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Bonsai Care For Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

Cypress (Chamaecyparis) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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Cypress (Chamaecyparis) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) CYPRESS (CHAMAECYPARIS) -

Also terMEd "False Cypress" with most common variant being "Hinoki Cypress" with most common BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI variants Nana Gracilis and Yatsubusa. They have fan SHAPEd branches with EVERGREEN, scaley, wax coated LEAVES edged in silver/blue which form in "clouds" on the branches. The overall shape is CONICal.

Other Chamaecyparis include Pisifera (Sarawa Cypress) which has dark green , scale-like leaves with white markings.

STYLE : Suitable for every style, except broom.

WARNING : Never allow to dry out. Foliage easily dislodged when WIRING.

Care Info


REPOT : Every 2-3 years in spring. Slightly less frequently for older trees.

SOIL : Basic soil mix - or akadama as long as it is not left to dry out.

PRUNE : Prune branches in sumMEr.

PINCH : Pinch out growing tips to maintain SHAPE and allow light into structure of the tree.

WATER : Keep wet but not saturated. They should not be allowed to dry out. Benefits from MISTING.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in spring/summer, low nitrogen in autumn.

WARNING : Never allow to dry out. Foliage easily dislodged when WIRING.

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