Hinoki cypress bonsai

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hinoki cypress bonsai

Look at it. How graceful it is. How old and ageless it looks. Beautiful and adorable CHAMAECYPARIS SP., or how we call it Dwarf Hinoki or False Cypress, stands up here making your eyes enjoy. There are a lot of cypress versions, with different look, form of leaves and color, which varies from bright green to pale-grayish. Trees are distinguished with theirs golden shades and needles, completely covering the bark. The edges of the leaves have blue coloring and the tree when mature will produce miniature cones, typically the size of a pea.The trees and the bushes in the wild nature, can reach heights in 50 meters with formation of a conic crone. Prominent cypress feature is ability of its some branches to a mutation that allows to receive new copies of a tree from stem cuttings.

Caring in vegetation period


Despite strong look, this coniferous tree does not carry excessive stay on the sun, in particular in the summer, its stability to cold weather is the characteristic feature. Watering should be regular for substratum maintenance in constantly damp condition, especially during the hottest period of year. It is necessary to avoid over watering the tree for what the deep soil with a porous limy substratum and good drainage gets it out. Because of the slow evolution of the tree adding of nutrients should be moderated. Repoting is made every three — five years only in the early spring.
The Hinoki Cypress needs to be fed biweekly from early spring to mid fall. Be sure to use soil without lime. If necessary, you can add one teaspoon of Epsom salts to the water every three months to provide the foliate needed magnesium. The result will be vibrant blue foliate.

Styling the bonsai


When pruning, it is necessary to delete new superfluous runaways so, that the crone not to be too expanded, and branches were proportional in the sizes. After occurrence of leaves it is recommended not to cut them, but to delete completely, liquidating on 1/3 of all volume of foliage and in regular intervals cleaning from the crone all the dried up leaves. In the autumn for regulation of growth of branches of the first order it is necessary to wire them, trying to keep small leaflets on a tree bark. Keep up, that the wire doesn't stick into the bark. Dismantle fixing design approximately in ten months. Always use your hands, never scissors, which will cause the foliage to turn brown. As far as wiring, the Cypress is generally easy to work with. Just remember that it usually takes some time for the branches to set. Because

of this, you will likely have to rewire more than once to avoid cutting deep into the tree. You can wire the Cypress throughout the year but a common problem is wiring takes the energy out of the tree. Therefore, wait about three to four months to report after you have wired the tree.
To repot your Cypress bonsai, this should be done every three to four years in mid spring for younger trees and then three to five years for the mature trees. When repotting, choose a richer mix if you grow your bonsai in a hot region, which will help keep the soil from drying out.
Now, since this tree is fast growing it is possible that you might need to repot every other year, often removing about one-third to one-half the root mass. You will need to determine the repotting schedule based on your specific tree. In any case, make sure the container used is not too big, which w ould cause problems with the soil remaining too wet.

Illness and wreckers


In a dehydrated medium there can be red soil pincers and wood lice though the most dangerous are illnesses of a fungoid origin, especially whe n pruning works are spent without caring of a sa nitary code. Red soil ticks are deleted by means of the cotton wool sadden with spirit, and then spray the acaricides or insecticides, reducing f or this purpose half a dose and concentration of a solution for usual plants. By means of the same receptions wood lice, but with the use of special insecticides.

The Cypress can have problems with juniper scale. However, a good, organic pesticide will generally keep things under control. Another problem is the bag worm, which will create webs in the dead foliage. Therefore, make sure you use the right product to kill the worm and remove any dead foliage.

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