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Trimming shohin olive – Bonsai Tonight

Summer season is a great time to trim olive bonsai. By trimming when the climate is cozy, I can anticipate olives to create brand-new development up until the climate cools down in autumn.

For 2 little shohin, lessening contained decreasing lengthy shoots and also trimming to shape. Right here’s what this appeared like.

Shohin olive

Shohin olive– prior to trimming

Shohin olive bonsai

After trimming– 6.5 ″

I did very little job as I wish to maintain the tree complete this year up until I can repot it. I might minimize several of the major branches to enhance the framework of the tree in the future, but also for currently I’m collaborating with the existing branches.

Because the tree is expanding in a rounded pot, I transformed it to see if there are various other alternatives for the front.

The rear of the tree additionally looks great, however it does not provide as great a sight of the trunk.

Back side

Rear end

A much more youthful olive obtained a comparable therapy. I trimmed lengthy shoots in hopes of boosting brand-new buds that will certainly make it simpler to maintain the shape little.


Olive– prior to trimming

After pruning

After trimming– 5.5 ″

This tree provides a really various sight from the rear end.


Rear end

I have actually taken into consideration utilizing this side as the front, however the tree looks even more like a stump of timber with a young tree expanding behind it from this side. In the meantime I’ll stick to the initial front.

For a conversation concerning getting going with shohin, take a look at the current episode of the Bonsai Cable Podcast in which Andrew Robson and also I share our expanding attraction with little trees.

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