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Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Sageretia

 

Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai)

Bonsai is ancient tradition of the Japanese for growing miniature trees or shrubs in containers. They are literally just a miniature form of the real thing. They can be shaped and made to look older than their years. Although size, ph, light requirements and frost hardiness have been given here, each of these actually depends on the requirements of the type of tree or shrub grown. 'Chinese Sweet Plum' is a flowering, fruiting tree. As a pot-grown bonsai it should be kept in a bright place out of direct sun, (as the sun might scorch the leaves). The plant will benefit from a humidity tray (a tray of wet gravel on top of which the bonsai's pot is placed). From early Summer, the pot can be placed in light shade outdoors. Re-pot every two years, or so, preferably in early Spring

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plant Features
  • Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai)

Latin name

Sageretia

type

shrubs or trees

family

Rhamnaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Sweet Plum (Bonsai) is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Sageretia

Bonsai is ancient tradition of the Japanese for growing miniature trees or shrubs in containers. They are literally just a miniature form of the real thing. They can be shaped and made to look older than their years. Although size, ph, light requirements and frost hardiness have been given here, each of these actually depends on the requirements of the type of tree or shrub grown. 'Chinese Sweet Plum' is a flowering, fruiting tree. As a pot-grown bonsai it should be kept in a bright place out of direct sun, (as the sun might scorch the leaves). The plant will benefit from a humidity tray (a tray of wet gravel on top of which the bonsai's pot is placed). From early Summer, the pot can be placed in light shade outdoors. Re-pot every two years, or so, preferably in early Spring


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Flowering depends on the type of plant grown. Many trees won't flower at all, but azaleas, for example, should flower just the same as a "non bonsai" plant

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

The type of growing medium is very important for growing bonsai. It must be water-retentive, free-draining and non-compacting to give good aeration. There are several types that can be bought from bonsai specialists or online. The most important components for a Bonsai growing medium are Akadama, Pumice, Lava rock, organic potting compost and fine gravel (grit).

 
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