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Bonsai Care For Cedar (Cedrus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Cedar (Cedrus)

Cedar (Cedrus) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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Cedar (Cedrus) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) CEDA>EDAr (Cedrus) -

EVERGREEN CONIFER with 5 common variants used in BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI: Blue (glauca), Atlas (atlantica), Cyprus (brevifolia, Lebanon (libani) and Indian (deodara). Distinguishable by softer, droopier NEEDLEs.

STYLE : Best in formal/informal uprights, groups and twin trunk, but deodora and atlantica can make striking semi-cascades.

WARNING : Protect from extreME temperatures.

Picture is : "With the permission of the TRUSTees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew"

Care Info

CEDA>EDAr (Cedrus) -

LOCATION : Full sun but protect young speciMEns from extremes, particularly of cold.REPOT : Every 2-5 years depending on age, in mid to late spring. Keep a bit of old soil in new pot.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 GRIT:organic. pH 6.0-7.0

PRUNE : Spring PRUNING encourages new SHOOTS but may be pruned in mid summer, as long as time is left for healing before winter.

PINCH : Pinch back NEEDLEs around new growth. Do not cut needles.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter. Benefits from foliar spraying with water.

FEED : Two weekly BALANCED FEED during growing season, low nitrogen in autumn.

WARNING : Protect from extreme temperatures.

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