you via email. Before you submit an order, please be mindful of your local weather and time of year. If there is major damage (ex: plant is dead or many branches are broken), please contact your third party shipping carrier (ex: USPS, FedEx, UPS) to submit an insurance claim with them as we are not able to assist with that matter. The fault is with the third party shipping carrier for such damage since it happened out of our hands. We are not responsible for any damages after the order leaves our facility since they were out of our control. If the bonsai tree is still alive but weakened due to shock (leaves are yellow-brownish or leaves have fallen off) then we are happy to assist in proving post-delivery plant shock care instructions via email to revive the plant. Please notify us by email of the issue within 48 hours upon receiving the order in hand. Please email us at with your Order # and the keywords "Shock After Delivery" in the title so we can assist ASAP. For further details, please read our full "Shipping, Return & Cancellation Policy" under Our Policies in our top menu.