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Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis)

 - (Tree Type (Indoors))
Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis) - Bonsai Tree Type (Indoors) Bonsai Care

Small deciduous tree with shiny oval leaves and small bright orange fruits.

This plant is fully hardy but often sold as indoor where it will thrive if a dormancy period can be engineered.

STYLE : Best suited to formal/informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, broom, root-over-rock, clasped to rock, twin trunk, clump, or multiple trunk.

WARNING : Needs a dormant period when kept indoors, otherwise tree will become exhausted.

Care Info

REPOT : Annually in spring. Use deeper than normal pot.

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

PRUNE : Major branch pruning and thinning of over-dense twigs in late winter/early spring.

PINCH: Trim to shape during growing season.

WATER : Water well in growing season and fairly moist in dormant season.

FEED : Low nitrogen during growing season. Nitrogen free from late summer to leaf fall.

WARNING : Needs a dormant period when kept indoors, otherwise tree will become exhausted.


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