If you are thinking about getting involved with
growing bonsai or if you have already enjoyed this art form for years, one tree
that makes a magnificent addition to any collection is the bonsai orange tree.
Unfortunately, the orange tree is too often overlooked for the more traditional
tree. This particular type of bonsai grows to about 19 inches tall and is
available in six wonderful species. Some of the bonsai orange trees are very
full with wonderful orange fruit while other bonsai orange trees are small with
dainty branches. Regardless, this species of tree makes a perfect bonsai.
One of the most spectacular bonsai orange trees was on display in Mumbai. The
tree took Master Chiang more than two full years of grafting and redesigning to
create this masterpiece. He started with one branch of Pearl, the name of his
miniature bonsai orange tree complete with miniature oranges, and then grafted
the branch of another tree called Year that had massively large orange. As he
worked with these and other bonsai orange trees, he ended up with a wide variety
of fruits, some that were shaped like a finger, some that were green, the lemon
orange, and an orange that was very long.
With all of his years of work, Chiang came up with several masterpieces. Another
was not a bonsai orange tree but a Ficus tree that he was able to reduce from 40
feet tall to a perfect imitation of a 2-foot bonsai. Keep in mind that most
bonsai orange trees are actual orange trees just much smaller. That means you
can enjoy your own personal orange tree small enough to place on a coffee table,
nightstand, or a desk at the office. No matter where the bonsai orange tree is
placed, it will provide a beautiful focal point in the room.
Another wonderful aspect of choosing the bonsai orange tree is that not only
does this species of tree look amazing but they also produce the flower that
gives ff the sweet fragrance of orange blossoms. If you have never enjoyed this
fragrance, there is nothing like it – sweet with a tropical like fragrance.
However, the bonsai orange tree offers much more. For instance, the orange fruit
that grows on the tree is actually edible, the rind, and all. Many people
growing this type of bonsai will use the small, delicious fruit for cooking or
When buying a bonsai orange tree, make sure it is shipped directly from the
grower, giving it a much better chance of health and survival. Additionally,
because of extreme heat, many growers will not ship the bonsai orange tree to
Florida, Texas, or outside of the United States so be sure you check the
shipping locations prior to paying. A great time of orange tree is called the
Calamondin, which is similar to the Kumquat tree, although Kumquat fruit is too
large for bonsai growing. This is an indoor plant that will need to be placed in
a well-ventilated location with lots of sunlight. This type of bonsai does best
in temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees, although it can handle temperatures
between 44 and 55 degrees. While you want to make sure the tree is watered often
in the summer months, you want to be careful that it does not get too much
humidity in the winter.