Outdoor bonsai

These are trees that, by nature, must be placed outside, ideal for balconies, gardens and terraces

Callicarpa japonica

Family

Verbenaceae

Origin

China, Japan

Callicarpa japonica

Characteristics

Deciduous shrub. Appreciated for the colour of its small fruits, looking like bright pink pearls.


Location

In areas of Mediterranean climate, outdoor in full sun all year. In colder areas, protect during winter.


Watering

Abundantly in summer, moderately in winter.


Fertilization

Spring and autumn.

Re-potting

Every 2 years, in spring.

Substrate

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


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

Can be performed in early spring.

Pinching

When the new shoots have grown to 4 pairs of leaves, cut down to 2 pairs.

Wiring

Spring.


Curiosities

Its fruits are highly appreciated by birds, so if we want to keep them, better surround-ing the plant with a mesh in autumn.


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Callicarpa japonica