acer palmatum

  1. Saddler

    Shohin Maple Trunk

    I wired this trunk while still on the parent tree and removed it about three years ago. I’ve had it at a friends the whole time and missed repotting it every year. I’ll repot it next spring. This fall I want to cut it back to the primary branches and grow the leader out to thicken the top...
  2. ConorDash

    The time is now, for this Maple

    Hello, So here we are again! But this time, there will be action. I've had a few threads on my Maple so far, which Ill reread again any way but I wanted to start a fresh here just for organisation purposes. The previous comments on threads, have not gone to waste, don't worry. TImes changes...
  3. Vlad Cruceanu

    Japanese Maple Bloodgood Mature Tree

    Hi everybody, Love BonsaiNut and all the information that can be found here. I'm a beginner looking to get into the bonsai world. At this point, I have a couple of Tamarind seedlings started from 0, a Ficus Microcarpa that I have received as a gift and a Ficus Benjamina Kinky, a small one that...
  4. cole morton

    Acer Palmatum material find

    I found this maple on a local classifieds website for $35. It seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. I have never done a trunk chop before, but I think that is what this needs to get some taper going. This tree is also in urgent need of a repotting as the soil is quite poor, and there...
  5. palagaban

    i have been biten by the bonsai bug last year and this is the results

    Treeeeeeessssss!!!!!!! hehehehehe its been a nice day today and the sun has finally came out to play... so me and my little assistent took the chance to water our little trees... hope everybody has a nice day... wifey is preparing some sushi for our dinner.... hehehehehe bonsai and sushi...
  6. Grant Hamby

    Cut-Below-The-Graft Experiment

    I'm sure this has been done many times, but here's the idea: I got a couple weird Japanese maple varieties on clearance at a garden center. Both were grafted and both had long whips of the rootstock extending just below the graft. Last year I cut them below the graft so that the long whip...
  7. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum C

    This is another Japanese maple I've started from seedlings collected in 2012. The form will be clump, but maybe I'll find a way to sumo the tree if the base starts to fuse together really well. I'm intending to add a fifth trunk for balance. April 2013 June 2014 October 2015 January...
  8. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum J

    This is another pre-bonsai gathered in 2012. I think I collected 30 that year. This tree can put on 3–6 feet of growth a year, like its siblings. April 2012 April 2014, repotted into individual 1-gallon nursery cans October 2015, it was repotted this year into a 3-gallon can January...
  9. parhamr

    Shishigashira project (air layering)

    I've wanted some fancy maple cultivars, so I trekked down to "Garden World" where premium landscaping trees are sold on consignment by local growers. For $75, I got a 6' tall Shishigashira Japanese Maple in a 6 gallon nursery can. It appears to be grafted about 5" above the soil line, but it's...
  10. Grant Hamby

    Acer P. Mame Broom?

    A local landscape nursery gave me a couple JM volunteers for free last spring. One has really nice, small, rigid leaves, so it's been growing out since then. I wanted to play with the other so I immediately chopped it to the first shoots and cut the downward roots and put it in a training pot...
  11. Grant Hamby

    Arakawa Maple from Cutting

    I want to document my whole experience with this tree, so I may as well start now. Plus, with advice from all of you, hopefully I can keep this tree on the right path! I got this one from @Stickroot, cutting-grown. Here it is when it arrived: And a few days ago, color starting to show: My...
  12. ConorDash

    JM Acer P Pruning Advice

    Hello all, Feels like a while since I showed up on the forum at all. I had surgery recently and thats been.... fun. So I've not been doing much of anything. I think the time has finally come to do something, and that is give my trees a little care, I'm hoping ive not missed my opportunity for...
  13. Grant Hamby

    Shishigashira Air Layer Project

    I got this tree when I first started bonsai (last summer) from a local nursery. That was before I knew about weird grafts and long boring trunks, so this spring I tried to air layer it. I watched the Graham Potter video a couple times and then went to work. It's fall now and nothing but callous...
  14. ConorDash

    Sun/shade requirements of Acers

    Hello, I'd like to draw upon the experience of those who have handled Acers for a while, or more particularly, Acer Palmatum. My Acer P has just got itself a bit of leaf scorch, not a lot and only affected a few little areas so I'm looking to try and keep it in the shade more. So this lead to...
  15. ConorDash

    New Acer Palmatum, beginner advice

    Hello, I just bought an Acer Palmatum, Green Maple a few days ago from Kaizen, Graham Potter. It's an amazing looking to my eye, and really great tree for its price, quite unbelievable. I simply wanted some advice from the Maple experts on directions to go with it? It was only in transport...
  16. ColinFraser

    $35 Trunk

    I picked up this japanese maple at a landscape nursery on my way home from work this evening . . . at a reduced price because it's damaged ;) So am I - we should get along fine.
  17. BonsaiButler

    Giant Japanese maples

    Just came across this page earlier, pretty cool stuff. Thought some of you would find it interesting and decided to share it. http://mohsho.image.coocan.jp/E-repo16.html
  18. aframe

    28 years from seed - Japanese Maple

    March 2015 Repotted into 1st training pot from a large plastic 'bowl'. I recut the callous tissue that had stopped rolling over a chop scar. Wound covered with paste. I bought this tree from a club member who started it from seed. I've had it for 3 years now. It will go into the ground or a...
  19. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum A

    April 2012 Collected as a seedling in Portland, OR. May 2013 Basic wire training. April 2014 It continues to be my most productive seedling. I upgraded it from a 1 to 2 gallon pot; to the left is a white birch volunteer. June 2014 One of the growth tips would get a fungal infection...
  20. parhamr

    Progression of Acer palmatum ('Sango kaku' coral)

    May 2012 Found discarded at a curb in the city. February 2014 March 2015 The fertilizer is Osmocote 14-14-14. October 2015 December 2015 After a heavy prune back to the first or second internodes. I removed each of the above-soil roots at left and right because they were weak, too...