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Redwood - California (Sequoia sempervirens)

 Redwood - California (Sequoia sempervirens) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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bonsai_californian_redwood_01.JPG image REDWOOD - CALIFORNIA (SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS) -

Very tall EVERGREEN CONIFER with a COLUMNAR outline and drooping lower branches. It has attractive, red/brown fibrous BARK and flattened, NEEDLE-like LEAVES which are mid-green and curved on main SHOOTS and dark green, flat and narrow on lateral ones.

STYLE : Ideal for formal and informal upright, slanting and group styles.

WARNING : Branches tend to resuME upward growth after freeing from any WIRING.

Care Info


REPOT : Every 3-4 years in early spring.

SOIL : Basic soil mix. 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Prune during sumMEr.

PINCH : Trim new SHOOTS constantly throughout summer, to create/maintain SHAPE.

WATER : DAI>DAIly throughout growing season (supplemented by MISTING) but infrequently during winter months.

FEED : BALANCED FEED every two weeks during spring/summer.

WARNING : Branches tend to resume upward growth after freeing from any WIRING.

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