Bonsai is closely resembling circumstances in nature. These styles are open to personal interpretation and creativity of nature.
In nature, the boxwood often grows with twisted trunks and branches. The flowers are greenish-yellow and attract bees. Boxwoods are very robust and can grow even on barren ground, in full sun or shade.
As boxwoods tolerate constant trimming very well and can bud from old wood, they are very well suited for bonsai. The common boxwood tolerates frost but trees planted in containers should be protected from very low temperatures in winter.
The Chinese boxwood has smaller and narrower leaves and a furrowed bark. It is not frost hardy and therefore it should be kept in a cool room with sufficient light in winter.
What makes it special
- A Bonsai tree is a replication of nature.
- Enhance the aesthetic appeal.
- A tree which is planted in a shallow container.
- Best for both indoor and outdoor.
- Plant Height 6 inch (15 cm)
- Plant Spread 8 inch (20 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name- Box Bonsai, Boxwood Bonsai
Flower Colour- White
Bloom Time- Summer
Difficulty Level- Easy to grow
*above specifications are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Planting and Care:
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Sunlight- The common boxwood should be positioned outside in a sunny or semi-shaded place.
- The soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing plant.
- Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
- Do not overwater the plant.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
- During the main growing season (April – August) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Repot every second year in spring with root-pruning, older trees every third year.
- Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
- keep away from the AC Vents.
- Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Key requirements to keep plants healthy:
Sunlight- 2 to 4 hour of direct sunlight
Soil- Well-drained and coarse potting soil
Temperature- 25 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer- Bonsai fertilizer
Boxwood Bonsai Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purposes.
- The evergreen long-lived plants have a long tradition as hedges and topiary.