How to prune & wire a Dawn Redwood Bonsai?

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Published on 17/10/2023


Pruning your bonsai is important not only to create or maintain an aesthetic style but to also ensure optimal health. When working with redwoods, keep in mind that they produce a lot of buds and you should remove the ones you don’t want immediately. We also recommend pruning away twigs with long internodes in spring before the buds open. Redwoods are quick-growing species, so they require frequent pinching back and canopy trimming, typically done 2-3 times a year, to keep them in check.

While you can train your bonsai using wiring, it’s important to note that redwood branches are quite brittle, so it’s better to use guy wires to lower the branches instead. Redwoods are typically trained in the straight up style, so they don’t require much training while growing. However, if you do wire the branches, the best time to do this would be in autumn once the leaves have fallen off so that they can stay on until the growing season. We also recommend using wires with a thickness that matches the thickness of the branch: if the wire you choose is too thick you will damage the bark. If it is too thin, it won’t be effective.

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