Common tree species


Care guide for the Oak Bonsai tree (Quercus)

The Oak tree is a strong and hardy tree, very suitable for Bonsai purposes. Two main species are known, the English Oak and the White Oak.


Oak bonsai tree quercus



Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Oak


Position: Place the Oak tree in partial shade or full sun. The Oak is hardy, but should be protected when temperatures drop in the winter.


Watering: General watering practice, but make sure the soil never dries out completely.


Feeding: Once every two or three weeks during its growth season. Apply an organic fertilizer.


Pruning: The oak can be pruned significantly, which will result in strong new growth.


Repotting: Every two years, just before the tree starts to grow in early spring.


Propagation: From cuttings during summer or by planting acorns.




Example of an Oak bonsai tree, by Walter Pall:

Bonsai oak tree




More information

For tree identification use our Identify my bonsai tree species guide or go to the Bonsai care forum.
General guidelines can be found in our Bonsai care section or in the outdoor & indoor bonsai pages.
Return to the Bonsai tree specie guides section.


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