japanese maple bonsai

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    Japanese maple tips turning dark

    Hi Im new to maples (and pretty new to bonsai in general), and recently bought this Japanese maple. I live in Denmark, so its still fairly cold outside, about 5-10 Celcius. Recently I've noticed that the tips of some of the upper leaves have begun turning dark. However they are not turning...
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    Nishiki Gawa vs Arakawa Japanese Maple?

    Hey guys, I was looking to add a rough bark Japanese Maple to my collection, and was wondering if anyone has both the Nishiki Gawa and Arakawa cultivars to compare. Which one is easier to propagate from cuttings? How does the vigor and formation of bark compare between the two? Which one has...
  3. Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple

    This tree is under the care of @Owen Reich and is one of my favorite trees to think about when I envision a Japanese maple. Photo by @callisto_visuals
  4. 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...
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    Newbie could use some help with new tree

    Hello, everyone. I just joined and and wanted to ask the community a few quick questions: I got this maple yesterday, it's planted in regular dirt (I think) with some kind of spongy black rocks (almost like perlite) with an orange coating, on top of the dirt. It is 7 years old, according to the...
  6. K

    Murasaki Kiyohime new arrival

    This is my new Murasaki Kiyohime I just received in the mail, top quality. Any suggestions would be great. Its a little to late in the season (tree being leafed out, still freezing temperatures at night in Michigan) for work but is it ok to slip pot it and let it grow?
  7. J

    New Acer Palmatum "Butterfly"

    Hi guys, I hope you are all doing well. Let me introduce you my little acer palmatum. I bought it last summer, did the major prunes in the fall and repotted it couple of weeks ago. Obviously, we have a long journey ahead of us but I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it and ideas on what to...
  8. Sir_Nixon

    Japanese Maples - options and advice for coming spring work

    Hello All, I would love some advice/comments from everyone with my new maples that I have recently acquired from a nursery ($40 each!). Both maples were just hand dug from field growing for the last 4-5 years and was planning my next steps for this coming spring. I plan on practicing air...
  9. S

    Baby Japanese Maple

    Hello, I am new to Bonsai and have been doing a ton of research and have gathered my materials and have even shaped a couple of small beginner trees. My question is about my Japanese maple I was gifted. I need help getting the trunk to thicken and establishing a strong nebari. I got over zealous...
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    Bonsai Maple tree main and most of the trunks turned black (anyone could help please)

    Hi guys, Hope you all well. I have given 30 years old maple bonsai tree, 3 weeks ago. And already have blackened trunks but not as bad as this. 3 weeks ago still have new small trunks and small leaves to start growing. Last week i have repotting the tree, cutting a lot of roots, with hope i...
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