The Firethorn bonsai
Published: 03/12/2007 (mm/dd/yyyy)
Firethorn is know as a garden bush which grows worldwide. The tree has very nice little leafs and beautiful white flowers. After flowering, this tree produces orange fruits. This tree is recommended for bonsai beginners. Firethorn can be formed easily.
Light: Requires light or half-shade place.
Temperature and exposure
Avoid freezing winds throughout the Winter periods. Otherwise the tree could die.
Pruning and forming
Cut new sprouts into more in the end of Spring. We recommend you to cut the older wood in the begining of the Spring before the foliation, or in the end of Summer. Remove bigger leafs on a regular basis yearly. Be careful using the wire. Old wood can break when wiring. And wire can gash into wood.
Soil and replanting
Planting a tree into the bonsai pot should be done when it reaches three years of age; You should consider replanting young trees each two years and replant older trees once a three years. Do it early when the Spring starts. 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 often throughout the vegetation season. Water only if temperature is over 0°C during the Winter period. Fertilize every week until the tree finishes flowering. Then start fertilization after producing fruits every two weeks until Autumn.
By fresh seeds in Autumn, by new sprouts in Spring or yearly.
All styles are suitable; Can grow in various sizes.
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