The Rosemary bonsai is a great choice for bonsai tree growers, particularly those in the beginning stage of growing. Rosemary bonsais prove to be easy to train as they grow rapidly, and in a short time, you can take a potted Rosemary bonsai from a spikey, bushy mess into a prettily designed tree in about a year’s time. Since the foliage grows very rapidly, if you make a wrong cut as a beginning bonsai gardener, you can simply wait a few days and try again. This, among other things, is why Rosemary bonsais are so popular in growers’ gardens.
Rosemary bonsais are known for their spikey, pointed leaves and small purple buds. The leaves themselves look dusty green in color, and the buds are a light lavender in color on rounded petals. When first planted, the Rosemary bonsai can look gnarled, and does need ample training as it grows rapidly into a mature plant. What makes this bonsai great for beginners is how easy it is to train, and how quickly maturity and growth can be achieved. The plant needs simply to be placed in a large pot with plenty of draining and rich soil and ample sunlight to grow, and within six months to a year, will be already showing signs of turning into a beautiful bonsai addition to your garden. The quick-growing branches and leaves allow for fixing any mistakes in training and pruning.
Shaping a Rosemary bonsai starts as soon as it is planted. Trimming the low-hanging leaves and branches after planting assures a strong structure and trunk for the tree to grow. The leaves can be pinched to allow them to grow into more of a swaying, arm-like shape than a bushy shape the tree will attempt naturally. Make sure that as you trim the branches, you do so in the inner structure of the tree to allow the bonsai to have plenty of air to travel through. This allows the Rosemary bonsai to change its natural course and train itself to achieve that arm-like structure. Cut away all branches that won’t benefit the final ‘look’ of the tree. If you change your mind of make a mistake, the branches will grow back to allow you to start again.
To help your bonsai grow successfully, you can wire around the root and trunk structure of the plant as it grows taller. Since Rosemary bonsai wood can be stubbornly brittle and break away easily, be careful when wiring your tree. Only wire up to the first main branches and around the trunk to help support the tree as it grows taller. Cut away any plant material or roots that grow at the bottom of the bonsai, as this will impede growth and affect the shape of the mature tree.
Rosemary bonsais are both beautifully unique to look at and easy to train. When considering a bonsai that is easy to shape and prune and pretty in design, look no further than the Rosemary bonsai. It’s easy to grow and allows a beginner planter to sharpen their bonsai training skills successfully without ruining any existing foliage. For more information, visit http://www.bonsaitreegardener.net/rosemary-bonsai provided by Bonsai Tree Gardener.