Bonsai is a dwarf version of the plant. It comes from many kinds of trees such as shrubs, vines, or sakura tree. This miniature tree is native to China and Japanese culture and considered as an art.
The shape of the tree can be formed according to the owner’s whim. One of the commonly known bonsai tree is sakura bonsai tree.
Sakura or usually called cherry blossom is famous in China, Japan, and Korea.
Each year there are always displays and festival of sakura blossom in those countries. The sakura trees usually bloom on spring, then the black fruits come after spring and during autumn the leaves turn brownish orange.
Nowadays, many other countries also plant sakura tree and make their own sakura park.
There are approximately 200 species of sakura tree in Japan. The most famous one is Somei Yoshino which has all white petals and a hint of pink at the stem. Almost all of the variety of sakura can be cultivated as bonsai. With the right handle and care, the sakura bonsai tree can live for years.
You have to carefully choose the right variety of the sakura bonsai tree before buying from the reputable seller. It is also important to keep in mind that your area climate, temperature, and weather have a great impact for sakura bonsai tree. For further information, there are several points to remember about sakura bonsai care.
Since it is originated in four season country, sakura bonsai tree also needs the same temperature as the original place.
During winter, sakura bonsai tree needs cold environment, while, during spring and summer, it needs a high amount of sunlight.
Sakura bonsai needs the frequent amount of water. You can water it when the soil is dry but never let the soil too dry. If you place it under direct sunlight, it must be important to water sakura bonsai tree once a day.
For watering, you can use water spray or hose with mild tension, therefore, the water flow does not disturb the soil. You can adjust the watering schedule due to the sakura bonsai tree needed and your region’s temperature.
Similar to other plant, sakura bonsai tree also needs fertilizer to keep it healthy. Since sakura bonsai tree and another bonsai is planted in a small amount of soil; it makes they only have limited food supply. Therefore, it is your duty to feed them with fertilizer at least once a month except during winter. Spray fertilizer can also be a good choice for giving bonsai nutrition.
This step is an essential to any kind of bonsai including the sakura bonsai tree to keep it in shape. In sakura bonsai care, you can prune it after it blooms.