Bonsai trees can be made from almost any species, many start with the Bald Cypress...
The art of cultivating of one's own
bonsai tree is one of the most popular pastimes almost everywhere in the
world. And the interest level has been growing even more intensely within recent years.
People just love to grow their own mini-trees in gardens that do not take
up a lot of space.
What tree should you start your bonsai garden with?
actually many types of bonsai trees to purchase. For example, one could
get a Cotoneaster, a Chinese Elm, as well as Japanese Black Pine. But many people start with
the Bald Cypress bonsai (sometimes spelled Bald Cyprus).
The Bald Cypress bonsai tree is excellent for those just
starting in creating bonsai trees. It is a hardy tree that is easy to take care of. The scientific name for the
Bald Cypress is Taxodium distichum. This conifer grows in many areas of Florida and Louisiana, and
throughout the Southern United States, particularly in swampy areas. The Bald
Cypress has been designated the official tree of the state of Louisiana. The bark is fibrous and has a
reddish-brown color with small flat ridges and shallow furrows. The leaves of the Bald Cypress are
deciduous and spread in flat planes in a feathery pattern on its branchlets.
Some people find their first Bald Cypress bonsai tree growing wild in nature.
So if you like damp swamps that are overrun
by insects, you may enjoy seaching for a wild cypress bonsai tree, for they love these conditions...
isn't always practical
to pick up your tree from a swampy wilderness, so you may want to check out your local nursury first. Or
you can buy a bonsai tree online through our
bonsai store or elsewhere.
Purchase Your Tree - If you wish to work on your bonsai tree immediately, the best times of the year
to get a
Bald Cypress Bonsai is in
late winter. But anytime from late November to early spring will give you time
to work on your plant. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to get the Bald Cypress bonsai tree
ready to go outside.
After you have purchased your Bald Cypress bonsai tree then you are
ready to get started. At first, your speciman may just look like a stick with branches.
But as you cut and guide your tree into the right direction, you will find you have a Bald Cypress
bonsai tree that will be a delight, both indoors and outdoors.
News About Bald Cypress
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
Heart of Louisiana: Legacy CypressFOX 8 News WVUE-TVIn fact the country's largest tree of any type east of California is a bald cypress tree near St. Francisville, Louisiana. The base of the cypress tree is massive. It's 17 feet in diameter. That's the size of a lot of home living rooms. The champion ...
Marco museum hosts naturalist with details about Big CypressFlorida WeeklyThe largest bald cypress/royal palm swamp in the world, the preserve is home to a bounty of Mother Nature's treasures, and Mr. McConville loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge of the magical place with others. He conducts walking tours of the ...