How to prune & wire a Fukien Tea Tree Bonsai?

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Published on 17/10/2023. Modified on 17/10/2023.


Pruning your bonsai is important not only to maintain or create an aesthetic style but to also ensure light and airflow can reach inner foliage and the tea tree handles regular trimming very well and will grow dense branch structures as a result. To prune, simply cut back shoots that have grown more than five leaves back to two.

Training your bonsai using wiring is possible with a Fukien tea tree, and the young shoots are very pliable and easy to bend. Take more care with the older branches as they are slightly more brittle and should be manipulated gently. It is recommended to not leave the wires on longer than three consecutive months to avoid biting into the delicate bark and causing scarring. When wiring, remember to choose 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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