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.

Parthenocissus sp.

Family

Vitaceae

Origin

Japan, China.

Parthenocissus sp.

Characteristics

Climbing shrub, with deciduous leaves of green colour, with a red thin line in the margin, and black-bluish fruit in bunches. Intense red-crimson autumnal coloring.


Location

Outdoor, under semi-shade during the heat of summer.


Watering

Abundant watering during summer, and moderate during winter.


Fertilization

Spring to Autumn.

Re-potting

Every 2 years, at the beginning of spring sprouting.

Substrate

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


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

At the beginning of spring sprouting.

Pinching

When the shoots have grown to 6 to 8 leaves, cut down to 2 leaves.

Wiring

Spring.


Curiosities

The Parthenocissus are intimately related to the vineyard. Similarly, they produce bunches of small grapes (6-8 mm) with bluish, black colors, with an almost metallic shine. But the most remarkable thing is its autumnal coloring. Some species are widely used for bowers, covering walls, with their very intense crimson-red color in autumn.


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Parthenocissus sp.