How to Grow Bonsai trees by Propagating Cuttings. – See below for more information on Propagating Bonsai trees.
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This video contains tips and information on what to do and how to do it when taking cuttings to propagate and grow bonsai tree. Its a tutorial for beginners, but all are welcome to this resource.
This Video is about about taking cuttings from a 35 year old Nagasaki crab apple tree. I acquired the tree from Mike Jones of Bonsai Passion a few years ago. Mike had grown it from a sapling imported from Japan. A friend who lives in the North of England wanted some rooted cuttings from this tree. I attempted it last year, but it was late in the summer and the little saplings were not strong enough to survive the winter. I have used this technique for Japanese Quince, Chinese Elms, European wild olive, and Nagasaki Crab Apple. The Nagasaki did not survive the last winter due to not being strong enough. As the name suggests, this tree originates from Nagasaki, Japan.
These are outdoor trees, have regular growth and need summer pruning around July. They are winter hardy in the UK and I keep mine out doors at all times of the year. They are deciduous trees and lose of of their leaves in the autumn.
These trees can be placed in full sun or partial shade. In very hot weather partial shade is preferable, as its prone to leaf burn in very hot weather and full sun. Good bonsai soil mix is preferable for good drainage. They do need to be watered twice a day when its very hot in the summer months.
As the trees are in little pots, the goodness from the bonsai soil mix doesn’t last long so they need to be fed. Primarily I feed it with Tomato liquid fertliser and also whatever else is around to give the tree a bit of variety. My feeding regime starts in spring and goes through to almost the end of autumn.