Bonsai trees

The Apple Bonsai



Published: 05/01/2007 (mm/dd/yyyy)

Latin name


Malus

Common name


Apple

Description


The Apple trees create beautiful bushes and trees, and are very popular thanks to their blooms and nice colorful Autumn fruit.

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Type


outdoor

Maintenance:


Light: Keep at sunny places.

Temperature and exposure


Resists very cold winter, but roots must be protected. Shallow bonsai pots don't offer enough protection to roots at all.

Pruning and forming


Cut new sprouts and divide them into one or two. Twigs should be cut when Autumn comes.

Soil and replanting


Replant the Apple bonsai every year early during Spring before you notice the first sprouts. Use soil which consists of three parts of argillaceous rock, 5 parts of peat, and 2 parts of sand or granulate clay.

Watering and fertilization


Water this bonsai daily during vegetation. When it gives fruit, the tree requires a lot of water othwerise fruit becomes shrinked and recede. The plant has inclines to vine mildew. Fertilize weekly until it starts blooming. Once the tree gives fruit, don't fertilize. Moreover, fertilization shouldn't be done until fruit have finished their growth. Otherwise the leafs and limbs could grow at the expense of fruit.

Reproduction


By grafting and by seeds in Autumn. Immerge during Summer and Spring.

Styles


The Informal Upright style, The Bevelled style, The Half-Cascade style, The Double-Base style, The Forest style. Is suitable for all bonsai sizes.

Pictures



Apple bonsai


This is a place for pictures of real Malus bonsai trees. If you have any, send us them and they will be published with your copyright and link to your site if necessary.


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