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Birch (Betula) Bonsai Tree

Birch is a tree or shrub of the genus Betula in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae. The Betula genus contains 30–60 known taxa. It is widespread on the Northern Hemisphere, across a variety of boreal, mountainous and temperate climates.

Birch make great outdoor deciduous Bonsai. Birch Bonsai make good informal and informal upright trees.

Birch are sun lovers and and like to be in a position that receives plenty of sunshine and/or daylight. Birch are hardy trees but the Bonsai should be protected from extreme cold temperatures.

Repot Birch Bonsai in Spring, just before the leaves appear. Use a general, well draining compost mix. Try gathering some moss to place around the tree base to give the Bonsai a natural look.

Heaving pruning should be done early in the growing season. Light prune throughout the rest of summer. Pruning during winter may result in dieback.

Feed Birch Bonsai every two weeks during the growing season using a general plant feed. Alternatively, use a soil based slow release feed.


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