Serissa Bonsai Trees – Bad Rep?
Serissa bonsai trees have got allot of bad feed back lately. Allot of this feed back is giving one of my personal favorite bonsai trees a bad rep. Now is the Serissa my recommendation for a first bonsai tree? Certainly not, there are many more forgiving trees out there for the newcomer. However for any one with even a little experience caring for bonsai trees, they would be missing out to not have at least one of these beautiful trees in their collection.
One thing I’ve noticed about the notorious Serissa bonsai is they react almost immediately to stress or improper care. Now even though I feel my stomach twist into a knot when I see the leaves wilting on one of my valuable Serissa trees, it lets me know the tree is not happy. This gives me an opportunity to make an adjustment. Where as the root system of a Shimpaku Juniper could be completely dead, without any noticeable changes to the leafs or the appearance of the tree.
Remember, every tree is different as are it’s needs for light, water, and fertilization. Always observe care instructions specific to the species of tree you are caring for.