The Hawthorne is a beautiful flowering evergreen shrub bursting with lavish star-shaped pink blossoms in the springtime. What's more, the flowers develop into dark purple berries the birds will enjoy. In common use as a decorative shrub, their petite oval leaves are a rich glossy-green color and form a dense canopy--which is precisely what makes them ideal for training and pruning in the bonsai tradition. They're a lovely ornamental for all your outdoor living spaces, whether poolside, patio, or garden.
- The Indian Hawthorne bears five-petaled pink blossoms and thick greenery
- Pink blooms will appear in early April and last throughout May
- Site outdoors with a half day of full morning sun and afternoon shade
- Indian Hawthorne bonsai measures 15"H x 8"W
- High-fired ceramic container measures 10"L x 6"W
- Native to the subtropics, this specimen will flourish in warm and dry areas, Zone 7 through Zone 11
- 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.