Vitis (Grapevine) Bonsai Tree
Grape vines are a common sight in the U.K, however finding a vine suitable for cultivation as bonsai is all but impossible due to the way commercial vines are pruned. Vines are frost hardy in most parts of the U.K but when cultivated in a pot some winter protection is best provided to be on the safe side. Vines like full sun and a lot of water/fertilizer when in growth. Vines should also be planted in a slightly larger pot than other species used for bonsai because the roots develop very quickly. A larger pot will help in the long term cultivation and health of the plant. Vines kept in good conditions will grow strongly and remain largely pest free. A great plant for cultivating in an unheated conservatory so long as winter temperatures are not too high.
Shaping of vitis is accomplished largely by pruning but a little loose wire can be used in summer. Re-potting should be done in spring just as the buds begin to unfurl using a moisture retentive soil such as our No2 Bonsai Soil Mix
We were very lucky to turn up a couple of these spectacular grape vines on a recent trip south. Two years in their pots the plants are growing extremely well. The trees have spectacular deadwood and live veins. A little time will see these trees becoming spectacular bonsai trees. Shown just coming into leaf. This is probably a lot bigger than it looks in our pictures.
32" tall above it's pot. 27" wide overall. 6" diameter nebari..
Planted in a plastic nursery pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £235.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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