A seasoned vine will bear fruit: our lovely Wine Grape Bonsai bears tiny, edible grape clusters. As in the old adage about a fine wine improving with age, our Wine Grape Bonsai tree takes more than ten years for our expert artisans to grow and cultivate; only then are the most beautiful and hardy specimens chosen for repotting into bonsai containers. Over the decade, our horticulturists take great care to train them into their classical, expressive Wine Grape Bonsai form and shape. Bonsai may or may not arrive bearing fruit.
- We select the bonsai for you from among a variety of ten-year-old California wine grape varietals available: chardonnay, zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon
- Wine Grape Bonsai tree arrives with or without fruit in a handsome ceramic dish
- Depending on a variety of conditions, may or may not produce fruit
- Whether fruiting or not, still creates a unique ornamental vignette on buffet or bar
- Fruiting bonsai, like this vine, are happiest in full sun sites; watch it flower in Spring, and shed its leaves late in the Fall.
- Indoors or outdoors, prefers bright light
- Measures overall approximately 12"H
- Planter size and color may vary
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Wouldn't it be great if you could move to Napa and buy a vineyard? Think of all those years of backbreaking work finally realized in the harvest of amazing wine grapes.
But wait! Here's something you might actually enjoy: a gift that's magnificent to look at, fun to grow, fits inside your home and just like you, gets better with age: The Wine Grape Bonsai Tree.
This ancient form of growing miniature trees and plants goes back almost 2,000 years. Most people believe bonsai started in Japan, but it actually originated in China. Today the art of bonsai is enjoyed by people of every age and in every part of the globe.
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.