Dawn Redwoods were thought to be totally extinct until they were discovered at a temple in China in the early 20th century. These trees have beautiful feather-like foliage and a formal, upright style which is visually powerful and majestic. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection.
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.
• Orders over $50 will be charged 20% of the product total
• Order under $50 will be charged a flat fee of $12.00
• Deliveries to West Coast addresses (West of Rocky Mountains) will arrive in 4-6 business days (see map below)
• Orders sent to the rest of the country will arrive in 1-4 business days (see map below)
Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.
Item: Like many have noted, the item I received was not in the same shape as the picture but I was expecting it. From a Bonsai perspective, I looked at the trunc and this was great. Very straight which is important for this type of Bonsai. There are currrently three branches at the top but I figure that I can pick which one should be the one I keep (again for a straight shape). so it did not bother me that the choice of shaping the tree was left up to me. The only thing I regret is that the branches at the bottom were as strong or numerous as I expected so it will take some time to rectify. The tree was in good health. The reason I have 4 out of 5 is part because of the comment above and also because the pot was broken when I received it. Nevertheless, I contacted the service (email on Friday) and by Monday a brand new pot was on its way (thanks!) I just had to report the original that was sent to me in the new pot when I received it. So good service! (not sure why the pot broke because packing was very padded, so I would err on the rough shipping). I would buy again
Rachel C.Mar 17th 2019
My husband loved the Dawn Redwood that I purchased for his birthday! Absolutely beautiful.
Maria HollenderOct 15th 2018
Majestic! Very happy with this absolutely healthy and beautiful tree. Wrapped in pristine condition. Once again thank you for your awesome customer service. It show how great of a company you Run. Congratulations to your team, you guys are the best!!
Mar5Aug 31st 2018
Stunning plant. It arrived in wonderful condition and I am excited about developing it further.
Grace DoddJun 12th 2018
I was very happy with the tree, I was surprised at how well it was pack. Love your products, I also purchased the redwood tree, and I am even happier with that tree.If I had more room, I would probably purchased all of them.
Richard W.Jun 6th 2018
Disappointed that the tree was so scrawny. There was a large gap between the foliage at the top of the tree and that at the bottom.
AnthonyJun 2nd 2018
The tree I received is in excellent shape: healthy and lush. It's growing new shoots and leaves like crazy. I have the full-size version in my front yard, and this bonsai is true to the original.
Being a beginner, I naively expected the tree to come out of the box looking just like the picture here. I was momentarily distraught when it came out looking like a mop. Ha! You will need to trim this tree when you get it (if it's like mine). I waited a couple of days until I shaped it a bit before writing this review. Now, it looks a lot more like the website photo. It was actually part of the fun once I got over the initial shock. I only mention this to give a heads-up to other beginners.
My bonsai was extremely well-packaged and arrived in excellent shape, which is saying something given the delicate leaves and shoots. And the pot it came in is very nice. You can buy with confidence from Brussel's Bonsai!
CharlieMay 17th 2018
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome
My new Dawn Redwood is not only beautiful but very strong. It arrived in perfect condition due to the professional packaging. I am really really pleased with this purchase.
RAY L MAGERMay 16th 2018
Tree arrived in great shape. Very well packed. Nice healthy tree. I definitely will buy here again.