Ilex Crenata Bonsai Trees
The Ilex is a genus of several hundred species in tree encompassing our own Holly. Ilex Crenata is frequently found as bonsai. It is evergreen with small leaves and white flowers giving rise to small black berries. The species produces tiny white flowers and small berries.
• Location: With care this species can be kept indoors. Mist spraying and a cool room are recommended. This is more difficult than keeping the tree as described below. If cool environments such as shaded porches, conservatories and sun rooms can be provided, they likelihood of success is increased. These may be too hot in summer, when the tree should be moved outside. The tree performs very well outside but does need protection in winter.
• Watering: Mist spraying will help if you wish to keep indoors. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist.
Pruning. Species grows quickly. Prune shoots back to a couple of leaves when growth has extended a few centimetres. More flowers will be seen if you prune later.
• Repotting: Aim to repot every couple of years. Use a standard soil mix. Please see our guide to bonsai soils.
• Feeding: Feed every couple of weeks using a low strength feed during the growing season.
Harpur Centre Florist celebrated its 20th year in business last September. A family run business, we pride ourselves on only selling the best. We came across a massive bonsai nursery when on a buying expedition near Canton in China back in 2001. It was like the rolling hills of Devon with bonsai as far as the eye could see. They estimated they had 4 million trees of all sizes. It was very impressive. Upon our return to Europe we teamed up with a Dutch wholesalers and are now able to supply all over the UK.
Over the years we have attended all the major show events including the ideal home shows in Manchester and Olympia, London and C4 Grand Designs shows. We supply to the trade and have a number of prestigious bonsai companies that we serve.
All of the trees are of top quality, disease free and each has an EU passport certificate number.
Please contact us on 01234 812761 if you require any more information.