Tamarisk 1-16

€90.00 TTC
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The Tamaris bonsai is highly valued for its pale pink blooms in April/May, its bright green foliage has a bushy and light appearance with supple and finely drooping branches. The many flowers are small, grouped in clusters, resembling long, loose, drooping spikes.

+ Location: outdoors all year round

+ Age: 12 years old

+ Foliage: Deciduous

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Tamarisk bonsai

Very interesting to grow. In France, it usually grows in southern areas. Nevertheless, it can be found on much of the Atlantic coast. In autumn, the foliage turns a golden colour, before disappearing for the winter.  

Did you know? The pink or white flowers of the Tamarisk tree are associated in a simple inflorescence (a way of grouping the flowers of a plant). When ripe, these pretty flowers give way to fruit. The tiny seeds present in the flowers are composed of silky hairs that allow them to be scattered by wind and water.

Growing Tips

Location : Outdoors all year round, it should be displayed, preferably, in a very bright spot for abundant flowering. Accustomed to the coastal climate, the Tamaris tolerates spray, winds and drought very well.

Watering : Tamarisk trees need 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 supervision of the soil. 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 bonsai in water (drenching) for a few minutes, to make sure you water it well. We do not recommend putting a cup/container under the pot as the water will stagnate and can cause root rot. (Too much water = asphyxiation).

Repotting/substrate : Every 2/3 years. In the nursery, we use potting soil composed of black peat, blond peat, eco-aged, topsoil, horse manure, pozzolana. The next time you repot, you can mix more draining substrate such as: akadama, pumice, kiryu... Just be careful not to disturb the root ball, don't destroy the whole root ball! 

Many bonsai react noticeably when repotted at the wrong time or too drastically.

Size : If you prefer a small tree silhouette, keep the most beautiful stem and remove the others at the base. Once it has formed, do not prune it again except to shorten the width of the crown (the part of the tree made up of a set of branches located at the top of the trunk). If you prefer a bushy form, prune your tree after flowering by cutting back the shoots that have developed since last summer.

 The main thing is not to prune the Tamarisk later than the end of June. This is because it blooms on last year's shoots. This variety tolerates severe pruning. Remove the most mature branches at the base to rejuvenate your tamarisk.

Fertilization : In the nursery, we use tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12 12 17. It is a perfect fertilizer as a supplement to nutrients. Place a handful of fertilizer on the substrate (larger or smaller depending on the size of the pot). Fertilize from May to October, apply every 2 months.

More information:

The photos are contractual, i.e. the tree and pot you see in the photo 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, so they are referenced by numbers to differentiate them.

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

Depending on the size and weight of your bonsai, shipping is carried out by specialised carriers: DPD & GEODIS 

Our priority is that the delivery of your bonsai goes smoothly. For this, shipments are rarely made at the end of the week and never during heat waves, we regularly check and check the tracking of your packages. 

Do not hesitate to consult our delivery page to learn more about our methods. 

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The + of our bonsai nursery

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.

We have more than 1500 bonsai trees for sale at the nursery and tens of thousands under cultivation and work.