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Dogwood (Cornus) Bonsai Tree

 

The genus Cornus is a group of about 30-60 species of woody plants in the family Cornaceae, commonly known as dogwoods. Most dogwoods are deciduous trees or shrubs, but a few species are nearly herbaceous perennial subshrubs, and a few of the woody species are evergreen. Several species have small heads of inconspicuous flowers surrounded by an involucre of large, typically white petal-like bracts, while others have more open clusters of petal-bearing flowers.

Keeping your Dogwood in a full sun to partial shade position. Protect the tree from extreme weathers.

Repot young tress yearly in the early spring. Dogwood Bonsai require a well draining, acidic soil mix.

Feed the Bonsai every two weeks during the growing season and up to the point of flowering. Stop feeding as soon as the flowers appear. Resume with a monthly feed when the Bonsai has stopped flowering. Use a feed designed for acid loving plants.

Pruning of your Dogwood Bonsai should be done as soon as the flowering has stopped. Heavy pruning should be done in early spring.

Keep the Dogwood Bonsai tree well watered during the peak growing season. Keep the soil moist at all other times. Try to use rain water were possible.

 

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