Hard Pruning a Banksia Ericafolia

bonsaiPeter Butler hard pruning his pride Banksia Ericafolia Bonsai. This has been in training since 1987 and is even in flower with a tall candle, gorgeous.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl2uP96IC7k

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Peter Butler

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3 thoughts on “Hard Pruning a Banksia Ericafolia”

  1. Hi Peter

    Interesting video. I grew a Banksia Serrata “Pygmy Possum” once. When I shifted house I dug it up and put it in a pot. When I cut most of the foliage back I discovered it had a great potential as a Bonsai specimen.

    It had a short, swollen trunk with cascading branches and probably would have looked great in a tall pot.

    I think Australian Natives make great Bonsai specimens I currently have Banksia Integrifolia that I’ve had in a pot for about the last 6 years so I’m contemplating maybe Bonsaiing it.

  2. Hi,
    thanks for your feedback. Definitely do it, the candles look awesome on the Banksia.

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