Outdoor bonsai

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

Diospyros

Family

Ebenaceae

Origin

China

Etymology

From the Greek ” dios”, divine, and “pyros,” seed, wheat, referring to its fruits being edible.

Diospyros

Characteristics

Deciduous tree. Appreciated for its small fruits.


Location

Outdoor, in full sun all year.


Watering

Abundant in summer, and moderate in winter.


Fertilization

Spring and fall.

Re-potting

Every 2 years, in spring.

Substrate

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


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

Before the spring sprouting.

Pinching

When new shoot has grown up to 4 leaves, cut down to 2 leaves.

Wiring

Spring.


Curiosities

It is a kind of rosewood that has been worked as bonsai for only a short time now. This, together with the fact that it is a plant of slow development, means that there are not yet large specimens in bonsai.


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Diospyros