- Outdoor Bonsai with aromatic wood and numerous white flowers
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 30 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The natural habitat of the Mahaleb Cherry is in the northern Mediterranean region, particularly in Morocco, Spain and th
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SAFLAX - Bonsai - Mahaleb Cherry - Prunus mahaleb - 30 seeds - With potting substrate for better cultivation
Outdoor Bonsai with aromatic wood and numerous white flowers
With germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber for suceessful cultivation.
The Mahaleb Cherry is mainly found in warm regions with wine-growing. Its numerous aromatic white flowers that show in April and May, provide a food source for bees, and the afterwards upcoming small stone fruits are very popular with birds. For humans, the bitter fruits are not good to eat. In the eastern Mediterranean region the ground kernels are sold as spice under the name Mahaleb. The summer-green small tree exhales through its young sprouts - due to its high coumarin content - a pleasant scent.
Natural Location: The natural habitat of the Mahaleb Cherry is in the northern Mediterranean region, particularly in Morocco, Spain and the South of France and stretches until Anatolia. It can also be found in warmer areas of the Kaiserstuhl and close to the river Nahe.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you should keep the seeds sealed in a plastic bag in the regular refrigerator for about a week. After that, plant the seeds about 1 cm deep into moist potting compost or sandy bonsai earth and cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out. Don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature around 20° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. The germination takes about four to ten weeks.
Place: The Mahaleb Cherry prefers a very warm and full sunny place.
Care: Due to its origins, the Mahaleb Cherry can endure even longer dry periods - and - other than many other plants - it also tolerates calcareous, hard water. So, water the plant only modestly, but penetratingly and see to avoid waterlogging. From April until September it should be given fluid fertilizer for bonsai plants every four weeks. The Mahaleb Cherry is basically suited for all types of bonsai, while the broom shape is only possible with a specific pruning and without wiring. Make sure that the branches don't stand too close to each other because without enough light they might die off. The first pruning of young plants should be done after six weeks, otherwise you can cut the tree back always three to four weeks after sprouting. About two weeks after pruning, the plant usually develops new shoots that can be plucked out above the second leaf. The best time for wiring would be in spring and before the shooting of the leaves and is particularly with one or two year old branches advisable. Especially young plants are rather fast-growing should be repotted every year in March. Matured trees can be shifted every two or three years.
During Winter: The Mahaleb Cherry is frost-hard and should be kept outdoors during hibernation. Just keep your bonsai sheltered from the direct sun and wind-protected. In areas with heavy frosts, some protection with a winter fleece is advisable. Water the plant only sparsely on frost-free days.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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