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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

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Bonsai Care

In the wild this is the worlds largest living tree. It is an evergreen conifer with a distinctive conical outline and drooping branches. It has attractive, red/brown spongey bark and dark green "awl" shaped leaves.

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 : 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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