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Advantages Care

Cotoneaster bonsai deserve a regular place in every bonsai collection. Cotoneaster have everything a bonsai tree needs.

What are the advantages of a cotoneaster for bonsai formation ?

  • Cotoneaster bonsai bloom very young and abundantly. Usually white, pink or white-red. The small, apple-like, often red fruits usually hang on the bonsai tree for months
  • Cotoneaster bonsai trees have very small leaves. Often with a beautiful autumn color. Cotoneaster willingly sprout out even after radical bonsai pruning
  • Cotoneaster bonsai are easy to care for and are therefore good bonsai for beginners. Cotoneaster have only few problems with pests
  • In contrast to other bonsai species they are well suited for cascade bonsai style
  • Many Cotoneaster varieties are available and are ideal for smallbonsai

Cotoneaster bonsai for sale

We import our Cotoneaster bonsai mostly from Spain or grow them ourselves. Here you can buy your Cotoneaster bonsai. Orders are usually dispatched on the same working day. Enjoy the selection of your Cotoneaster bonsai tree here.

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Care in a nutshell

Wiring: Some species of Cotoneaster shed their leaves in autumn. Then the application of bonsai wire is easy. The young shoots are easy to bend and shape. If the wire presses into the bark later, the bonsai should be unwired. The best way to do this is to use a wire cutter for bonsai. With it, the wire can be easily cut into pieces and removed. Cotoneaster bonsai can also be formed just by pruning.

Fertilisation: Fertilize abundantly from March to September with organic bonsai fertilizer such as Biogold, Hanagokoro) or Liquid bonsai fertilizer.

Irrigation: Do not keep too dry. Water a Cotoneaster bonsai evenly, especially before and during flowering and fruit ripening, in order to ensure a rich fruit hang.

Pruning: Cotoneaster tolerates pruning very well and sprout fast even after drastic cuts. Often then, strongly growing shoots form on the lower part of the trunk. If these are not needed, you should break them out early or cut them off directly on the trunk with sharp concave cutter.

Overwintering: Cotoneaster bonsai are only suitable for keeping as an outdoor bonsai. This means that a cold winter, e.g. in an unheated foil tent, is tolerated well and is necessary. There, frosts down to -10°C are well tolerated for a short period of time.

Repotting: Repot in early March in a well-drained bonsai soil (Akadama) with a stronger root cut. If there are a lot of roots in the bonsai pot, up to 30% of these roots can be removed when repotting. If possible use an old bonsai scissors for cutting the roots.

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