Dwarf Pyracantha bonsai are graceful; spreading little trees with petite; light green leaves. Their branches grow both vertically and horizontally; giving them a natural; uncontrived appearance. Clusters of round; red berries; which are displayed for an extended period; followed by starry white blooms. These delightful bonsai appreciate sun and respond well to being grown outdoors. Blooms in April. Berries Sept. - 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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It came in a timely manner! And the tree was beautifully package! And it is my pride n jon with the way it looks!! My kitten had eaten my little trees that I had planted from a kit.And I needed something to make my spirit feel better! It feels good!!
Harold SchottJun 24th 2020
The plant arrived one week ago in excellent condition. I was impressed how quickly it was delivered. It was very well packaged. The plant was healthy and has had minimal leaf loss. I would have rated this five stars but like another reviewer said it looks more like a shrub than a bonsai. Mine is very oddly shaped. It looks nothing like the photo shown. This was my first purchase from Brussel’s and because of its shape makes me hesitant to order sight unseen again. The 2018 reviews gave me confidence to buy from Brussel's. I was wanting to make another purchase or two. I guess I'll shop around first.
Patricia BaltzMay 19th 2020
The plants (4 different plants) arrived safely. These 4 plants were a Mother’s Day gift and sadly I am disappointed in all but one plant. This Pyracantha is a tall plant though the trunk is only about 3” tall, chopped and there are multiple branches more like a shrub. Maybe later I could cut this back hard and make a respectable shohin bonsai. Currently there is no “tree” in this bonsai pot. Nothing like the photo shown.
JAMES A KRONENBERGMar 2nd 2020
Nice specimen. A little more spare than I thought, but it will develop over time.
Colleen SarkisianJun 28th 2018
I sent this as a gift to my sister and she said it was excellently packaged. The plant was healthy and seems to be doing well.
Ed in CaliforniaJun 9th 2018
Arrived in excellent condition two weeks ago. Adapting to new environment with minimal leaf loss. Beautiful healthy plant with symmetry and balance. Very reasonable price for such high quality.