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 representatives are: olives, citrus and apple.





Shrub native to New Zealand but able to grow anywhere in the world with suitable conditions.



Fast growing shrub, both for indoor and outdoor cultivation. Its leaves are thick, shiny and oval, with small flowers.


For the Coprosma to thrive it must be in full sun, although it can also live in semi-shade areas. This plant is quite resistant to cold temperatures, so it can stay outside throughout winter.


The Coprosma shrub is very resistant to drought, so its watering should be moderate. We will water only when we observe that the earth is dry. This plant does not tolerate waterlogging, so the planting area must drain well.


From spring to mid-autumn, fertilise with organic or liquid NUTRIBONSAI fertilizer, applied every two weeks using irrigation water.


The Coprosma should be repotted every two or three years, at the beginning of spring, just a little before the budding of the year begins. After repotting, it is advisable to water it with a VITABONSAI solution, to speed up the tee’s recovery.


The recommended substrate mixture is six parts of Akadama, with four parts of volcanic stone. If not, TERRABONSAI substrate is also a good option.

Pruning and pinching


Pruning will be done only to give the plant the desired shape. It stands topiary art, that is, geometric shapes, like a sphere.


Throughout the growing season we can keep slightly pinching it to get a denser cup.


It is not very common to wire the branches of the Coprosma bonsai. However, if done, it is recommended to do it before sprouting.


The Coprosma is a bush that is frequently used for hedges, covering spaces and even in terrace pots.
There are different varieties, like the Coprosma repens, commonly known as Mirror Plant.

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