Bonsai Orange Tree
The orange tree makes a great Bonsai. They will look great in your home or garden. Bonsai masters are able to get their Bonsai orange trees to grow real fruit which you can eat. First of all, the most popular tree for an orange tree is the of the Calamondin orange tree (Chinese orange). This is because this tree has very small oranges and will look best when in Bonsai form.
Repotting this tree once a year in the early spring is typically regarded as the best time to repot the Bonsai orange tree. This is just before the growing season and will give your tree enough nutrients in the new soil to spring to life.
Fertilize the tree just before the fruit appears which is usually about 1/3rd of the way through summer.
Because this is a tree native to the Mediterranean it isn’t a huge fan of very cold conditions. During the winter months you may wish to move your tree inside and out of the sun for the best protection. You might need to wrap it in some frost protection ‘clothing’ because this tree will hate you for eternity if it gets frosty (joking!). It’s important that the tree doesn’t get too cold.
You can sum up this tree like this: Full sun, frequent water in soil that is well drained. Make sure that your pot has holes in the bottom of it in order to get rid of water that can stay in your pot and kill the roots of the Bonsai Orange Tree. Watering once a day will usually be enough (but slow this down during the winter time).
Be very careful when pruning your tree. If you remove too many of the buds that are there, you may remove the fruit that will later grow! That’s not a good thing. Remove any fruit that has died or become old on the tree, as this will stress the tree. Do your major work during the early winter which is when the tree will only be slowly growing. You can do light pruning in periods where the Bonsai Orange tree is doing a lot of growing, such as during early spring.
Enjoy the fruit that your Bonsai orange tree produces!