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JUNE SNOW (Serissa foetida)
Serissa Japonica is small shrub
with evergreen foliage and crosswise
opposite branching. Its common name is
"June Snow" because of the tiny white
rose-shaped flowers that continuously
appear singly or in clusters from spring
until the mid winter. Grey trunk peels off
in strips, is rough and turns white as the
plant grows older.
Serissas grow bushy and require
hard style pruning when shaping nursery
plants for the first time. Fortunately they shoot easily on old wood but are likely to
form root suckers as well. These can be used either to obtain new plants or to form
clump styles; otherwise they must be subdued. Because of their branching pattern,
styling is best continued throughout via the clip-and-grow method with occasional
wiring on young branches.
Leaf reduction is not necessary because the leaves are already very small.
Unfortunately they grow in the opposite position. Branches have to be pruned to
obtain a bonsai with limbs in the bonsai configuration. Serissas are used mainly in
informal upright styles and lend themselves for group and clump styles.
Serissa Japonica variegate has variegated ivory-green foliage but does not
flower so profusely as Serissa Japonica. Propagation is through root suckers, soillayering and hardwood cuttings struck in river sand.