Water pots are special dual pocket containers; one side encloses the soil and tree roots while the other surrounds a reflective pool that mirrors the detailed bonsai features. Sadly; state agricultural regulations prohibit us from shipping these trees to California.
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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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.
I ordered two trees from this business. A green mound juniper with zen pool and Satsuki Azalea. Both arrived in great condition. I noticed on my juniper the soil would always stay moist and noticed the pool would dry fairly quick. Reached out to Brussels and didn’t get a response. Then recently the juniper started becoming brittle. Seemed weird since I have two baby junipers and a significant older juniper which I water/mist appropriately. Waiting to see if my tree will survive now.
AnnabelleApr 18th 2022
I got this bonsai for my brother for his birthday and he absolutely loved it! It was more than I expected and it arrived perfectly.
Judith T. BlissApr 20th 2021
My little juniper arrived in perfect health in just 4 days from MS. I had had several bonsai of different types over the years and had bought them from Home Depot and one time from a grocery store. After doing some research online I found the Brussel's Bonsai nursery and although the prices are not cheap, was sure I had found a place to find my new hobby. The tree is perky, the zen pottery is attractive and he now adorns the front hall next to the stairs. I look forward to doing it right this time and will avail myself of the many videos produced by Brussel's to ensure a rewarding hobby.
TomasMar 14th 2021
The plant is a beautiful Speciman, but during shipment most of the soil shifted from the plant side to the reflecting pond side of the pot. There was no moss in the pot as shown in the photo. I put the soil back where it belonged and will see if the roots were damaged during shipment.
Greg LogginsMar 11th 2021
More than I expected
I have seen several bonsai plants before I found Brussel's online. Who would have thought the item would be so great.
KalaDec 15th 2020
I was hesitant to order a bonsai cause of shipping, but it was packed perfectly. The tree I received is beautiful and similar in size to the one pictured. I wish I could post a photo.
SteveSep 19th 2020
simply perfect and healthy
Claudia DegenDec 17th 2019
Green Mound Juniper
The little Juniper arrived well packed and secured in the box. It looked healthy and beautiful.
RhondaJun 27th 2019
Love this little tree it was gorgeous but the FedEx man handled it roughly and it lost a lot of dirt I would order another tree from them
JaredApr 18th 2019
The plants are full and beautiful. Also, customer service is excellent. A plant was received damaged and was quickly replaced.