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Oak - English (Quercus robur)

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Oak - English (Quercus robur) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

The traditional English oak displays a strongly grained trunk and distinctive short-stalked, muliple-lobed leaves which start out as bright green becoming prgressivly darker and ultimately a bronze-brown in autumn.

STYLE : Best suited to medium/large size specimens in informal upright, slanting, twin trunk and group styles.

WARNING: Oak is particularly vulnerable to mildew. Spray regularly with fungicide.

Care Info

REPOT : Annually until 10 years old and less frequently, as required, for older, larger trees.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Branch prune winter/early spring.

PINCH : Pinch new shoots to 1 or 2 leaves in early summer. Remove larger leaves to encourage leaf size reduction.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter.

FEED : Every 2 weeks after leaves have emerged until late summer.

WARNING: Oak is particularly vulnerable to mildew. Spray regularly with fungicide.


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