Flowering Bonsai Tree
A flowering bonsai tree is the best option for you if you wish to enjoy the majesty of a tree in full bloom inside your own living room.
Flowering trees are one of the most sought after kind of plants among enthusiasts in the bonsai world. The magnificence and ornamental value of the flowering bonsai make them so very popular.
These bonsai trees need special care and attention in terms of their feeding, watering and pruning schedules. Further more the kind of soil and fertilizers used also make a huge difference to the bonsai.
Pruning of a flowering tree is different from that of other bonsai trees. When the bonsai is in bloom you must remove all the dead flowers in order to promote the growth of new ones.
Flowering trees when grown as bonsai need more fertilizers. During the flowering season, fertilizers should be used every fortnight and during the dormant season, you may consider using fertilizers once a month.
Some of the popular flowering tree varieties are
- Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree
This is an evergreen flowering tree which generally blooms during the summer months. The flowers on the Fukien tea bonsai are very small, and they subsequently turn into black berries. This is best suited for growing as an indoor bonsai.
- Azalea Bonsai
Azalea tree blooms during the months of May and June. The Satsuki azalea is one of the most trained bonsai varieties in the world.
- Gardenia Bonsai
Gardenia is an evergreen shrub and one of the most beautiful varieties of flowering bonsai tree. The flowers usually grow as clusters and have a wonderful fragrance.
- Japanese Maple Bonsai
Japanese maple bonsai usually grow small red and purple color flowers.
- Dwarf Pomegranate Bonsai
The dwarf pomegranate is another admired flowering tree. It bears seasonal flowers which are generally yellow or orange in colour. The flowering of the plant is a precursor to bearing fruits.
- Serissa Bonsai
Serissa flowers for around 2 to 3 times a year and produce beautiful white flowers.
- Cherry Bonsai
It is one of the most accommodating species of bonsai trees that bear flowers. It does not demand a lot of attention from the practitioner.
- Olive Bonsai Tree
With there small flowers and fragrance the olive bonsai tree is a good choice for a flowering bonsai.
The bougainvillea, with its beautiful purple colour flowers makes a beautiful choice for flowering bonsai trees. However this plant is not restricted to the purple color alone. It blooms in white, yellow, red and orange colors as well.
A flowering bonsai tree looks great indoors. Some of them replicate the scene of their natural growth right inside the living room accentuating the beauty of the dwelling place. Hope you have a lot of fun with flowering bonsais.
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