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  1. Kodama

    A Palmatum Leaf Shrivel

    Hmm.. not sure what is causing this emerging new leaf shrivel on this bloodgood a. palmatum. Other leaves have unfolded just fine. It seems just recently that the new ones are shriveled. It has been warmer than usual for time of year. I just now put up the 40% shade cloth in hopes that will...
  2. Palmatum

    Acer Palmatum leaves curling, possible infection?

    I have a green leaf Japanese maple (my first bonsai) whose leaves have been curling. I originally thought it was underwatering, but I'm now afraid it might be an infection. Could it be an infection? :( Timeline: - Mid-December - Bought plant. Watering schedule is once a week, in partial sun. -...
  3. T

    Acer Palmatum 'Beni Maiko', difference between that and standard Acer Palmatum?

    I'm thinking of grabbing some, but have never tried a Japanese maple. Was told the Standard Japanese maple was stronger, faster growing and could handle cold better than others. Is Beni Maiko a good maple tree to start on? What are the differences? Are they cared for/pruned/ built the same...
  4. gapoy

    Japanese Maple Design Help

    Dear bonsai artisans, I would like to ask for your opinions about this tree. How would you design it? Having a very shallow knowledge and experience in bonsai care, any piece of negative or positive feedback is valued. Thank you.
  5. R

    Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum) Air Layer + Ebihara Progression

    Hi, Long time lurker, first time poster here 👋 Just wanted to share my progression with a Japanese Maple air layer + Ebihara that was started last year. May 24, 2022: July 31, 2022: August 6, 2022 - Air layer separated August 19, 2022 April 7 2023 - First repotting
  6. W

    How should I style this

    Hey I have this Shin deshojo that I've let grow quite uncontrolled through the past few months, as I do not know how I want to style it. Im not looking to make any drastic changes such as chopping a part of the main trunk or anything, im mainly looking for tips on pruning etc. I was think if I...
  7. Rivian

    Are your landscape JMs still full of seeds?

    I was wondering when mature (seed-bearing) Japanese maples lose their seeds. Helps in deciding when to buy large JMs, if you want the seeds too. Have they lost most of their seeds by now, in your area? Also curious how deep a freeze kills exposed, dormant JM seeds.
  8. anthony burce

    Uneven Ramification

    Good Morning, Good Evening wherever you are. My japanese maple, Acer Palmatum, has uneven growth when cutting back to two buds. Usually one grows like crazy and the other does not. How can I get a balance of energy for two buds? My developing lowest branch has never had a balanced...
  9. goth_gardener

    Potting mix/Care for large Weeping Maple bonsai

    Hello nuts ! I rescued this beautiful maple tree on sale from my local nursery today and am curious about doing a larger bonsai situation in this pot… here is the tree resting on some previous potting soil in the container (will be acid loving later ofc), a larger pic of location just for fun...
  10. S

    Taking on a Shishio/Chishio Improved Cutting

    I purchased this young cutting online as a new project. This will be my second maple and I am definitely still a bonsai rookie. I’ve posted a pic of the tree as well as the planter I intend on using for the next couple of years. Reason for my post is that I want to make sure I do this very...
  11. J

    Odd Palmatum (Sango Kaku) air layering behavior??

    I'm lucky to have a rather large Palmatum in my backyard, and i started to air layer it this season. I took 6 air layerings to test how the tree responds. The tree has good genetics, roots rather quick and 5 of the air layers took, even the rather thick ones. However, the strangeness happened...
  12. SeanS

    SeanS shohin clump

    Here’s the progression of a shohin clump I have on the go. I air layered a cluster of 5 branches from a nursery tree during the 2020/21 growing season. Here’s the section I layered Here’s the tree separated and growing nicely Yesterday I did the initial cut back and wiring. I’ll repot...
  13. SeanS

    SeanS Maple 1

    Time to start a thread for my biggest JM. This is standard acer palmatum I picked up from a local garden nursery in July 2020 for ~$14 (R200). In the following August as the buds were swelling I trunk chopped and repotted the tree, and wired the primary branches. I chopped much higher than my...
  14. cbroad

    J.M. clump air layer

    Here's a Japanese maple clump air layer I've been growing since fall of 2016. It came off of a tree in my yard and unfortunately I don't know the variety. It gets a nice orange fall color which is a little unique with palmatums. I repotted it last Wednesday and took off the biggest trunk which...
  15. Jan JC

    Acer palmatum in "hot" weather ?

    Hey everyone! First of all, I'd like to apologize if my english isn't correct, I'm from Spain so it's not my maternal language... Anyway, I have a Japanese Maple (actually two of them), varieties are 'Seiryu' and 'Yamamomiji' (common Japanese Maple), since this spring-summer (2020). They've been...
  16. Thumbsaway

    Seedlings in 2x2x6 planters...

    i found some more exotic cultivars on Amazon (shh I know). They’re being shipped as 2 year grafted seedlings. Not a problem. the Problem came up when I went to repot from the nursery soil. Especially since they came in those tube pots. They each had 4 large roots and only had feeder roots...
  17. Z

    Japanese maple winter in a fridge

    I figured I would share this experiment with the forum incase anyone else is like me. I love the look of Japanese Maples, but I live in an area with a climate that easily kills Japanese Maples. We often get 1-2 months of -20 to -40. My unheated garage is usually about -10 inside when its -20...
  18. Rivian

    Acer palmatum Bi-Hoo turning black

    What exactly is happening here and why and can I prevent this in the future?
  19. Rivian

    Sango Kaku - Winter flame

    I have a Sango Kaku Japanese maple (first year, not much experience) and Im wondering how it compares to Winter flame, which is another red wood winter interest JM with similar leaves. However, Winter flame is more or less a dwarf variety not usually exceeding 8 feet tall. My main question is...
  20. Rivian

    [EU/Germany] Acer palmatum Beni Chidori

    If you know where to buy this cultivar please post it in this thread. Doesnt matter if grafted. Not interested in trained trees that cost hundreds of euros.
  21. P

    Wanted: Japanese Maple Seigen

    Have been searching forever for this cultivar, but to no avail. The few promising leads/nurseries are all sold out or won't sell them. Really been wanting to get one for a while now, even if it's a smaller less developed tree. If anyone is willing to sell, please let me know.
  22. Rivian

    Super small leaves JM?

    Look at what I found in a planter. Those are centimeters, not inches. Anyone guess the cultivar name? Cause I have no idea. The plant was about 1.4 meters tall, with very low graft union if any. Trunk was maybe 7cm diameter, from memory.
  23. Rivian

    Acer palmatum Osakazuki cultivar group

    I had some bad experience with Osakazuki and I want to avoid ordering cultivars with similar leathery leaves etc. ( I have thrown mine away so no pictures). But since I order online I may notice too late. So Im asking what other cultivars do you know of that are closely related to Osakazuki...
  24. JayD

    First Post: Acer Palmatum Seedling

    Hello all, I am new to the forum. I have grown to love and appreciate the Acer species from my time working in a Botanical Garden. Enjoying browsing the site so far! Started collecting plants for bonsai and training 2 years ago. I am excited to learn from and share with you all. Grabbed this...
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    Deshojo Maple 03.jpg

    Leafing out. 1st March 2020
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