Bonsai trees can be made from almost any species, many start with the Bald Cypress...
The art of cultivating of one's own
bonsai tree is one of the most popular pastimes almost everywhere in the
world. And the interest level has been growing even more intensely within recent years.
People just love to grow their own mini-trees in gardens that do not take
up a lot of space.
What tree should you start your bonsai garden with?
actually many types of bonsai trees to purchase. For example, one could
get a Cotoneaster, a Chinese Elm, as well as Japanese Black Pine. But many people start with
the Bald Cypress bonsai (sometimes spelled Bald Cyprus).
The Bald Cypress bonsai tree is excellent for those just
starting in creating bonsai trees. It is a hardy tree that is easy to take care of. The scientific name for the
Bald Cypress is Taxodium distichum. This conifer grows in many areas of Florida and Louisiana, and
throughout the Southern United States, particularly in swampy areas. The Bald
Cypress has been designated the official tree of the state of Louisiana. The bark is fibrous and has a
reddish-brown color with small flat ridges and shallow furrows. The leaves of the Bald Cypress are
deciduous and spread in flat planes in a feathery pattern on its branchlets.
Some people find their first Bald Cypress bonsai tree growing wild in nature.
So if you like damp swamps that are overrun
by insects, you may enjoy seaching for a wild cypress bonsai tree, for they love these conditions...
isn't always practical
to pick up your tree from a swampy wilderness, so you may want to check out your local nursury first. Or
you can buy a bonsai tree online through our
bonsai store or elsewhere.
Purchase Your Tree - If you wish to work on your bonsai tree immediately, the best times of the year
to get a
Bald Cypress Bonsai is in
late winter. But anytime from late November to early spring will give you time
to work on your plant. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to get the Bald Cypress bonsai tree
ready to go outside.
After you have purchased your Bald Cypress bonsai tree then you are
ready to get started. At first, your speciman may just look like a stick with branches.
But as you cut and guide your tree into the right direction, you will find you have a Bald Cypress
bonsai tree that will be a delight, both indoors and outdoors.
News About Bald Cypress
Watch for bagworms on bald cypressSTLtoday.comYoung bald cypress are vulnerable to needle browning when planted in drier locations where reliable amounts of water are not always available or provided. With the recent rains, that won't be the case now, but we see this a lot when they are planted as ...
A Special TributeMyWabashValleyToday, a tree which honors the life of Mahatma Ghandi was the focal point of a special event. The tree, which is the only bald cypress on the campus, has a prominent location, near the president's home. Originally, the tree and a marker were dedicated ...
County leaders back Black River State ParkSampson IndependentIts bald cypress trees are more than 1,600 years old. HB 353 was ratified in the 2017 legislation session, directing the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to study the feasibility and desirability of the establishment of a state park on the ...
Keep Carbondale Beautiful seeks entries for Champion Tree ContestThe SouthernKCB is looking for the largest examples of 10 different native species: Basswood, Bald Cypress, Black Walnut, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Pin oak, Sweetgum, Sycamore, Tuliptree and White Oak. KCB Executive Director Sarah Heyer said the idea for the contest ...
Fanatical Botanical: 3 trees for a soggy landscapeRoanoke TimesA friend and I were speaking the other day about the soggy area in his landscape. He did a lot of research and found a great tree that would do very well in that wet spot; the bald cypress. There are many trees that prefer “wet feet” including the ever ...