“Our team reviewed different Bonsai Trees on the market today and came to agree that Little Nest Maple Root Over Rock Bonsai Tree and Lucky Live Dwarf Bonsai Tree are the Best Indoor & Outdoor Bonsai Trees in 2022”.
Review Of 5 Best Bonsai Trees To Buy In 2022:
#1-CHOICE: Little Nest Old Japanese Maple Root Over Rock Specimen Bonsai Tree:
#2-CHOICE: Lucky Live Dwarf Bonsai Tree:
#3-CHOICE: Japanese Black Pine Specimen Bonsai Tree:
#4-CHOICE: Shimpaku Chinese Juniper Specimen Bonsai Tree (Literati Style):
#5-CHOICE: Brussel’s Live Azalea Specimen Outdoor Bonsai Tree:
How To Prune A Bonsai Tree:
*Remove all weeds & dead wood or leaves from your bonsai-tree: Look for weeds growing in the bonsai pot as well as dead twigs or leaves on the tree itself. After, carefully pluck out the weeds while making sure not to damage the roots of the bonsai. Pick dead twigs or leaves off of the tree and discard them.
*Trim any crossed and broken branches: Crossed branches rub on each other and leave wounds that may allow pests or diseases into the wood. So, broken branches or twigs should be removed to allow the tree to direct its energy towards new growth. In fact, you should use bonsai branch cutters to cut crossed and broken branches off just above the point where they extend out from the trunk of the tree.
*Cut back twigs so they only have 3-to-4 nodes: Nodes are the joints that leaves grow out of. So, once a twig has 6-to-8 nodes, cut them down so that only 3-to-4 nodes remain. Additionally, make a clean cut just above the remaining nodes with branch or knob cutters. This help keep the tree from growing too big and also encourages new growth.
*Prune heavily in the spring & summer seasons: Although bonsai trees can be pruned year-round, most of the pruning should be done when the tree is actively growing through the spring and summer seasons. So, depending on your location, this may be from March to September.
*Prune for structure & style from November to February: To ensure that you don’t damage the tree too much or stunt its growth, you should only prune for structure and style while the tree is dormant. In fact, this should be done during the winter months of November to February.
*Cut-off any large branches: Large branches that protrude from the tree can be removed. Likewise, branches with unnatural twists or turns or those that look displeasing to the eye can also also be cut-off. So, cut each branch just above a node in a place that helps to balance the look of the tree. Use branch cutters to achieve a clean cut.
*Thin out the crown and canopy: In-order to allow light to filter through the canopy and reach the lower branches as well as to shape the canopy to the desired size, trim back the branches or twigs on the top of the tree. Use branch cutters to trim down overgrown branches and shoots so that the canopy is rounded and balanced.
*Remove any suckers from the bonsai-tree: Suckers are small offshoots that can grow on the base of the trunk or on branches of the bonsai-tree. These can be plucked off with your fingers to help maintain the balance and aesthetics of the tree. So, remove any suckers that you think detract from the overall appeal of the bonsai.
*Twist-off the buds from conifer trees: In-order to create a more compact shape, use your fingers to pinch out whole needles from areas that are too large or overgrown. Twist the needles to remove them from the twigs. Additionally, leave 3 needles on each branch but feel free to remove the rest. This will encourage more branching on the tree.
*Defoliate deciduous trees after new growth has settled in: Defoliation gets rid of old, long leaves and encourages the growth of smaller & more aesthetically-pleasing leaves. So, cut away each leaf at the base while leaving the stalk alone. In fact, new smaller leaves will grow in their place. However, this is a risky technique as defoliating done during the wrong time of year may mean the tree might never recover.
*Cover any cuts with wound paste: To prevent too much sap from leaking out and to help the cuts heal, apply bonsai wound paste to the bruises. So, squeeze a small amount of the cream onto a gloved finger and smear a light layer over each cut. In fact, you can find bonsai wound paste at gardening centers and online-stores.
*Water the bonsai-tree immediately after pruning: It’s very important to water the bonsai deeply after pruning to encourage new growth. However, make sure to fully saturate the soil the first time you water the tree after pruning.
*Water the tree lightly once daily: You should only water deeply immediately after pruning and then water the bonsai-tree lightly each day. Aim to keep the soil moist but not soggy. In fact, oversaturating the soil could lead to root rot, so take care not to water the tree too much.
*Apply a 7-7-7 fertilizer every 2-weeks while the bonsai-tree is actively growing: Select a fertilizer made specifically for bonsai trees like; 7-7-7 fertilizer. However, use liquid fertilizer for small bonsais and granular fertilizer for large bonsais. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength or use half as much as directed on the package.
All the featured Bonsai trees are Eco-friendly and designed to keep your indoor or outdoor air clean in 2022. In fact, these trees are also designed to accommodate any architectural setting of your home.