How to do Sageretia theezans Chinese Sweet Plum Bonsai

The Chinese Sweet Plum is a glorious with small leaves which change in colour as they mature from a lemony green to a light green to a green. They make attractive small to large bonsai. This video show you how to identify, care for and cultivate them as bonsai trees.

Chinese Sweet Plum or the scientific name Sageretia Theezans is an evergreen shrub that grows to about three metres tall. It has delicate oval light green green leaves, inconspicuous little flowers and small edible droop shaped fruit and has long been cherished as a bonsai species. I have for many years and I have many old, old specimens because of that. In terms of styles, they make small medium and even large large shaped large bonsais and just about any style that you can have. And in most of Europe, it was grown as an indoor bonsai. They like their sun so its best in the south facing window or a bright conservatory. In the Mediterranean areas, they can be grown outdoors all through the year and in some parts of Southern England where Zone 9 exists, you could possibly grow them outdoors too. In terms of watering, Sageretias like a moist soil so water them regularly and water them well but dont let them stand in water. They will root rot. Feed with a general-purpose feed every 15 days. Use a balanced feed; 555 is ideal Reduce feeding to once a month during Autumn and winter. Shaping is normally done using the clip and grow method. Groom back to three leaves once its grown. Its a continuously growing species so you can prune it any time of the year Repot every two to three years, late spring to early summer is a good time when temperatures are nicely settled. Use a moisture retaining mix. We use two parts Akadama and one part pumice and one part of well mulch bark or leaf mulch. Wiring is best done in Autumn and winter. Do not leave on too long. It will scar the bark.

Uploaded: 21/10/2015 Presenter: Mark D'Cruz Film by: Sandra Rychlicka
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