Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai PDF Print E-mail
Indoor Bonsai Trees - Flowering and Fruiting Trees
The Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai is a beautiful and interesting plant to have in a bonsai garden collection. The Pussy Willow is an ëold worldí tree that is much celebrated in poetry and classic literature. The Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai is interesting aesthetically as the willow leaf can have whitened or silky undersides. Its twigs and branches divide into thin stems that hang in a curtain like fashion to the ground. Its stubby catkins are silver but turn to cream as the tree matures. The Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai is deciduous, meaning it sheds its multiple willow leaf's annually and are great for bonsai design - as they grow to a maximum of 20 inches.
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> The best way to grow a Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai is to, like you would for other Japanese bonsai such as, Shimpaku Juniper, Sago Palm, Hinoki Cypress, keep it outside. This is because the Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai likes the sun, and keeping the plant outside will allow it to get the greatest amount of natural sun exposure.
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> Because you will be keeping your Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai outdoors it will also be exposed to the natural elements in relation to how much water it gets. For this reason you need to ensure it is watered regularly in summer and that you do not water it too much in winter. It is also important that you have good bonsai soil. If the soil does not allow water to drain then the soil may get water-logged which could result in your Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai drowning.
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> Part of the joy of growing Japanese Bonsai is that you get to make your own creation in terms of the bonsai design. Some people look at it as an artistic expression and craft their bonsai into truly beautiful shapes. This is best achieved by having the right kind of bonsai tools when pruning or wiring your bonsai. There are lots of different tools you can get but the most important and most used ones will be your pruners, for shaping and cutting the leaves, and wire cutters and wiring tools if you are going to force your Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai to grow a particular way.
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> Like all living things, Japanese bonsai are susceptible to several diseases and pests, especially if they are outdoor plants, such as the Weeping Pussy Willow Bonsai. Attacks from certain bugs such as the Red Spider Mite can be extremely harmful or even deadly to your bonsai plants. There are both chemical and natural ways to protect and or rid your plants of these types of bugs.
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> As well as needing to watch out for bugs, fungus can be a problem for bonsai plants. This is why as well as not overwatering your bonsai; you should ensure you are not putting it in an overly humid environment.
 
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One of the first items you need to select when making a bonsai garden is the container.   The container sets the tone for the for the style and variety of plants used in the project.  Choosing an appropriate shape for the container as well as the color are vital to producing an excellent bonsai garden.