Crape Myrtle Bonsai Beginner

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Crape Myrtle Bonsai Beginner

Post  betterthanever on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:03 am

I'm trying to find my first bonsai and I came across this crape myrtle that has been growing in that pot for 3-4 years. is this a suitable candidate for training to become a bonsai? anyone have any links or info that would help someone with their first crape myrtle bonsai?






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Re: Crape Myrtle Bonsai Beginner

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:53 pm

It's a simple shrub to work with ------------- grow and clip.

However, to fatten the trunk, you will need to ground grow.
You can make a bonsai soil mix, place the plant on a tile [ for the radial root effect ] and put into a colander.
When it is well grown in the colander.
Place in the ground. You can mix about three feet in the ground as freely draining soil.

Allow to grow.

How tall a plant do you want ?

1 to 6 inches is the general guideline for trunk to height.
Until.
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Post  kcpoole on Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:17 am

Yes thay can make excellent Bonsai, Fast growing and hold shape really well. Leaves reduce nicely.
beeter suited to larger sizes as the flowers are on the end of the new growth and if you want it toi flower, then you need to let thos shoots extend which will look untidy on a smaller tree.

Plant in the ground or larger pots as Khaimraj suggests to grow faster then style

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