The Japanese Maple is the most famous deciduous species used for bonsai. This is a timeless classic that provides interest in all four seasons. They are known for their ability to grow a beautiful, melting nebari and have great, twiggy ramification. We source quality seed that tends to produce more compact specimens perfect for bonsai. Grown from seed at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Name(s): Japanese Maple, Mountain Maple, Momiji, Yamamomiji
Latin Name: Acer palmatum
Type: Decidous broad-leaf
Native to: Japan, Korea, China
Climate: Hardy in Zones 5-9. In hotter climates, they can be scorched easily - especially in direct sunlight.
Care: Dappled shade is the best lighting for Japanese Maples as their leaves can be scorched by direct sun. Drastic pruning in late spring/early summer can stimulate low buds to pop and create new branches.
Size: 8-12"Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.