Who ever heard of bonsai made from lavender? Never crossed my mind either until Mario left me his collection to care for while he’s working abroad. He has created a lavender bonsai from an old pot plant, deadwood and all!
Before I went to Florida it was in good shape. When I returned, it was covered with extension shoots and flower heads!! This is the tree before I trimmed it back into shape today.
and this is it after a trim.
Of all his trees in my care, this is the one I’m least looking forward to caring for! Over Wintering could be a challenge and, as a garden shrub, they are not long lived. I would say this crosses over to bonsai as well.
I did a google search for lavender bonsai and only found 2 trees that are exactly the same species as this one. Too be honest this one was way better than the other 2 as well :-)
On inspection, I wasn’t too sure about the lower hanging branch or the health of the first branch on the right either. I think these virtuals might be an option some time in the future.
Don’t panic Mario, I won’t being doing this off my own bat mate :-D