Beautiful coniferous tree, very suitable for Bonsai purposes. Especially the Cedrus brevifolia and the Cedrus atlantica are popular. The tree grows clusters of needles along its branches.

If you need help identifying your tree, try our Bonsai tree identification guide.

 

Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Cedar

Position: The cedar prefers sun, lots of it. In wintertime, protect the tree from freezing temperatures.

Watering: Be careful not to overwater, as the cedar prefers slightly dry conditions. Also adapt the soil mixture to provide for enough drainage.

Feeding: During the entire growth season, applied every 2-3 weeks.

Pruning: Prune in autumn, pinching back new growth can be done year round. The cedrus is known for its slowly healing wounds, the reason that cedar Bonsai trees often have Jins to prevent creating wounds.

Repotting: Repot every two years, without disturbing its root system too much.

Propagation: Sow seeds in spring time, cold stratification is required.

For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section.

 

 

Example of a Cedar (Cedrus) Bonsai tree

Cedrus, Cedar Bonsai tree