Oak Bonsai

Oak Bonsai

Bonsai trees represent those trees which can grow in containers. As a common landscaping tree in the world, oak trees can also be planted in containers as bonsai trees. Its unique appearance can present an old tree with textured barks and curved trunks in the small pot. Since the trees growing Eastern Asian countries are not good options for creating bonsai trees, oak trees are used as a bonsai choices in recent years.

Although oak trees do not have a long history to be used for miniature landscaping plants, most of the member is them family can make good bonsai. Some famous oak varieties include Cork Oak, California Oaks, Golden Cup Oak etc. The Cork oak tree is a traditional tree in the world. It is a famous evergreen tree variety and one of its famous usages is that their wood has been used as corks for wine bottles for hundreds of years, and it is where their name coming from. When you apply some training wires on the branches of them, you should pay extra attention to avoid the fracture. Some care also needs to be taken during the process of repotting. Other oak species can also be good candidates for bonsai making due to the good feature for training and pruning.

For cultivating high quality bonsai trees, you need to prepare some special soil which are moist and contains adequate nutrients for the growth of your trees. The ideal recipe for the ingredients of the soil can be half the sandy soil mixed with half the organic matters. Some fertilizers should be applied during the growing season. If you need to repot your plants to a bigger container, the ideal time to do that job is in spring before the growth starts. The container should be slightly larger than its root ball to make it grow healthier.

Image provided By PierreSelim (Self-photographed) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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