Cotoneaster co-1-6

€220.00 TTC
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The cotoneaster bonsai is very popular for its small leaves and small colorful berries. The possibilities of shaping are very numerous, its growth is rapid. It is really an ideal tree for those who want to learn the different techniques of pruning and growing in bonsai.

+ Location: outdoors all year round

+ Age: 15 years old

+ Foliage: Deciduous

Waist 44 cm
Location Outside
Age 12 ans
Foliage Deciduous
Height Entre 40 et 80 cm
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Growing tips:

Location : It loves the sun, but at the peak of summer it will also appreciate being in partial shade It is an outdoor bonsai, with good hardiness, that can stay outside all year round. But protect it from heavy frosts and wind, i.e. when the temperature drops below -5°C.

Watering : It needs a substrate that is always moist. Water it regularly while allowing the root ball to dry out slightly between waterings to avoid excess water. 

In spring/summer, watering will be done regularly, when it's hot, it's every day ! On the other hand, in winter, water according to the soil monitoring you do. Thanks to the rain and cold, you won't necessarily need to water regularly since the substrate will remain moist. 

Important : Don't hesitate to water the entire root ball up to the roots, the water will drain away through the holes under the pot or bathe the tree in water (drenching) for a few minutes, to be sure to water well up to the roots. We do not recommend putting a cup or container underneath your pot as the water will stagnate and can cause root rot. (Too much water = asphyxiation). 

Substrate and repotting: In the nursery, we use agricultural potting soil composed of black peat, blond peat, eco-aged, topsoil, horse manure, pozzolana. During the next repotting, which is done about every 2 years, you can mix more draining substrate such as: akadama, pumice, kiryu... only be careful not to disturb the root soil, do not destroy the whole root ball, 

Many bonsai react noticeably when repotted at the wrong time or too drastically. For this reason, you should cut as few roots as possible 

Pruning : In order to obtain a quality bonsai, the cotoneaster must grow freely for the first few years. For older trees, pruning is done in early winter after the growing season. Regular pruning allows the tree to give off abundant structure. The young shoots will be easier to prune and tie because they are more flexible. On the other hand, the older branches are harder and more brittle. It will therefore be necessary to use appropriate tools.

Fertilization : In the nursery we use blue tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12/12/17. Put a handful of them on the substrate (small or large depending on the size of the pot) from May to October, every 2 months.

» Complete Guide to Caring for a Bonsai Cotoneaster

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All our bonsai are unique. This is why they are referenced by numbers that do not indicate age, if you want to know it, do not hesitate to contact us

We ship throughout France and neighbouring countries that are part of the EU. We take care to pack each bonsai in custom-made wooden crates or reinforced cartons. Everything is well protected and secured to avoid any risk of breakage.

Depending on the size and weight of your order, shipping is carried out by specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (+30kg).

Our priority is that the delivery goes smoothly. Do not hesitate to consult our delivery page to learn more about our methods. 

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The bonsai tree you see in the picture is really the one you are going to receive. To find out the dimension, refer to the scale on the side. Each product is unique and we take care to take photos that give you the most accurate preview possible of what you will receive.

All bonsai are produced in our large nursery in Lot-et-Garonne. They are therefore perfectly adapted to the climate of France, which is not always the case with Japanese imports.

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