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    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...
  2. kevinlovett86

    Surprise Me Maples

    A month or so ago I bought a few maple seedlings to make a fusion/forest type deal. Now I reckoned i wanna play around and make a mame, or even a shito. I didn’t take a cutting from my tree because I wanna boost growth a bit, so I just bought another since they’re only 6 or 6 RMB (about 1...
  3. Bob824

    Acer palmatum in Beaverton

    Hi, New to the forum, and recently got back into bonsai after a brief stint in the early 2000s. Never really out of the beginner stage, so please be kind. Picked up this Acer palmatum in the middle of a nursery field of what seemed like leftover plants. Not sure what exact variety (or...
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    Arakawa Maple air layer?

    I’ve found an Acer Palmatum Arakawa for sale near me but I’m unsure whether to go ahead with buying it. I knew they’d be a graft that I’d have to air layer off but the rough bark just gives me the idea that it won’t air layer as easy as other maples? Has anyone else had any success layering an...
  5. BonjourBonsai

    Question on position of air layer, or when you come to a fork in the road, do you take it?

    I'd like to air layer a part of this Acer P. but I'm not sure where. Should I: layer below the Y and make a double trunk, Layer the left or the right and leave the other, or Layer both above the Y There are some leaves below the Y so if I did 1 or 3 the tree should be ok. If I did 2, I could...
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    Little maple bonsai

    So i was at the nursery and I found this cute little maple, I couldn’t but buy it (15euros!!!) but now i was wondering if it should be repotted or if its ready to be wired? Thanks, izzy
  7. Sn0W

    Shaping 300 Maple Saplings

    I purchased some Japanese Maple and Trident Maple saplings on ebay from an end of year clearance. I've ended up with about 250 Japanese maples and 50 Trident maples. I was looking for an easier/faster way to put movement into them rather than wiring 300 individual plants. Someone mentioned on...
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    Leafing out. 1st March 2020
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    First re-pot
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    Bought from Herons Bonsai. January 2020
  11. Shirikatsu

    Airlayering Arakawa main trunk to remove grafted rootstock?

    Apologies if this question has been asked before. I can only find questions about vanilla air layering Arakawa Maples. I've found a few sources of Arakawa pre-bonsai that have established root bases but there's a very clear line between the non-Arakawa root stock and the graft point where the...
  12. Fishtank307

    A. palmatum 'shishigashira'

    Hi everyone! I just came back from a tree nursery with this rather large Acer palmatum shishigashira. They had a lot of japanese maples for 'garden use' in stock and I remembered this cultivar being used for bonsai. It was on sale, so I didn't really hesitate. The base and cultivar was what...
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    New Lions Head

    I found this Lions Head at a local nursery that looked great for bonsai. Seemed to be cared for very well and it's about 2 feet tall. As it stands I dont feel like there is much to do to shape this one besides transferring it to a small pot. Any other ideas for this???
  14. King James 111

    Help me save this Mable

    I was given this Mable in the middle of our summer about a mouth ago in hot weather guy was moving house ect he planted it my garden for dig a hold ect as Iam disable It was nice and green and has turn brown in about week with the heatwave we been getting in Scotland I been watering it...
  15. Clicio

    Acer Kaede roots galore!

    Hi, talking about air layering roots and colanders, this little trident maple has grown a lot fhis season (never mind the apex sacrifice branch), and the roots are coming ou of the botton of the pot. Well, I've been following some threads saying "roots die immediately when they are exposed to...
  16. music~maker

    Acer Palmatum - Looking for feedback/ideas

    Hey everyone, I just defoliated one of my maples and decided it's time to ask for a little input. This started out as a trunk chop experiment from pre-bonsai stock that I got back in 2009/2010. I've learned a ton from the process and would definitely do a number of things differently if I were...
  17. ConorDash

    A health timeline? Or I’m silly?

    Hi, Been a while since I posted much here, busy with life, but the trees are simply growing and increasing in health and vigor, I hope. I have seen good signs from my maple, and the pics below show a few branches of it. What it seems like, and I could be wrong but it seems like the branch is...
  18. Saddler

    Maple Root Stock Acting Weird

    My Father in law bought this lace leave Acer two years ago. This year the root stock pushed out new growth. Looked like a regular palmatum this spring. Then the leaves all turned upside down with leaf bottoms (now top) all pink. Can anyone help me understand what is going on? The root stock...
  19. ConorDash

    Acer P leaves

    Hey look, I made another leaf thread about my maple! Bloody thing... Apparently it is just never happy! Anyways, what do people think of this.. Leaves seemed more hardened off now, not as pale. It's being fertilised with miracle grow liquid fert, with some seaweed extract, once a week. It...
  20. Saddler

    RoR Acer P. on Nephrite

    When I moved into my townhouse almost two years ago, a maple had been growing from seed in an overgrown pot in the backyard with roots that went almost straight down. I was gutting the yard and nothing was going to be left back there so it either had to die or get repotted. I have a few pieces...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. jordystokes

    Something black on the branches of my Acer palmatum viridis dissectum

    Didn't have time to take a picture this morning. Sorry. I will describe the best I can and add pictures later. Tree: Acer palmatum - viridis dissectum. Not a bonsai yet, in a large pot. Has leaf burn from the summer. Leaves are starting to turn to their fall color. As I can tell it is...
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