The perfect gift for anyone who wants to try out bonsai, our Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest is sure to keep you and your loved one's engaged. Everything you need is included and our website has a detailed blog complete with a planting video to help you along the way.
to grow | 1. Place bonsai box™ cover under the bonsai box™ to serve as a drainage tray. 2. Remove the bag of bonsai soil and tin of seeds from the box. 3. Take the bag of bonsai soil and mix thoroughly in a bowl. 4. Take blended soil, put 3/4 cup in each training pot and thoroughly water allowing excess water to drain through each pot. 5. Remove dawn redwood seeds from tin and divide seeds among the training pots, pushing them down into moistened soil just under the surface of the soil. Lightly cover over the seeds with soil. 6. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of each pot and place in a warm area out of direct sunlight. Do not let the soil dry out. The ideal soil moisture is the consistency of a damp, not soggy, sponge. May need daily watering or more if conditions are warm. 7. Three to five seedlings should sprout in about 15-30 days. note. Temperature is important for seed germination. Soil typically is 5ºF/-15ºC cooler than the surrounding air. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is around 70ºF/21ºC. If your room temperature is cooler than 75ºF/24ºC you will need to supplement heat with a simple desk lamp about 8” from top of pots. If your room temperature is warm enough, place pots and seedlings in a location with morning sunlight. 8. When seedlings have their first true needles, remove trees with soil from the training pots and arrange in the empty bonsai box. 9. Take the bag of bonsai soil and pour the mixed soil around each of the tree seedlings filling the bonsai box. 10. Sprinkle moss seed over soil surface and water in gently with spray bottle. http://www.pottingshedcreations.com/blog/dawn-redwood-tips/
The dawn redwood is an ancient tree related to the coastal redwoods of California and was once thought to be extinct. What makes the Dawn redwood truly special is its distinction of being a deciduous coniferous tree. In the autumn, the light green foliage turns bronze and, ike leaves, drop off as a normal part of growth.
Try your hand at bonsai gardening with this kit that includes everything you need to grow a grove of mini Dawn Redwood trees—ancestors of towering California redwoods. The little trees invite meditation and relaxation. The tree species for this kit was carefully chosen for its beauty as a bonsai specimen and for its fast growth rate. Your bonsai kit includes everything needed to grow and sculpt an authentic bonsai tree into an elegant work of living art.
The Dawn Redwood was known only as a fossil until 1946, when a Chinese forester discovered the first living specimen in the middle of a rice paddy in Tsang Wang. It was named the "discovery tree" and symbolizes the surprises still to be found in nature. In zones 4-8, makes a fast growing landscape tree or will bonsai very well due to the speed with which it grows.
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