Serissa is one of the most common bonsai, especially in Japan. Serissa is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae, containing only one species, Serissa foetida.
It is native to open sub-tropical woodlands and wet meadows in southeast Asia, from India, and China to Japan. It is commonly called Snowrose, Tree of a thousand stars, or Japanese Boxthorn; and was formerly called Serissa japonica.
Serissa flowers practically all year round, but particularly from early spring to near autumn (Thanksgiving or Christmas). The 4- to 6-lobed flowers are funnel-shaped and 1cm wide. They first appear as pink buds but turn into a profusion of white flowers. Fertilizing is especially important during the long flowering period.
We understand that Bonsais need extra maintenance in terms of pruning, feed and care so we now offer a bonsai care kit. See below.
Bonsai Care Kit