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Bonsai Care For Box (Buxus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Box (Buxus)

Box (Buxus) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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Box (Buxus) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) BOX (BUXUS) -

The two Buxus SPECIES that are commonly seen as BONSAI>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


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.

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