Bonsai Wire 150g (Japan)
$16.00 incl. GST
The weight of the wire is APPROXIMATELY 150g
- Wiring is a crucial technique to train and style Bonsai trees.
- By wrapping the wire around the branches of a tree you are able to bend and reposition the branches.
- It will take a few months before the branches are set in their new shape; the wire should then be removed.
- Wiring can be done year-round for most tree species.
- Most deciduous species should be wired in late winter, the absence of leaves makes wiring much easier.
- During the growth, season branches grow thick quite fast and as a result, the wire will cut into the bark, creating ugly scars.
- Check on your tree regularly and remove the wire on time.
- Using the right material is essential for wiring a Bonsai tree.
- Basically, two kinds of wire can be used: anodized aluminum and annealed copper.
- The aluminum wire is used for deciduous species, while the harder copper wire is used for conifers and pines.
- The wire is available in a range of different thicknesses, varying from 1 to 8 mm.
- There is no need to purchase all the available wires; buying 1mm, 1.5mm, 2.5mm, and 4mm thick wire should be perfect to start out with.
- When wiring thick branches it is recommended to wrap them first with raffia soaked in water (a palm fiber, available at garden centers), which will protect the branches from being damaged by the wire when bending them.