LOCATION: Full Sun, Shade from extreme heat.
WATERING: Water sparingly during winter, when buds begin to swell keep constantly moist
but not soggy wet. Pay extra attention to keep wet while in fruit to avoid apples withering.
TRAINING: Prune after flowers are spent and in the fall. Keep your bonsai dense
and compact by snipping or pinching back shoots to two leaves in the spring and into late summer.
STYLES:Any size, Smaller leaf and fruit varieties for smaller sizes. Informal upright,
slanting, semi-cascade,twin trunk, & clump.
POTTING: Pot in late winter or early spring before buds break. Re-pot annually.
FERTILIZING: Weekly until flowering during the growing season. For maximum
fruit crop, stop fertilizing while fruit develops and resume when it's mature.
ASSETS: Flowers, some cultivars have extremely fragrant blossoms. Long lasting fruit,
vibrant fall color, deciduous, displays twiggy branch structure during winter.
WATCH FOR: Powdery mildew, afids, apple rust.
ACQUIRING: Grafting, Layering in spring or early summer, Stratified seeds can be planted
in the spring, otherwise plant seeds in the fall. Crab-apples depending on the variety can take many years to produce