|The success of your bonsai depends on a variety of factors, most notably watering and light. Below are some species specific guidelines to follow that will help ensure that your bonsai will stay healthy and happy. |
Silveryberry's respond very well to the clip and grow method. Wait for the branches to age and develop wood prior to pruning back. Younger shoots may die off if pruned too early. Cut back to promote backbuds. Large cuts can be made as well. Apply cut paste to aid the healing process when making larger cuts.
We recommend fertilizing your bonsai tree every month with a bonsai fertilizer. Time release granules are the easiest to use and can be added every season. Reduce the amount of fertilizer during the winter. Take care to not over-fertilize as this can cause your leaves to burn or grow too leggy.
Silverberry Bonsai trees thrive best with natural sunlight. We recommend filtered natural sunlight. If placed in full sun, take care to manage your watering to prevent your tree from drying out.
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Silverberry's are very hardy to all climates including both hot and cold condtions. Due to their evergreen nature, silverberry bonsai trees will maintain their green color over all seasons. However, may lighten and yellow slightly during the winter when the weather is cold.
Silverberry bonsai trees require moderate watering. We recommend using a soft spray to soak the soil. Ensure that water penetrates not only the topsoil but also into the roots by checking that draining is occuring on the bottom of the pot.
Silverberry bonsai trees can be repotted during spring and fall for highest success rates. Avoid winter repotting as colder temperatures will make it harder for roots to recover. During repotting, we recommend trimming off older roots to promote new growth. After repotting, place tree in a shaded area for 2-3 weeks prior to placing back in full or partial sun.
Silverberry bonsai trees thrive best in outdoor conditions. During the winter, trees can be overwintered to protect from freezing.