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Box (Buxus)

 Box (Buxus) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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bonsai_box_01.jpg image BOX (BUXUS) -

The two Buxus SPECIES that are commonly seen as BONSAI>BONSAI are Buxus microphylla/Japanese Box and Buxus sempervirens/Common Box. Pale, yellowish-brown trunk with fissured BARK supports dense cover of small, oval, smooth-edged LEAVES.

STYLE : Informal upright but also good in groups and compositions.

WARNING : Avoid exposure to direct sunlight in summer and protect in a cold greenhouse in winter.


Care Info

BOX (BUXUS) -

LOCATION : Full sun or shade.  Protect from frosts and cold winds.

REPOT : Every 2-3 yeears in spring.

SOIL : Mixture of 60:30:10 soil:coarse sand:PEAT. pH 6.5-7.5.

PRUNE : In spring at same time as re-potting.

PINCH : Reduce new SHOOTS to 2-4 LEAVES during growing season

WATER : Water well, never allowing the soil to dry out between WATERINGs.

FEED : BALANCED FEED every 20-30 days from spring to autumn.

WARNING : Avoid exposure to direct sunlight in summer and protect in a cold greenhouse in winter.





Bonsai Videos for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to take box cuttings.

Video 2 for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Styling of an Old Yamadori Buxus by Graham Potter.

Video 3 for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to create a Boxwood bonsai Part 1.

Video 4 for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to create a Boxwood Bonsai Part 2.

Video 5 for Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

How to create a Boxwood Bonsai Part 3 One Year Later



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