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Pruning Bonsai Trees – A Step-by-Step Guide

Pruning bonsai guide

Bonsai Master Lloyd Noall has designed a fantastic range of bonsai tree pruning kits which are perfect for beginners who want hands on experience growing bonsai trees. These kits include a Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai tree chosen for their fantastic ability to re-grow quickly and make beautiful and artistic bonsai, ideal for beginners. Furthermore, they include Step-by-Step guides and online tutorials and are designed for you to learn how to grow a bonsai tree. Also, these kits include the accessories required to prune and grow healthy trees.
Below you can see his step-by-step pruning guide. Furthermore, you can watch Lloyd’s Bonsai Pruning Tutorial here.
Learn from the master!

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Pruning bonsai step 1 Take a good look at your bonsai and get to know it before you start.
Pruning step 2 You need to identify the main branch structure.
Pruning guide step 3 Prune long shoots back to the main branch system to form a neat foliage pad.
Bonsai pruning guide step 4 Remove crossing shoots which cover and clutter the main branches & trunk.
Bonsai pruning guide step 5 Once pruned the main branches should be well defined with an open structure.
Bonsai pruning guide step 6 The basic shape of your bonsai will now be clear and easy to see.
Bonsai pruning guide step 7

New foliage buds will begin to emerge.
Space between the branches allows the tree’s shape to be appreciated.
Foliage neatly displayed on each branch.
Clear and open twig structure adds interest.
Uninterrupted branches and trunk gives the bonsai strength.

Bonsai Tree Pruning Tutorial

‘How do I prune my Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree?’. This is one of our most common questions!

If you are interested in learning how to prune your indoor bonsai tree, please take at look at our tutorial. We hope you enjoy it. This informative video also supports our new ‘Hands-On’ Bonsai Pruning Kits. The videos are for beginners that want to learn how to prune their bonsai. Bonsai tree pruning is a fun experience that can be enjoyed by all!

Bonsai Tree Pruning Tutorial

As well as handy tutorials, we supply the accessories you need! We have a variety of pruning kits available, these are suitable for anyone looking to get started in bonsai. Each pruning kit comes with a step-by-step pruning guide! Additionally, we sell a vast range of pruning scissors.

  • Beginners Baby Bonsai Kit - Pruning
    Beginners Baby Bonsai Kit – Pruning
  • Fabulous beginners indoor bonsai tree kit for sale
    Artistic Bonsai Tree Pruning & Styling Kit – Medium Sized Chinese Elm (Fantastic)
  • Standard Twisty Bonsai Kit - Pruning
    Standard Twisty Bonsai Kit – Pruning
  • Bonsai Knob Cutters 180mm-0
    Bonsai Knob Cutters 180mm
  • Small bonsai pruning scissors
    Small Bonsai Pruning Scissors – Great Value
    Product on sale
  • Chinese Bonsai Pruning Scissors
    Chinese Long- Handled Bonsai Pruning Scissors
    Product on sale
  • Quality bonsai tree root shears
    Chinese Top Quality Bonsai Root Shears
  • Twig shear for pruning small twigs and branches on bonsai trees
    Chinese Top Quality Bonsai Twig Shears
  • Fine long handled bonsai pruning scissors
    Chinese Top Quality Long-Handled Bonsai Fine Pruning Scissors [205mm]
  • Comprehensive Kit with fantastic bonsai tools UK
    Comprehensive Bonsai Tool Kit
  • Concave Bonsai Branch Cutters 180mm
    Concave Bonsai Branch Cutters 180mm
  • Large Twisty Bonsai Kit - Pruning
    Large Twisty Bonsai Kit – Pruning
  • Medium Twisty Bonsai Kit - Pruning
    Medium Twisty Bonsai Kit – Pruning

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