149) Hibiscus bonsai, Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus गुड़हल बोन्साई

149) Hibiscus bonsai, Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus गुड़हल बोन्साई


 [Music] Hibiscus Syriacus, a Syrian rose tree. It’s popular around the Mediterranean and it’s found very commonly in English gardens all the way up to Scotland. It flowers all through summer and starts from March onwards and then flowers until much later on. Further up north, it’s a little shorter
in the flowering duration This particular one, the pot had had an accident and had broken so it’s now without a pot. I’m going to repot it into a little slightly bigger pot. But we’ll start off by first pruning the tree and then wiring it into the shape. So we’re going to start off by using, I think, the pruning tools of mine which are the branch cutter which is a small branch cutter, a 170 mm, and there’s a slightly more general purpose shears to define branches. This particular tree has only some very small finer branches on it at the moment so it doesn’t need any heavier tools to do any pruning. We start off by pruning these long run away branches. They almost look like candelabras, the arms of the candelabra in the way
the hibiscus grows. I’m going to keep the style. I won’t keep the candelabra style in this particular tree. So, the initial pruning is going to be just cut away most of this year’s growth and cut back to just leave three nodes on the stem. And once we’ve done the pruning,
we wire them into shape. So, the pruning is going to be dealing with removing all the tips from the front so it’ll force growth down by the lats so that lateral shoots are ramified more. The next phase of this is to wire our tree. There are not many branches to wire on this but there is still a few that need to be moved into the light and also to help with
some of the styling with it. The branches are not too heavy so we’ll be using 2.5, 2 and 1.5 mm
to move our branches into light and to help style it. So, we’ll be using a pair of wire cutters and a pair of jin pliers to help with the cutting and using the wires together. When you’re wiring, make sure that
you wire two branches at a time so that each supports the other. Adds a little bit of extra fulcrum to it, and when you’re bringing the wire, turn it while in the fork of the branches and the next set of branches. And then when you’re wiring the next set of branches, make sure that you tie the tongue that is already there and just carry on doing all the branches one by one. The final stage of working on the
hibiscus bonsai is to repot it. I’ll be using a few tools to help me with it. There is a tweezer, a chopstick, a metal chopstick, a nice heavy pair of branch root shears and I may have to use a branch cutter or a root cutter. I will use a spatula and jin pliers to help me with finally tying it up into the pot. The next step of course is to start by clearing up all the weeds and removing some of the topsoil and some of the soils around the pot, and then measure it out so that it fits snugly in the pot. Having said that, this root ball is a little
bit on the small side because it was in a much smaller pot. The trouble was that it’s been suffering from getting dry too quickly so I’m putting it in a much bigger pot, and hopefully, we should see a lot more
growth this year onwards, and with it a lot more flowering because of that. Well guys, I hope you enjoyed watching me repot my hibiscus prune shape and style the hibiscus. It’s one of my favorite trees and I’m hoping you enjoyed it just as much. And if you would like me to do another species, please put it in a comment below. And if you enjoyed the video, please put a like at the bottom and do subscribe because I do add videos regularly and the YouTube system will tell you as soon as I have added something on. Thank you and we look forward to meeting again online. [Music]

12 thoughts on “149) Hibiscus bonsai, Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus गुड़हल बोन्साई

  1. Hi Mark, thats a nice looking rootball there ! I could be wrong but it looks as though your earlier substrate particle size was finer than the new one. Wouldn't the new substrate dry up even faster, despite having more volume ? My doubt basically is – Would a finer mix for the upper half have helped in retaining more moisture ?

  2. Hello, thank you for the video. I have a few of these trees(maybe a different variety( planted in landscaping along the side of the house. I am told by neighbors, that they are quite old. but have not been maintained in years. The big main trunks on our trees have lots of moss growing on them. And the bark is so flakey i am afraid to brush the moss off. I had a few questions. Although we want to keep them as landscaping, what are some things we can do to help improve their life, especially the moss on the trunks. Do these trees respond to air layer or cuttings? Maybe i can post a video of them to help with visuals. If it came to it, i would dig them out to save them, but i hope to not come to that. I like them where they are in our property.

  3. I have a cascading juniper, my sister bought it for me for Christmas. I've always been interested in bonsai I just don't know too much about it. if you could do a video on that, it would be great.

  4. Good morning, have tried working with weeping willows? They're my bane! If they don't grow like wild weeds, they shed their wired branches in protest to my positioning them.

  5. i have one year old Hibiscus syriacus purple flower color they grow very very fast i have it in pot inside the house i do not know are they indoor or should i put them outside for dormancy here we get very cold winter up to -20 c i am surprised how fast it grow last summer it was 2 inch and this summer it get many flowers and high about 1.5 meter i cut it because it keep growing they the pot is small it start bending and it make many seeds i will grow those seeds again but i dont not know if they can survive in winter temperature of – 20 c

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