The Boxwood bonsai
Published: 03/12/2007 (mm/dd/yyyy)
Buxus microphylla var. sinica
Boxwood, Littleleaf boxwood, Small-leaved boxwood
The Buxus genus includes little trees and bushes with little evergreen leafs. You can find male and female flowers on them. This tree flowers during April.
Light: It is recommended to keep it at bright and shiny places. During summer, it is very good to put them outside.
Temperature and exposure
During winter keep within temperatures varying between 10°C and 15°C.
Pruning and forming
The cutting method is the best for forming this bonsai tree. Start with cutting after two years of growing. Because Buxus has soft crust, don't use wire for forming purposes.
Soil and replanting
Planting a tree into the bonsai pot should be done when it reaches three years of age; You should consider replanting each three or five years. 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
Must be watered oftenly throughout the Summer season. Water it occasionally when it comes to the Winter period. Fertilize every week starting in Spring and ending in the end of August. Start fertilizing once new shoots develop.
Yearly by seeds, by separation and by cuttings.
The Informal Upright style, The Bevelled style, The Half-Cascade style, The Tree on a Rock style, The Tree in a Rock style, The Double-Base style, The Forest style, The Saikei are suitable for this bonsai. Can grow in various sizes.
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