arakawa

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    Opinions on styling new cork bark maple

    Hi everyone! Hope all is well. I have purchased a cork bark maple and I’m looking to hear peoples opinions on styling it as the more options to visualise/choose from the better Attached are the pics I have from the seller and I will take more Sunday when I pick it up paying £120 Trunk is...
  2. L

    Lorax7 Arakawa #1 progression

    Air layer started this spring and harvested about a month ago:
  3. Bonsai Noodles

    Why do trunks cork/roughen up quicker in pots than in the ground? How to speed up the process?

    I hear that trees in the ground take awhile before rough bark is visible. Is it because of relative proportions? I imagine the speed at which trunks thicken might outpace the pace which the cork/rough bark forms. In theory, if you wanted to speed this process of rough bark formation in the pot...
  4. BarkLeafTrees

    Collected Arakawa Maple Seeds

    Hello everyone, I collected these Maple seeds from my Arakawa along with some dropped leaves in late October and just sprinkled them over the surface of one of my garden pots. I’ve got a lot of freshly sprouting seedlings, I have two questions about this. 1. How and when would be best to...
  5. BonsaiNaga13

    How to sow Arakawa maple seeds from 2019?

    Last year I ordered some fresh arakawa seeds from Sheffields, stored them in the fridge until i was ready to plant them, and had some seeds sprout on warm days during the winter. Only 3 from that batch survived(squirrel attacks mostly)and one already is displaying rough bark. 3 of the ones that...
  6. Bonsai Noodles

    Is this rookie mistake going to cost me an Arakawa/Koto Hime?

    Hey, all! I humbly come to thee seeking advice on how to salvage this situation I've single-handedly put myself in. After catching the Arakawa-itch, I bought some nursery stock from Bill V the Great. He also had his "trademark" Koto Hime, so I couldn't resist. But I miscalculated since the two...
  7. BarkLeafTrees

    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...
  8. ndl17

    Ground Layer Arakawa?

    Hello! This is my first post on this website, as I am new to bonsai since Fall 2019! I've read a couple books and watched a ton of YouTube videos. I could use some advice with a nursery Arakawa. I thought for sure I would have to air layer it [and never having air layered before, I was nervous...
  9. thumblessprimate1

    Small Nishikigawa

    I've started training this maple about 3 years ago. It was a grafted cultivar. First season I ground layered it. The second season of having it, I put it on a board. No nails to spread out roots, just screwed to a board and left to grow. Third season, I skipped work. Just too busy with things...
  10. 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...
  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...
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