Bald Cypress Bonsai Tree
10 years old, 15″-21″ tall
Recommeded bonsai tree, grown and trained by Bonsai Boy.
Suitable humidity/drip tray is recommended. To purchase add $6.95.
Bald Cypress Bonsai Tree – Coiled Trunk
General Information – Bald Cypress
|Botanical Name:||Taxodium distichum|
|Description:||The bald cypress is a deciduous tree that grows best in wet/soggy conditions. The needles may fall off the tree over the winter, or they may stay on the tree until the spring. The tree is a fast grower, and can achieve 36 inches of growth in just one year.|
|Position:||The tree needs to be grown in full sun. It may be grown out of doors in USDA planting zones 5b to 9.|
|Watering:||Plants grown in the south should be watered daily. Watering is best accomplished by submerging the pot in water for approximately 30 minutes.|
|Feeding:||Feed with a fertilizer containing a 10-10-10 ratio of potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous twice a month during the growing season.|
|Leaf and Branch Pruning:||Undesirable leaves may be removed throughout the growing season. Shaping is easily achieved by regular pinching-back of new shoots. The bald cypress bonsai looks best when trained into an upright and formal shape.|
|Re-potting & Growing Medium:||Because the tree grows so rapidly, frequent re-potting is necessary. The plant must be grown in soil that is highly retentive of water. Mushroom compost is an excellent choice.|
|Wiring:||The use of wires on Bald Cypress trees could cause damage to the bark because the tree grows quickly. Tying down the branches with twine is a better, more successful, alternative.|
|Notes:||Bald cypresses that grow in the wild have lived to the grand age of 1000 years.|
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