Our new 'Sekka' bonsai is a super dwarf Hinoki Cypress cultivar not widely available outside of Japan. This variety's unusual foliage responds to trimming by developing into a very dense; compact form. 'Sekka' stays and requires minimal effort to maintain its shape. Winter hardy to 20 degrees with protection and happiest in temperatures below 90 degrees. Ideal with 8" 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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Brussels always packs their products well so things are always in good shape that way. I was hoping the hinoki would be closer to the goobe shape shown in the picture for the item. It looks healthy enough but the shape is sparse in some areas foliage wise. I realize its only a representation but again was hoping it was a little closer to a globe shape so i could remove what i wanted to shape the tree. I cant really remove anything much at this point.
DougMar 16th 2023
Sekka Hinoki Cypress
My bonsai came very quickly and in very well packaged container. I was excited for it to come. Thought it was going to be a more rounded plant, kind of flat. The foliage was rubber like, not sure if it is supposed to be this way. I think it is my lack of knowledge. However, I am very excited my new plant, and other bonsai plants. This is a wonderful hobby and Brussel's is a fantastic source!
Brandon PerkinsFeb 25th 2023
Simply beautiful tree!
A healthy tree.
Plenty of branches to choose from.
Simply awesome tree for the money!
Will ComstockJul 19th 2020
Sekka Hinoki Cypress
I just received my Hinoki Cypress bonsai today and i could not be happier! it arrived in great shape, it was quite a bit larger than i anticipated and the staff at Brussels did a fantastic job on the packaging. I will definitely be purchasing more bonsai from Brussels in the future.
Tim PuckettMay 20th 2020
outdoor bonsai Hinoki Cypress
love it thought the service and delivery was absolute fab, Everything about this has been all good, no great.
jm Oct 4th 2019
i really just wanted a healthy parent tree to propagate some cuttings of this cultivar. i couldn’t really find any nursery that was selling it, and i was unsure of what to expect from brussels, being a large scale ship to home type nursery. i really was surprised at how big the tree was for what i paid. can’t see the nebari, but the trunk is pretty thick, about 3/4”, and the pot itself is pretty nice and i feel it could be around $20 retail. the tree does look nothing like the photo, but that’s because it just has lots of growth shooting out everywhere as it been allowed to grow out. very good deal and a very healthy tree. great job!
RachaelJun 23rd 2019
This tree arrived in great shape and is very healthy. However, it does not even slightly resemble the photo. The branches look more like a firework exploding but nothing like the photo. The root ball is more than a third sticking out of the dirt like it was hastily replanted. Healthy but Very disappointed.
Tommy StrangeMay 1st 2019
The tree is beautiful. The trunk appears to be wider than in the photo, and it arrived alive and healthy. I look forward to wiring this tree in the near future. Thanks again Brussel’s Bonsai.
James BottSep 28th 2018
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress “Sekka”
Received my trees today. After debating on and off for a long time I finally decided to purchase a Hinoki Cypress Sekka. I’ve seen a few in the past elsewhere that were very small in size and expensive. The trees I received from Brussel’s far exceeded my expectations. This was my first purchase from Brussel’s and I will definitely be back for more.
William C.Jul 13th 2018
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress "sekka"
I feel I got a really good specimen tree. Thank you!