Wild rose varieties and simple flowering roses are the best for bonsai. The Japanese Eijitsu rose multiflora has many qualities for bonsai and it is an exquisite dwarf variety of Rose.

Qualities are a thick woody trunk, and it develops tight internodes (distance between leaves.

The small flowers fit well for Shohin bonsai where they form beautiful, tiny orange to reddish-coloured rose hips.

Rosa Eijitsu shows simple beautiful flowers in summer, and it is a non-recurring flower even if dead-headed where withered flowers are removed. The limited time of flowering is so much more making it a concentrated period to enjoy when it happens.

Summer also is the time when this type of bonsai peaks and the rest of the season is about caring and preparing for the next season. As with all other bonsai maturity and age is a quality which is highly praised.

The rose shown here still needs years to develop a mature bark. Only time and patience will make it happen.

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Rose repotting and pruning are the main focus of this first spring episode.
Roses have their peak in summer when flowering but the important steps to reach that successfully are taken now.

We look into root pruning, arranging the Rose in the pot, fertilising strategies, wiring and pruning.

Watch this week’s video here (for members): https://shohin-europe.com/bonsai-video-studio-2/rose-spring-repotting-and-pruning/

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