Developed by the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., our miniature "Chickasaw" Crepe Myrtle blooms prolifically for weeks in mid-Summer. The branch tips are covered with electric fuchsia blossoms -- this bonsai is made to order for sites needing visual revving. Dainty, perfectly proportioned, polished leaves produce a full, attractive silhouette and brighten to red-orange in Autumn. This tree prefers a full sun location.
- Need a Summer bloomer -- Crepe Myrtles are flush with blooms in June and July
- Will brighten up the Summer color of any bonsai collection
- Best displayed outdoors with a half day of full sun and afternoon shade
- Crepe Myrtle measures 10"H x 6"W
- High-fired ceramic container measures 6"L x 4"W
- Planter size and color may vary
Tips on Watering
Careful watering is key to maintaining healthy bonsai. Never allow your bonsai to completely dry out. Watering instructions may vary slightly depending on the tree or plant species. Please refer to the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific information. Over time you will be able to evaluate each particular bonsai's water requirements and create your own watering schedule to accommodate it. Note whether your bonsai is considered an indoor or outdoor tree and refer below to more specific watering tips for each type.
Best results are achieved by watering with a small watering can or hose attachment with a fine-spray nozzle so that water cascades are softer, avoiding blasts to bonsai and potting soil. To water, thoroughly soak the container's soil until water runs out of the bottom drainage holes. Periodic misting of the tree's foliage is also recommended.
Trimming and Pinching
Bonsai trees benefit from trimming to maintain their miniature size and beautiful form. Pinch and trim new growth back to the farthest safe point, being careful not to remove all new growth. For more in-depth tips about trimming (and training) techniques, an instructional book will provide the best, safest recommendations to keep your bonsai in tip-top shape.