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Japanese Flowering Quince Bonsai Tree Care Sheet

General Description:

The Japanese Flowering Quince Bonsai Tree from Nursery Tree Wholesalers displays a rare combination of pink, white, and red flowers. These bonsai trees are among the favorites of those that wish to great spring’s warm days with a touch a color and festivities. During the spring, the plump buds will begin to open to unveil vivid red, pink and white flowers, all on the same tree. These beautiful flowers will whisk you away with the spring. The blossoms are preceded by green foliage, which will cover the rugged, strongly angular limbs. They are native to the eastern regions of Asia, such as China, Korea, and Japan. The ornate flowers are proudly shown in in clusters of five petals, and actually develop fruits that ripen in the fall. In the West however, these wonders are not used for their fruits, but rather their colorful flowers. Please be sure you check out our full selection of online bonsai trees for sale from our wholesale nursery after you have read up on the Japanese Flowering Quince Bonsai Tree.

Watering:

You should not allow the soil of the Japanese Quince to become completely dry, as they are not drought tolerant. Check the soil every couple of days for moisture, which will always change depending on the weather conditions, by lightly pushing with your fingers on the topsoil. If you cannot feel moisture, it is time to water! But be careful not to overwater, as this can have negative effects on the health of the tree. It is all about finding the balance right?

Temperature:

This is an outdoor bonsai tree, and needs to be kept outdoors during most of the year. A critical step that beginners tend to miss in maintaining the health of this tree is to not let the tree enter its natural state of dormancy during the winter. You need to leave your tree outside when the temperature begin to drop in the fall and winter. However, since it is a bonsai tree and the soil/pot offers little protection from freezing, move the tree into a garage or shed when the temperatures dip below freezing. During the winter, we recommend that you water your bonsai twice a week. Sound good? Other than that, your Japanese Quince will stay healthiest outside, in its natural environment.

Lighting:

This bonsai needs to be kept outside in a partially sunny location. Do not keep the bonsai in a place that receives direct sunlight throughout the day, or it can cause the flowers to wilt.

Fertilizing:

We recommend that you fertilize your Quince bonsai tree every 4 weeks from Spring to Fall. You do not need to fertilize during the winter. Make sure that you water heavily for the next few days after fertilizing to help prevent root burn.

Trimming:

In bonsai, trimming is performed routinely to help ensure that the tree keeps its miniature look and to style the tree. With your Japanese Quince, you should pinch away new or unwanted growth in the early days of spring using two fingers. Never remove all of the new growth at the same time, as this will certainly damage the health of the tree. Rather use the tree’s natural growth pattern to flow into the design you want your bonsai to be.

Repotting:

We recommend that you repot your bonsai every 3 years in early Spring, just before growing season begins. Timing is everything for repotting. Repotting just before the tree really begins to grow allows the roots to heal and develop when the health and vigor of the bonsai are at its high point. We recommend cutting away about a fourth of the existing roots, and remove any dead growth at that time as well. Replant that tree using high quality bonsai soil, and be sure you water heavily for the next few days to help replenish the tree after the “shock” of being repotted.

Potential Pests:

Japanese Quinces are not prone to diseases, but you could possibly run into lacebugs, spider mites, aphids, white fly, scale, leafminers, stem boreres. If you do notice anything, spray the tree down with a mixture of 1 quart water and 1 tablespoon dish soap and thoroughly clean. Rinse the tree with normal water when complete. But remember this - AS ALWAYS with bonsai trees and plants, the best prevention for avoiding pests is to keep the tree healthy! If it is healthy, the pests will be less likely to inflict damage on the tree and it will bounce back quicker after treatment.

 

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