Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

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Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

Collected in 1998 from my garden. This Fuchsia magellanica is very vigorous, whilst growing in the ground it would grow tall shoots of over 6ft tall every year before being cut right back to its base during the Winter.

This picture shows the tree in around 1998, not long after collection. It was placed in a cut down plastic container and allowed to grow on and recover.

Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

The next picture was taken in the Summer of 2000, the tree has been moved to a training pot and the foliage has started to fill out.

Flowering is prolific; flowers and flower buds have to be continually removed throughout the Summer and early Autumn to encourage new vegetative growth.

Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

Summer 2002. A further 2 years of have passed and the tree has filled out well and been moved into a more suitable circular pot.

Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

After Winter pruning, 2002. The ramification has built up well on the tree over the past few years. During the Winter, any remaining foliage is removed and the branch structure is thinned out.

Fuchsia Bonsai Progression

This picture from Spring 2003 shows the solid mass of roots that have formed in one growing season; with this tree, over 50% of the roots are trimmed annually.

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