Need a healthy dose of winter color? Camellia delivers. With its showy red to pink blossoms; this bonsai provides a much needed color splash during the dull days of winter. A pretty; slow growing evergreen and a consistent customer favorite. Blooms Nov. - Dec. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection; see Bonsai Care. Ideal with 11 Humidity Tray"
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Excellent shipping and packaging of a delicate item. Camilia was ordered for a gift and when I read a review from Early December saying theirs arrive full of blossoms and buds, I had high expectations. Mine came with 1 bud which showed a hint of color and 2 tight buds. So that was a bit disappointing, however the size was quite large, larger than I expected. Pot was green instead of the cobalt blue shown in the pictures which actually will work nicely. Overall, I think the Bonsai will be enjoyed and I would consider buying from again when in need of something special.
Barbara OswaldDec 4th 2021
Everything was perfect! My camellia arrived quickly and was very well packaged. It was healthy and full of both blossoms and buds. I am very happy.
Rolando ToccafondiOct 30th 2021
It arrived within a week in excellent shape as all of my bonsai have over the years. Brussels people are excellent packers. The plant was as described and is very healthy looking with plenty of buds as advertised. I continue to be very pleased with the bonsai that I purchase from Brussels Bonsai.
LEROY HILTAug 21st 2021
When I received my order the pot was damaged so I sent a email explaining the issue along with pictures and received a response in a timely manner..... BRUSSELS BONSAI sent me a replacement pot with no hassle.... VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND SATISFIED.
RobinJul 3rd 2020
Excellent in all aspects! Nice size Healthy plant, Carefully packaged, prompt delivery. I will be ordering again!
John SwobodaJun 25th 2020
I only received the plant in the last couple of weeks, but I am pleased with the plant.
RyanNov 26th 2018
Gorgeous bonsai specimen! Promptly shipped faster than I expected, and the bonsai itself was carefully packed and in excellent condition. The winter camellia had two blooms already there, and after acclimating it to my yard, it has now continued to bloom, providing much needed color to my garden during this time of year. It was also larger than I expected for the price. All reasons why I am a repeat customer. Highly recommend Brussel's and this camellia in particular.