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Beech (Fagus) Bonsai Tree

Beech (Fagus) is a genus of ten species of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America. Beech was a late entrant to Great Britain after the last glaciation, and may have been restricted to basic soils in the south of England. The beech is classified as a native in the south of England and as a non-native in the north where it is often removed from 'native' woods.

Beech Bonsai are suited to most upright styles. Thinner younger trees are often used in group plantings.

Beech Bonsai can be positioned in full sun or partial shade. Protect the tree from extreme sunshine and drying winds as this can encourage leaf scorching. Protect Beech Bonsai from extreme cold temperatures.

Keep the Bonsai soil moist at all times. If available, use rainwater to water your Bonsai.

Repot Beech Bonsai trees in the early spring before the new leaves show. Use a general bonsai compost.

Heavy pruning can be done in the late autumn or early spring. Pinch growing tips in the early spring to suppress growth. General light pruning can be done at any time. Beech Bonsai responds well to wiring although quality results can be achieved by natural pruning.

Feed your Beech Bonsai every two weeks with a general plant fertiliser during the growing season.

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