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Evergreen Barbary Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material


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  • Stunning small leaved variety that's right at home in the UK

  • Incredible bark and elegant shape trunk

  • Excellent nebari and beautiful small leaves

  • A very easy styling project

  • 36" tall above it's pot. 31" wide overall. 7" diameter nebari

Evergreen Barbary Oak Yamadori Bonsai Material

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At a best guess we believe this to be Quercus ilex Subsp: Ballota, commonly called Barbary oak. Oaks hybridise readily and exact identification is not always easy. This oak is native to large areas of Spain and the primary tree in many areas of scrub forest. It occurs in mountains between 0-1900 meters altitude, and flourishes in a variety of soils and climates. The leaves are very small dark green to grey-green above, and variably felted grey-white below; the margins have irregular teeth and resemble small holly leaves.

This oak is very well suited to bonsai cultivation. It has tiny leaves, fine twigging and great bark quality. The species is vigorous and develops quickly if kept warm in summer. The tree responds well to pruning and wiring in summer. Keep in full sun and protect from excessive wet in winter. The tree is frost hardy so long as the soil is not waterlogged. We prefer to keep this oak under cover in winter to protect the bark and deadwood from damage by being wet for weeks on end. Repot rarely just as new growth appears in late spring.

This beautiful oak was collected in Spain and is now very well established and rooted. Stunning bark and great movement make this an outstanding piece of material. This will make a very simple and straightforward styling project next summer. Once complete this will make an elegant bonsai tree.

36" tall above it's pot. 31" wide overall. 7" diameter nebari.
Planted in a plastic nursery pot.

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SKU RM1283