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Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Tree Care & Description

General Description:

The Dwarf Crepe Myrtle Bonsai Tree from Nursery Tree Wholesalers is loved by many and makes for an exquisite and unique bonsai tree. The tree is originally native to Asia, and is known for the contrast between the red and silver within the slightly peeling bark. The full size species of this tree has been popular in the USA for nearly 150 years. When it blooms, it will showcase an array of pink, purple, or white flowers, and if you follow the basic rules for proper care with this tree, you will have showy blooms time and time again. Please be sure you check out our online nursery of bonsai trees for sale at wholesale prices, after you have read up on the Crepe Myrtle Bonsai tree.

The vibrant flowers will typically bloom between mid and late summer, so this bonsai tree is a perfect addition of color to any patio, deck, or garden. The crinkly-edged petals on the flowers will form in spike-like clusters of 6 or 7. The Crepe Myrtle Bonzai Trees are consistently a customer favorite and will never disappoint with their colorful, long-lasting blooms.

Watering:

The Crepe Myrtle Bonsai prefers soil that drains well and needs to be watered frequently during the Spring, and moderately throughout the rest of the year. You should reduce watering dramatically during the winter.

Lighting:

We recommend that you keep the bonsai in full sunlight, preferably outdoors where there is plenty of air circulation. If you do not provide the tree with full sunlight, defoliation could occur.

Temperature:

The Crepe Myrtle Bonsai prefers to be kept outside during the warm, bright, and dry summer, but can also be successfully kept indoors if they are placed inside the garage during the winter to stimulate dormancy. The dormancy cycle occurs during the winter when the leave drop, and this must be completed for the tree to remain healthy. It will bloom during the summer.

Fertilizing:

We recommend that you add a small amount of fertilizer every two weeks during the Spring and Autumn using low nitrogen, tomato fertilizer and Osmocote. Be warned that excessive fertilizing will damage the tree during the winter and possibly reduce the blooming of flowers.

Trimming:

This bonsai tree produces flowers on the tips of the new shoots, so be careful when trimming if you would like the flowers to actually appear! We recommend that you trim and prune your bonzai during Autumn, which can help stimulate the flower and bud production the next Spring. If you cut the branches back “severely”, it will help thicken the trunk if you allow it to grow freely for the year. When wiring, be careful of the delicate branches and be mindful to bend them gently into place by applying slight pressure with the thumbs.

Possible Insects or Pests:

Aphids and Scales can unfortunately common problems with this bonsai tree. However, they can be easily dealt with by spraying the foliage completely with a solution of 1 tsp of dish soap, and 1 quart of warm water. After the foliage is sprayed, be sure to clean the leaves with clean water. Be careful not to spray the flowers with the solution or it might cause them to brown. If you provide your bonsai with the proper amount of sun and do not overwater it, you should have very few problems with the tree.

Repotting:

We recommend that you repot your Crepe Myrtles in the early Spring (before blooming!) every 1-3. Replace the soil with a well draining soil and perform a minimal amount of root cutting.

Helpful Comments:

Ensure that the foliage of the tree is dust free, as it will help with optimal photosynthesis and overall vigor. By providing plenty of light and air circulation, your tree should stay healthy and beautiful.

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