BOTANICAL CARD OF BONSAI
Common Name: ROVERELLA - Family: FAGACEAE
The Oak Oak belongs to the Oak family, and is the most widespread species in Italy. It is mainly found in the sunniest locations, on the south-facing slopes. Able to adapt even to relatively cold climates. The leaves that are covered with a fine down, in winter, even if dry, remain for a long time attached to the plant.
Shorten the taproot gradually at each repotting, always trying to leave a good part of the root system formed by the capillaries; in the case of drastic transplants, defoliate the plant to avoid high transpiration. In winter it will be possible to carry out more drastic pruning and at other times of the year to shorten the new hunts to 2/3 internodes.
It is a plant that tolerates drought very well, but it does not mean watering it very little, the watering must be regulated by almost every day. in the summer to almost nothing in the winter. In any case, let the soil dry well between one watering and the other.
During spring and autumn, preferably with organic fertilizer, interrupting in midsummer and midwinter.
Heliophilous plant (lover of the sun), it must be protected during the winter only in cases of temperatures well below 0 °, and exposed to full sun throughout the rest of the year. Shade the plant only in the hottest moments of midsummer days.
Make the bindings from late spring to summer.