In early 2020 I had a number of seedling larch leftover from a bigger mission. As an alternative of placing them again within the growbed, I made a decision to mess around and put a small group collectively. The group has since been unwired and pruned, and final winter I re-wired the trunks as that they had not set sufficiently but. Now it’s time for a full prune and rewiring.
Larch are pioneer species, and want a lot of daylight (Though they HATE scorching roots!). On prime of this, they’re very top-dominant. Branches within the shade are dropped by the tree, and decrease branches develop minimally in comparison with the highest of the tree. As such, throughout upkeep it is very important prune the highest rather a lot stronger, and extra typically, than the decrease branches. The summer time 2021 image above reveals actually clearly how the highest develops robust runners, whereas the underside branches keep weak. When watching the video, word how the highest is decreased to the minimal, whereas the underside branches are largely left alone.
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Larch bonsai wiring: Aftercare
This work was executed in mid-winter. As we now have a really delicate winter up to now, the group planting is positioned outdoors. If we do get deep frost (Beneath -5) within the subsequent weeks I’ll put the group in a protected space, free from wind and solar, and usually free from frost, simply to verify I don’t unfastened the branches. That is largely a precaution; I don’t suppose actual injury will likely be executed by frost on lately wired larch.