Mediterranean bonsai

These are typical Mediterranean trees, they live better outside because they need both the sun and the cold to produce fruit. Most are grown in our fields in Tarragona, the most representative are: olives, citrus and apple.

Celastrus sp.

Family

Celastraceae

Origin

China, Japan

Celastrus sp.

Characteristics

Climbing deciduous shrub. Appreciated for its small yellow-orange fruits, showing an intense yellow-red when opened.


Place

Outdoor, in full sun all year.


Irrigation

Abundant in summer and moderate in winter.


Fertilization

In spring and autumn.

Transplant

Spring.

Substratum

100% Akadama, or mixed with a 20% of volcanic gravel.


Pruning and nipping

Pruning

At the beginning of spring.

Nipping

When the shoots have grown to 6 leaves, cut down to 2 leaves.

Fencing

Spring.


Curiosities

It is a very vigorous vine, which can reach 12 m in length, and is used for pergolas or making it climb through old trees, giving them a new and colorful vegetation.


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Celastrus sp.