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When to best re-pot your Bonsai


This list pertains to bonsai in Central Florida - some evergreens may be deciduous in northern states
Tropicals that are kept indoors year round can be re-potted whenever needed
This guide is meant as an aid in helping members know when it is best to re-pot.
Please do your own research as always.

Additional websites that can provide information on re-potting here in Central Florida
http://www.dlnursery.com        http://www.bonsaimary.com       http://centralfloridabonsaiclub/bonsai-care/            

D = Deciduous        T = Tropical        ST = Sub-Tropical        E = Evergreen


Bonsai


Re-pot
Notes:







Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa)
T
Mar/Apr

Azalea
E
Apr/May
After flowering root prune (wedge technique) and trim severely
Beech
D
Jan/Feb

Bougainvillea
T
Mar/Apr

Black Olive (Budica spinosa)
T
Jul/Aug
Only repot in hottest time of year
BottlebrushTMar-JunThrough Spring/Summer
Boxwood (Buxus harlandii)
E
Mar/Apr

Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
E
Mar/Apr

Boxwood Kingsville ( Buxus microphylla 'Saunders')
E
Mar/Apr

Brazilian Raintree (Pithecellobium tortum)
T
Jul/Aug
Only repot in hottest time of year
ButtonwoodTJul/Aug
Only repot in hottest time of year
Camellia japonica
E
Apr/May
Same as Azaleas
Cedar
E
Jan/Feb

Cherry Barbados (Malpighia glabra)
T
Mar/Apr

Cherry Brush (Eugenia Myrtifolia)
T
Mar/Apr

Cherry Surinam (Eugenia uniflora)
T
Mar/Apr

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju')
D
Feb/Mar
May not shed all their leaves here in Florida
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
D
Feb/Mar
May not shed all their leaves here in Florida
Cotoneaster
D
Jan/Feb

Crabapple
D
Jan/Feb

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Pokomoke’)
D
Jan/Feb

Cypress - Arizona  (Cupressus arizonica)EJan/Feb
Cypress - Bald (Taxodium distichum)
D
Jan/Feb

Cypress - Pond (Taxodium ascendens)DJan/Feb
Ficus - Tiger Bark (Retusa)
T
Mar/Apr

Ficus Macrophylla
T
Mar/Apr

Ficus Too Little (Benjamina)
T
Mar/Apr

Ficus Willow Leaf (Salicaria or Neriifolia)
T
Mar/Apr

Florida Privet (Forestiera segregata)
E
Jan/Feb

Fukien Tea (Ehretia microphylla)
T
Mar/Apr

Hornbeam
D
Jan/Feb

Ilex crenata ( “Soft Touch”)
E
Mar/Apr

Ilex vomitoria 'Nana'
E
Mar/Apr

Jade (Portulacaria afra) (Crassula Ovata)
T
Mar/Apr
Actually a succulent
Jasmine (Trachelospermum)
E
Jan/Feb

Junipers (Juniperus chinensis & procumbens)
E
Jan/Feb

Larch
E
Jan/Feb

Ligustrum (Japonicum)
E
Mar/Apr

Ligustrum (Sinense)
E
Mar/Apr

Loropetalum
E
Jan/Feb

Magnolia
E
Jan/Feb

Maple Grove – Japanese (Acer palmatum)
D
Jan/Feb

Maple Japanese (Acer palmatum)
D
Jan/Feb

Maple Trident (Acer buergerianum)
D
Jan/Feb

Millettia japonica hime fuji
D
Jan/Feb

Natal plum (Carissa macrocarpa)
T
Mar/Apr

Oak
D
Jan/Feb

Olive
T
Mar/Apr

Pinus (Black Pine)
E
Jan/Feb

Plum
T
Mar/Apr

Powderpuff (Calliandra haematocephala)
T
Mar/Apr

Podocarpus
E
Mar/Apr

Pyracantha
E
Mar/Apr

Serrisa (Serissa foetida – Kyoto)
ST
Mar-Jun
Can be re-potted in Spring and Summer
Serrisa (Serissa foetida)
ST
Mar-Jun
Can be re-potted in Spring and Summer
Schefflera arboricola
T
Mar/Apr

Spruce
E
Jan/Feb

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
T
Mar/Apr

Texas ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule)
ST
Mar/Apr

Twisted Trunk Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
ST
Mar/Apr

Wisteria
D
Mar-Jun
In Spring ONLY after blooms drop off
Yew
E
Jan/Feb

Zelkova
D
Jan/Feb