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Weeping Willow Bonsai - A Very Fast Growing Tree PDF Print E-mail

The Weeping Willow Bonsai is a very graceful, extremely fast growing variety of bonsai.  Initially most of the growth will be upward.The upward growth will soon be followed by long downward flowing branches that produce slender narrow pale green leaves.  The Weeping Willow Bonsai will also host greenish yellow catkins.

The Weeping Willow Bonsai is so fast growing that it needs to be repotted at least twice a year.  The best time to repot is early spring and mid summer.

The Weeping Willow Bonsai works especially well using a variety of bonsai techniques.  It is a great tree to root over rocks since it grows so fast.Your results will be visible also immediately.  The tree also fits very comfortably into  informal gardens.  The tree works well for upward, slanting or cascading styles.  This is a deciduous variety that will loose its leaves every year.

The Weeping Willow Bonsai needs to be pruned several times a year because of its fast growth.  The goal in pruning is to pinch back the new shoots while allowing the flowing nature of the branches to form.

The Weeping Willow Bonsai needs to be watered frequently and a minimum of every two weeks.  The plant grows well in a wet soil.  The soil cannot be too moist for the tree to thrive.  If the potting soil becomes too dry, immerse the potted plant into a larger pot filled will water.  Immerse the potted plant into the larger pot.  Once the soil in the potted plant becomes moist, remove the potted plant fro the larger pot.  Feed the Weeping Willow Bonsai with a fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.

New plants are best grown from softwood shoots picked in the late spring or early summer - the trees big growth time.  Hardwood shoots can be used in the late fall and also grow well.

The Weeping Willow Bonsai will make a nice addition to any informal garden.  Its sweeping and flowing branches do not work as well in a more formal garden setting.  This is a very good bonsai for beginners.

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There are many different styles of Bonsai that are being used at the present time.  These styles include formal and upright, informal and upright, leaning, cascading and, windswept, on a rock and groupings.  The most important identifier of a style is the growing angle of the tree in the container.