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Cupressus Bonsai Tree

The genus Cupressus is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae that have the common name cypress. Many species are grown as decorative trees in parks and, in Asia, around temples; in some areas, the native distribution is hard to discern due to extensive cultivation.

Cupressus are a outdoor evergreen tree. Bonsai styles include formal and informal single uprights, cascade, slanting and group plantings.

Position the Cupressus Bonsai in full sun. Cupressus are hardy but as a Bonsai you should protect the trees from extreme cold temperatures and winds.

Due to the slow growing nature of Cupressus, you should be able to repot the tree less frequently than other Bonsai. Use a good, well draining compost, preferably designed for slightly acidic loving plants.

Keep the soil moist at all times but never waterlogged. 

Heavy pruning should take place in early spring or late autumn. Pinching or light pruning during the summer months. Cupressus Bonsai response well to wiring.

Feed every three weeks during the growing season with a general plant feed or add a slow release to the compost.

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