Outdoor bonsai

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

Styrax japonica

Family

Styraceae

Origin

Japan and China.

Styrax japonica

Characteristics

Deciduous tree with a slow development. Its shape is adapted for a broom style, and its bark much appreciated. Blooms in summer with beautiful white bell-shaped hanging flowers.


Location

Outside in full sun all year.


Watering

Abundant in summer and moderate in winter.


Fertilization

In spring and fall.

Re-potting

Each year, at the beginning of the spring.

Substrate

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


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

During the growing period.

Pinching

When the new shoot has grown to 6 to 8 pairs of leaves, cut down to 1 or 2 pairs of leaves. The defoliation can be total or partial.

Wiring

Throughout the year, better in spring.


Curiosities

Show a beautiful autumnal color change.


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Styrax japonica