Cut Paste

Healing paste is used in bonsai to heal wounds, seal cuts, and assist with grafts.

Wound sealant (or, cut paste) is used to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection in wounds caused by pruning and branch removal. 

It is recommended that this product is used for all cuts into the trunk that go through the full depth of the bark.

The Bonsai Cut Paste is applied by hand to the wound to form a seal while the bark heals. The cut paste will normally fall off once this process is completed

When branches are removed with knob cutters a small indentation is left
which should be sealed to allow a better healing process. 

Once applied, smooth with a wet finger to give a better grasp against the bark.
As a rule of thumb, the ideal depth of the cut is about the same as two match sticks.

Kiyonal cut paste

kiyonal. the imported cut paste balsam for bonsai

Kiyonal is a Japanese cut paste. The cut paste for sealing wounds is an essential bonsai tool not only for bonsai trees but also for ordinal gardening. Apply on wounds after pruning your bonsai tree.

  • The cut paste promotes rapid healing of trees wound.
  • Just a tube will last a very long time; a little goes a long way.
  • It dries quickly and is easy to apply.
  • Imported direct from Japan.
  • Kiyonal series for bonsai professionals.

Traditional dressing is used to seal tree wounds against insects, disease, and weather to speed healing and minimize the shock of wounds when styling bonsai or repairing branches.

Quick-drying sealant contains insecticides and fungicides that forms a smooth, dark cover that remains quite flexible.

Pruning and wound cut paste for sale

sealing cut paste for bonsai

Healing paste offered to be used in bonsai to heal wounds, seal cuts, and assist with grafts.

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Graft and cut paste tube

elm bonsai wound callous
Chinese elm bonsai callous wound.

In order to achieve good bonsai grafting, sealing the affected area is key. Therefore, use this paste to facilitate the effort.

The product is also well suited as a bonsai cut paste, sealing wounds from infection.

Using the paste will allow for moisture retention, thus promoting a good graft environment.

It conceals wounds by blending in with the color of the bark. It can be used for growing seasons, and for demonstrations and shows.

How to Seal a Bonsai Wound

Visit our article about bonsai pruning to learn more about the technique.

making cuts and sealing wounds

Pro tip!

The pine bark is the most valuable element of a pine bonsai.

Many times, our pines lose a piece of bark, maybe during the winter, during repotting, or when we are wiring a branch.

If a piece of bark has been dropped, use this cut paste as an adhesive and put the piece back in its correct place.

It is a technique that I learned from a Japanese teacher.

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