japaneese maple

  1. L

    Lorax7 Autumn Moon #1 progression

    Japanese maple ‘Autumn Moon’ air layer harvested about a month ago. Showing some signs of life with new growth. This one struggled for a while after separation from the host tree. Not sure how it will fare over the winter. Hopefully, it will have a chance to recover some energy before the leaves...
  2. L

    Lorax7 Japanese Maple ‘Orange Dream’ #1 progression

    Nursery stock purchased this spring and repotted in Boon mix in a mesh bottom tray. My plan right now is to start taking air layers from it next year and eventually end up with a shorter tree in the process.
  3. L

    Lorax7 Japanese Maple ‘Fireglow’ #2 progression

    This is a Japanese Maple ‘Fireglow’ air layer harvested about a month ago.
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    Lorax7 Shishigashira #2 progression

    Japanese Maple ’Shishigashira’ bought from the nursery in spring 2021, repotted it and took an air layer from it. Here it is in fall 2021. Spray paint can for size reference.
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    Lorax7 Japanese Maple #1 progression

    This one is plain Japanese Maple, not a cultivar. First picture is from early summer 2018. I’d already repotted it out of its original nursery can by this point. Here’s a picture of it in summer 2020 healing after the first trunk chop: Fall 2021 Cleaned up a couple leftover dead bits...
  6. L

    Lorax7 Shishigashira #1 progression

    Bought the parent tree this spring. Repotted it and started this air layer at about the same time. Harvested this air layer about a month ago and potted in a mesh bottom tray. Here it is in fall 2021:
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    Lorax7 Japanese Maple dissectum #1 progression

    I think this one is a Crimson Queen JM, but I’d have to look around the garage to find the original tag to confirm. Here it is after it’s first repotting (2017): I hadn’t yet figured out at that point that you really need to cut off any branches occurring below the graft. Summer 2018: Fall...
  8. L

    Lorax7 Katsura #1 progression

    Air layer started in spring 2021 and harvested in the fall:
  9. L

    Lorax7 Arakawa #1 progression

    Air layer started this spring and harvested about a month ago:
  10. L

    Lorax7 Sango Kaku #2 progression

    Sango Kaku JM air layer (2021): The parent tree is Sango Kaku #1. I started the air layer in spring, shortly after it pushed the new leaves. Girdled the branch with a grafting knife, scraped the cambium layer off, and wrapped with moist sphagnum moss. Harvested the layer about a month ago and...
  11. L

    Lorax7 Bihou #1 progression

    Repotted into wooden box to grow, spring 2021. Here it is in fall, before and after doing some bending to put a bit of movement in the trunk. Broke one branch in the process, so I planted bits from that as cuttings. Haven’t had great luck with cuttings, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Note for...
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    Lorax7 Sango Kaku #1 progression

    I’m bad about remembering to take pictures before I start working on a tree and this is no exception. Fall 2019, after I’d repotted it into bonsai soil in this large planter with the intention of growing it out and thickening up the trunk a bit while I take air layers off the top: I’ve since...
  13. WSJIII

    New Japanese Maple potting Question

    Hi All. First, I’d like to take a moment to say how appreciative I am to be a part of the bonsa community. Although new to it I’ve learned SO much from reading this forum and loved every minute of it. This is my first post so thanks in advance for any/all responses. Since I’m new to bonsai, I...
  14. cornfed

    JM leaves look unhealthy. What have I done?

  15. cozmicat

    Any idea what’s wrong?

    Hey everyone, little background on this maple. Hey traded for an Alberta spruce in late April of 2021. I didn’t think anything of the maple at the time as I still had some maples that were waking up. Now that we are in the very last few days of spring in the PNW. I believe there is something...
  16. Apex37

    When to Trunk Chop?

    So I have a little cork bark JM that I picked up from Brent at Evergreen Gardenworks. I'm thinking it's going to need a trunk chop due to how far up the first branching starts. I'm not sure air-layering will provide much and not even sure I can do successfully with it being this young. I've read...
  17. Apex37

    Acer Palmatum 'Ibo Nishiki' - Cork Bark Maple #1

    This was my first purchase from Brent at Evergreen Gardenworks and I can't say I'm disappointed! Trees came in super healthy and honestly bigger than I thought. I could use some advice or care tips from here. This is tree #1. This guy has nice movement and then it's pretty straight till about...
  18. A

    Japanese maple- overwatering/underwatering question

    Hello! New to bonsai, maples, trees, and plants in general here! I’ve already tried to drown my tree by not taking out the attached saucer dish (didnt know that was a thing!) initially so any advice is welcome! Tree facts: I’ve had this Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum...
  19. Kodama

    Sango Kaku Thoughts?

    Hello Bonsai Nuts! I'm new here and have been reading about the art of Bonsai for years but with very little practice. The extra time at home has re-inspired me to try again and take it a little more seriously this time. Very cool forum here with alot to sift through but would be interested in...
  20. Wilko

    Japanese Maple help for beginner

    Hello everyone I'm relatively new to bonsai and have a few Japanese maples I've been growing in pots a couple of years. Here is one of them I think its a 'Katsura' but could be wrong. So I'm after some suggestions on what to do. At the moment I'm planning on waiting till the buds start...
  21. j evans

    Help ID JM

    I have this different looking JM. Can anyone help me id it, let me know about it and is it worth keeping? Thanks for the help.
  22. Acer palmatum

    Acer palmatum

    Spooky Maple
  23. E

    Japanese Maples in Australia

    To whom this may concern, I was wondering on how it is possible to grow Japanese Maples in places like Brisbane, Australia, where the temperature never really drops down low enough to induce the natural, required dormancy period that Japanese Maples need to survive. Yet, I have found a couple...
  24. mwar15

    Japanese Maple Air Layer Help

    I air layered this Japanese Maple and cut it off the mother tree in April. It was 1 out of the 3 I tried on the Mother tree. It is on a single trunk I just buried it lower to keep it from moving and disrupting the soil. My Question is what to do as far as the next step? My thought is to...
  25. 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...
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