1. Ming dynasty

    Seigen, arakawa, Deshojo Katsura

    Hi y’all I recently got into Bonsai world and dove in head first. I’m looking for someone with exp to guide me on the next few steps to get these tree towards the right direction. i repotted the seigen and arakawa (in wooded box) over a month ago before realizing that’s not the right thing to...
  2. Deshojo


    Latest arrival from British Bonsai my 1st spring with this tree
  3. ajm55555

    How do you prevent fungal infection when root pruning Deshojo&Co?

    I still haven't found a definitive answer to how to prevent fungus from entering a delicate JM cultivar, like the Deshojo, when root pruning. This is an air layer from South Korea/Japan. I had to do a major cut at the base to have a flatter root plain and this is the result. It pushed growth...
  4. T

    Bought my first japanese maple deshojo

    Hello, I just got this little tree for a couple of weeks now and I've been thinking and doing research on it ever since. It's a deshojo Japanese maple, with red leaves and, to a degree, less vigorous than a typical Japanese maple. So the tree has good potential in my opinion, it has lots and...
  5. Clicio

    He didn't know maples would not grow in the tropics, so he went ahead.

    No, I am not talking about trident maples; those are like weeds everywhere. You need to drag them tied to the rear of a a truck to kill them, or so they say. I am trying some different cultivars, like Deshojo and Kotohime. The secret (up to now...) is taking them out of the sun on time, before...
  6. Rivian

    First fully successful airlayer - Deshojo maple

    "Fully" successful because I got ordinary JM to root before but then had fungal issues I recognised too late. The straight JM rooted In about 4 weeks, the roots came out from the upper edge. Deshojo I checked after 2 months, there was some callus but no roots. Didnt cut anything, just reapplied...
  7. ajm55555

    Japanese Maple Deshojo 2019

    I don't have many trees mainly due to space constraints and I consider this Deshojo the last incarnation of my main tree. Yes Deshojos, have many lives, like cats, they die and reincarnate in a new tree. To summarize, I hope to learn from the past. I'll document its progress and ask for your...
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    Deshojo Maple 03.jpg

    Leafing out. 1st March 2020
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    Deshojo Maple 02.jpg

    First re-pot
  10. Deshojo Maple 01.jpg

    Deshojo Maple 01.jpg

    Bought from Herons Bonsai. January 2020
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    Deshojo Maple...roll on spring
  12. ajm55555

    The life and troubles of Deshojo #2

    I finally decided to have one place to tell you the story of the second Deshojo I had in my life. The first one was, as far as I can remember, an innocent victim of the sun about 25 years ago. It's mostly a way to remind me not to repeat the errors I made and spot an issue I already met in time...
  13. ajm55555

    Some leaves dying on my Deshojo

    I'd like to know if anyone has experienced this. This Deshojo was attacked by spider mites this summer so I progressively defoliated it and by the beginning of September it had a new canopy. Now suddenly at the beginning of October some leaves had this strange occurrence: a small part of the...
  14. ajm55555

    My Deshojo got Verticillium

    I never thought I would write a post like this but now I'm pretty sure my loved Deshojo got Verticillium from an unsealed small pruned branch. I didn't think it was so easy for this fungus to enter a susceptible species. All the leaves of this branch, after leafing out fine this spring, suddenly...
  15. ajm55555

    Deshojo JM Care

    This is my absolute favorite species and the first tree I had (and killed :-( ) I read a lot about it but I still haven't understood many things. The most shocking article was Walter Pall's on his world famous tree that got killed probably by Verticillium wilt or another fungus. Does anyone...
  16. ajm55555

    Deshojo or Shindeshojo?

    Hello everyone! I'd like to hear someone's opinion on which variety this bonsai of mine is. Is it a Deshojo or a Shindeshojo? How can you tell the difference? I'm really having a hard time understanding what the characteristics are in terms of appearance and what was improved on the...
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