The art of making Bonsai trees is truly a unique and special hobby, but oh so rewarding. Not for the impatient gardener though, as Bonsai trees grow veeeery…
They will grow in rich to average soil and will prefer full sun. Good drainage is essential as well as a consistent moisture, and they will need protection from harsh, drying winds.
Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Aphids, honey fungus may be a problem where young plants are more susceptible.