Bonsai Carmona microphylla (House Plant)Carmona retusaEhretia microphylla, Fukien Tea Tree

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Great introduction to the art of Bonsai

Fabulous summer patio feature.

A touch the Orient in your own home.

1 x 12cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucerSave £3.00 £17.99 £14.99 Within 24 Hours
1 x 20cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucer £19.99 Within 24 Hours
2 x 12cm potted bonsai plants in ceramic with saucers Save £10.99 £35.98 £24.99 Within 24 Hours
2 x 20cm potted bonsai plants in ceramic with saucer £29.99 Within 24 Hours
1 x 15cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucer £17.99 Within 24 Hours
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
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Carmona microphylla, or Fukien Tea Tree as it is often known, makes a superb Bonsai specimen, particularly for a warm indoor environment. This Asian native produces a crown of small, glossy, green leaves above a sturdy trunk which becomes beautifully gnarled with maturity - a much sought after attibute among bonsai growers. Tiny white flowers appear at any time throughout the year, and these are followed by a display of red berries. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Please note: These trees have been carefully trained to create perfect miniatures of their full size siblings. Although many of the species used are perfectly hardy in the UK, these tiny trees are more susceptible to winter damage, given their size and the small volume of soil surrounding their roots. Therefore they are best protected from frost and cold winter weather by moving them to a cool, bright spot in the home or greenhouse.

Greenhouse, Conservatory


sun or semi shade

Up to 30cm (12in)

Up to 30cm (12in)

achievable with guidance


Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 12cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucer (KA3020)
1 x 20cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucer (KA3026)
2 x 12cm potted bonsai plants in ceramic with saucers (TKA3029)
2 x 20cm potted bonsai plants in ceramic with saucer (TKA3035)
1 x 15cm potted bonsai plant in ceramic with saucer (KA3023)

Bonsai trees have a small volume of compost at the roots – this can quickly dry out, so regular watering is needed to maintain reliably moist soil. Take care to drain plants well after each watering. Feed Bonsai regularly from March to September with a proprietary fertiliser. Bonsai trees should be repotted every two years or whenever necessary to prevent them becoming pot-bound. Regular pruning and training of Bonsai is an essential requirement to keep them small.
These Bonsai Trees are best grown in a bright position indoors, away from the direct glare of strong sunlight. Avoid positions that are close to radiators and doorways where they will be affected by cold draughts. Generally, these trees will prefer a cool room such as a spare bedroom, home office or conservatory. In summer, they may be gradually acclimatised to outdoor conditions, and subsequently moved onto the patio if you prefer. Be sure to re-acclimatise them to indoor conditions again in early autumn, so that they can be kept frost free indoors during winter.


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