Are you considering purchasing an outdoor bonsai tree but are unsure of whether it can survive the cold Canadian winters? Are you wondering how to care for and prune a bonsai tree? If your answer is yes, you have come to the right place. Sequoia TreeScape is a professional Newmarket/Aurora tree care service specializing in the care of a wide range of trees, including bonsai, and we will be happy to help you care for yours!
Bonsai originated from Japan and China, where the growing of these trees is considered an art form. The miniature trees are indeed beautiful and can add an Oriental touch to any home. Although bonsai trees are often classified as a potted plant, it is a common misconception that they are strictly meant for indoor display. In fact, bonsai tree care is not as complicated as you may believe.
Bonsai trees can be planted in direct sunlight, but it is best if they have a source of shade in the afternoon. Because they are grown in a pot, bonsai have limited access to moisture and nutrients and thus they need to be given ample water every day. Your tree is also able to survive cold winter temperatures, entering a period of dormancy. As such, bringing it indoors for the winter will interfere with this process and only harm the tree. If you are wondering when and how to trim a bonsai tree, the answer is mainly during the growth seasons, i.e., spring and summer. It is important to trim dead branches, as well as those that have outgrown your desired canopy shape.
For more information and/or assistance in caring for your outdoor bonsai tree in Newmarket, Aurora or the York region area, call your local tree care service today! You can also reach us at Sequoia TreeScape through our convenient online contact form.