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Kingsville Box( Buxus microphylla Kingsville)
by Rodney Clemons in Zone 7
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feed
Fertilize with balanced foliar (Inorganic) from thru
feed 2 2
Fertilize with balanced liquid (Fish Emulsion) from when buds swell thru April
feed 1 1 1 1 1
Fertilize with balanced solid (Organic) from May thru October
prune prune prune prune   prune prune prune   prune prune prune  
major pruning, from January, thru November
wiring   prune prune                  
Wire from February thru March. Check after 2 months.
repot   prune prune   prune prune     prune prune    
Repot starting in February thru October. Repot every 3 to 5 years.
other other       other other     other     other
Pest Control starting in January, thru December
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Korean hornbeam ( Carpinus turczaninowii )
by Bill Johnson in Zone 6
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feed 2 3 3 1 1
Fertilize with balanced liquid from beginning of growth thru July
feed 2 1
Fertilize with low nitrogen liquid from September thru after leaves fall
prune       prune prune prune            
pruning to shape, from April, thru June
prune     prune                  
major pruning, from March, thru when buds swell
wiring         prune prune prune          
Wire from May thru July. Check after 3 months.
repot     prune prune                
Repot starting in March thru when buds swell. Repot every 2 to 3 years.
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Japanese Black Pine( Pinus thunbergii )
by Matsu Bonsai in Zone 6
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feed 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fertilize with balanced solid (Organic) from when buds swell thru when leaves change color
feed 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fertilize with balanced liquid (Fish emulsion) from when buds swell thru end of growth
feed 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fertilize with balanced liquid (Liquid Seaweed) from when buds swell thru end of growth
feed 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fertilize with balanced liquid (Liquid Seaweed Plus Iron) from when buds swell thru end of growth
prune prune prune                    
pruning to shape, from after shoots harden, thru when buds swell
prune                   prune prune  
pruning to shape, from after shoots harden, thru when buds swell
prune       prune                
pinch new shoots, from before buds open, thru when buds open
prune prune prune               prune prune prune
major pruning, from after shoots harden, thru when buds swell
prune           prune            
candle pruning, from when buds swell, thru when buds open
wiring prune prune prune       prune       prune prune
Wire from after shoots harden thru when buds swell. Check after 10 months.
repot   prune prune                  
Repot starting when buds swell thru when buds swell. Repot every 2 to 3 years.
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Japanese Maple( Acer palmatum )
by Matsu Bonsai in Zone 6
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feed 2 4
Fertilize with low nitrogen liquid (Liquid) from after shoots harden thru when leaves change color
feed 2 2 2 2 4 6 8
Fertilize with balanced solid (Organic) from beginning of growth thru when leaves change color
prune   prune prune             prune prune  
pruning to shape, from after shoots harden, thru when buds swell
prune     prune prune prune prune            
pinch new shoots, from beginning of growth, thru end of growth
prune   prune                    
major pruning, from beginning of growth, thru when buds swell
wiring   prune prune               prune  
Wire from after shoots harden thru when buds open. Check after 3 months.
repot   prune prune                  
Repot starting beginning of growth thru when buds swell. Repot every 2 to 3 years.
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European Larch( Larix decidua )
by Colin Lewis in Zone 7
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feed 1 1 2 1 1
Fertilize with balanced solid from beginning of growth thru when leaves change color
prune           prune prune          
major pruning, from after shoots harden, thru July
prune   prune prune                  
major pruning, from before buds open, thru when buds swell
prune       prune prune prune prune   prune      
trim new shoots, from April, thru September
wiring   prune prune                  
Wire from before buds open thru when buds swell. Check after 1 months.
repot                        
Repot starting when buds swell thru . Repot every 3 to 5 years.
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