How to prune & wire a Golden Larch Bonsai?

London City London Other Home & Garden

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Published on 18/10/2023


Pruning your bonsai is important not only to maintain or create an aesthetic style but to also ensure light and airflow can reach inner leaves and the golden larch tolerates constant pruning very well. This is best done in in winter or early spring, before growing starts. New shoots appear very quickly during the larch growing season and can be trimmed back from about 10/15cm to leave just two buds. Undesirable buds should be removed before they open.

Training your bonsai using wiring is best done during the winter dormancy periods when the branches are visible, and the wire can be left on for longest. Larch branches are very pliable and can easily be shaped into most desired styles. Monitor any wiring on the branches during summer as the larch grows fast, and the wire could start to bite into the bark. However, do not worry if the wires do bite in slightly, the shallow marks will grow out within 1-2 years. We 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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