Outdoor bonsai

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

Vitis vinifera

Family

Vitaceae

Origin

Middle East

Etymology

«Vitis», classic Latin name; “Vinifera”, used in winemaking.

Vitis vinifera

Characteristics

Deciduous tree. It has tendrils serving to hold it as a liana. Its leaves are large, wide, deeply lobed and more or less palmate. Its flowers are discreet, that once pollinated produce fruits (grapes) grouped in clusters.


Location

Outdoor, in full sun or semi shade. In summer, exposure to full sun can burn the leaves if these are somewhat wet.


Watering

Abundant, especially during the fruit growth.


Fertilization

Throughout the year except in winter. Reduce the frequency during summer.

Re-potting

Every 2 years, at the beginning of spring.

Substrate

100% Akadama, or mixed with a 30% of organic gravel.


Pruning and pinching

Pruning

In winter.

Pinching

During the period of vegetative growth, let the terminal bud grow, to finally cut it leaving a lateral one.

Wiring

Spring and fall.


Curiosities

There are many varieties of this species, mostly used in the production of wines and other alcoholic beverages.


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Vitis vinifera