Long believed extinct, scientists in the 1940s rediscovered the Dawn Redwood at a temple in an upland valley of China. From a single copse of trees, seeds were distributed worldwide. These trees have captured the imagination of modern bonsai artisans; they have beautiful feather-like foliage, and possess the redwood's quintessential regal majesty. This mini-grove of Dawn Redwood captures a sense of their stately nobility so you can enjoy them in your own garden space.
- A beautiful forest of miniature trees which has been trained for years by expert bonsai horticulturalists
- Deciduous tree species which needs a Winter dormant period
- Large 7-tree bonsai has been trained for 15 years and measures 25"H x 12"W; high-fired ceramic container measures 21"L x 12"W
- Small 5-tree bonsai measures 19"H x 10"W; ceramic container measures 10"L x 5"W
- Redwoods do better in an outdoor setting with partial sun: morning sun and afternoon shade
- 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.