Cotoneaster microphylla 1-1

€80.00 TTC
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The Microphylla Cotoneaster bonsai, Cotoneaster Microphyllus is a shrub with leaves that are bright green on top and greyish-green on the underside. Its pretty flowers give rise to small red or orange berries.

+ Location: outdoors all year round

+ Age: 12+ years old

+ Foliage: semi-evergreen

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Growing tips.

Location : Outdoors all year round, the cotoneaster should be exposed to full sun for good production and better berry development. Be careful, in case of hot and bright sun, choose a shaded or semi-shaded spot. In winter, protect your tree from temperatures that drop below -5°C as well as from cold winds. To do this, cover the pot with a winter veil or glass wool, etc.

Watering : For good health, the Microphylla Cotoneaster needs a substrate that is always moist. Water your tree regularly, allowing the root ball to dry out slightly between waterings to avoid excess water. Indeed, underwatering or overwatering is not necessarily advantageous for your bonsai.

Important: Do not hesitate to water the entire root ball up to the roots, materially, the water drains through the holes present 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).

In spring/summer, watering is done on a regular basis. In hot weather, it's every day ! On the other hand, in winter, water according to the supervision of the soil that you make of it. Thanks to the rain and cold, you won't necessarily need to water regularly since the substrate will remain moist.

Substrate and repotting : In the nursery, we use potting soil composed of black peat, blond peat, eco-aged, topsoil, horse manure, pozzolana. You can adapt your substrate very well, by making a mixture of akadama, pumice or others...

Repotting should be done every 2 years. During this process, be careful, as the roots of this variety do not hold the soil very well.

Pruning : Due to rapid growth, the cotoneaster requires regular and often abundant pruning. Leave a significant interval between each branch because all pruning involves a generous flowering with multiplying shoots. You can prune new shoots to one or two leaves throughout the growing season.

Prune early in the spring. Remove or shorten the previous year's shoots and remove unwanted buds.

Important : Pruning must precede the appearance of the buds.

Fertilization : In the nursery, we use blue tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12 12 17. It is an ideal fertilizer as a supplement to nutrients. Place some on the substrate using a handle (small or large depending on the size of your pot). Fertilize from May to October, every two months for good growth of your tree.

More information: 

All our bonsai are unique. That's why they're referenced by numbers. These do not indicate the age of the tree. If you would like to know more about it, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to let you know its approximate age. 

We ship bonsai 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 . 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 specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (+30kg).

Our priority is that the delivery of your bonsai goes smoothly. For this reason, shipments are rarely made on weekends and never during heat waves, to prevent your bonsai from transacting for too long. We also regularly check and verify the tracking of your packages. 

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

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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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