Angela Ryczkowski is a professional writer who has served as a greenhouse manager and certified wildland firefighter. At the shortly after the flowers blossom, the black fruit begins to appear. ‘Akebono’ (‘Daybreak’) – Grows 25 feet tall and wide with a rounded, spreading growth habit. Free Shipping Fertilizer should be applied at least once a month except during winter. Tools & Wire For more information, please see HGIC 2209, Peach Diseases and HGIC 2210, Peach Insect Pests. Gift Certificates, Bonsai Trees Mexican Plum (P. mexicana): Mexican plum has a delicate, spreading form, growing 15 to 25 feet tall. Bonsai For Dummies, Bonsai Gifts & Favors The reasons for repotting are to supply your tree with fresh soil, and to encourage a more compact root system. ‘Akebono’ Yoshino Cherry Photo by Jack Scheper ©2003 Shipping Information / FAQ About our Trees / Tell a Friend / Links / Customer Comments. It is single-trunked and does not spread and form thickets like chickasaw plum and American plum. Apply water when the soil appears dry -- never allow the soil to become completely dry. A bonsai can be viewed best when it is placed approximately three to four feet high (eye level), such as on a table, wall or bench. ‘Shirotae’ (‘Mt. The bark is shiny and reddish-brown. TRAINING This brief explanation of basic care does not cover training. It has received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Evaluate each tree's water requirements and adjust your watering schedule to accommodate it. The instructions below are just the basics and, therefore, we recommend that you purchase one of the many fine books available on the subject. It is best to choose a location that is protected from wind and sun, but not rain or snow. ‘Shidare Yoshino’ – A weeping, white-flowered selection. Humidity/Drip Trays Bonsai Pots Ceramic/Mica "Kwanzan" cherry trees are particularly prone to bark splitting or sunscald, sometimes caused by a sudden increase in the amount of sunlight reaching the trunk or main branches. All recommendations are for South Carolina conditions and may not apply to other areas. Introduction to the Art of Bonsai If your Bonsai is receiving full sun, it may be necessary to water once a day. Watering Cans Fugi’) – Wide-spreading habit, 20 feet tall with wider spread. All recommendations for pesticide use are for South Carolina only and were legal at the time of publication, but the status of registration and use patterns are subject to change by action of state and federal regulatory agencies. Fruits are yellow to red, and are good for making jelly. Pruning is seldom necessary except to remove dead or diseased wood, or crossing branches that appear awkward or rub against each other. This provides extra moisture around the tree as the water evaporates and reduces the amount of moisture lost to modern heating systems. Bonsai Books & Video This tree is adapted to all of South Carolina. Some only thrive in the mountainous regions. ‘Atropurpurea’ – Fast-growing tree grows 25 to 30 feet tall. Detailed History of Bonsai The Japanese cherry tree is without a doubt among the most beautiful spring-blooming trees. Plums are not as particular about soil as flowering cherries, but will not tolerate waterlogged soils for long periods. While seldom used in landscape planting, it may be saved in naturalized areas. It is a small tree with a narrow growth habit. Dark green leaves turn to yellow-orange or orange-red in autumn. Your Bonsai should not remain inside for more than a few days at a time, as the atmosphere is detrimental to the health of your tree. Growth Rate: It may grow about 10 feet in 10 years, but is short-lived. Most common cultivar; planted with Yoshino cherry in Washington, D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Although somewhat tolerant of drought, it benefits from irrigation in dry weather. Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. Soft pink flowers bloom in early spring. Loyalty Benefits for Aphids, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Centipedegrass Yearly Maintenance Program.