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Box (Buxus)

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

The two Buxus species that are commonly seen as 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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