japanese maple

  1. 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...
  2. 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
  6. 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...
  7. ags79

    First go at bonsai - soil/pot prep

    Hi all, this is my first year at doing bonsai and have been doing some research. Since there is a lot of different info out there I figured I should share my plan with some experienced people and get feedback before I repot all these plants. I bought several varieties of plants for my...
  8. BugsBonsai

    Order in Fall, Keep Inside Until Summer?

    So I am looking to order a couple of Japanese maples this week, and am wondering about the best way to approach receiving them in the late fall from a different climate. Should I keep them with my tropicals for this year’s winter, or should I try to get them outside and cross my fingers that the...
  9. sixemkay

    Can you ID this Acer Palmatum?

    I purchased this tree earlier this summer from a woman on Craigslist. She couldn't remember which type of Japanese Maple it was. What do you think it is? Thanks in advance :) Attached are pictures of: newly opened leaves; whole tree; mature leaf
  10. M

    New to Bonsai, new tree

    Hello all! I've done a little research on Bonsai and recently went to a nursery and picked up a maple for $20. The lady who sold it to me just said it was a maple, I think we had a language barrier. I cut it down a bit but was looking for some advice on next steps for this tree. Should I...
  11. 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...
  12. DamianTrimboli

    JM Air Layer - Wrong?

    I'm in the south emisphere - Buenos Aires exactly. I've done an air layer in a JM on December 29th. Now i'm noticing that the newest leaves are turning brown, but the hardened off ones are still ok. Has the air layer gone bad? Is there anything i can do to save it? is it normal? I've done air...
  13. kevinlovett86

    Zone 10 Japanese Maple

    I’ve got 10 of these right outside my dorm. I never really bothered with them but now I’m getting curious whether I could pull it off. Now, I figured it might be too hot but then I remembered that if you pot a tree it jumps down 2 zones. I can clearly see that the trees that get some afternoon...
  14. shakotan710

    Coral Bark Maple

    Hello everyone! This maple was won at my local Sacramento bonsai club raffle earlier this year and this was its first styling since it's been in my possession. A fellow member of my local club, Roger Steel, was kind enough to host a workshop and allow me to work on this tree. This tree was...
  15. N

    Gifted a Japanese Maple - Need fall/winter advice

    Hello. After spending a few weeks talking and learning about bonsai, I was gifted my first, a Japanese maple, yesterday from my very well-meaning girlfriend. It came with a book (101 Essential Tips) and I’ve been watching youtube videos on watering and specifically on not over watering. I’m...
  16. S

    Brown tips on Japanese maple leaves

    Hi Everyone. Am looking for help with a small Japanese maple I bought at a local bonsai store here in Canada. It's potted in Akadama and seems very young; it's probably 8-9 inches tall. The problem: When it sprouts new leaves, their tips turn brown. I've been keeping it indoors near a...
  17. C

    Defoliating Japanese Maple

    From the posts I’ve read on here I’m a little confused and there seem to be conflicting thoughts on whether or not defoliating helps to thicken a trunk faster. What I currently have is an Acer Palmatum still in he nursery pot. I bought it this year and wanted to wait (at least) until next...
  18. SilverioSan

    Another day, Another Maple

    Hello guys, I have been done a bit of search around, have read as many posts as possible and watched millions pictures and YouTube videos and yet I am here asking your professional opinion on this. This is my Japanese Maple and I would like to start to give some shape, distribute some energy...
  19. T

    Air Layering Crimson Queen?

    Hi, I’m Dane, This is my first post here, so tell me if I’m doing something wrong. Anyway, I recently got a grafted Japanese Maple ‘Crimson Queen’ from my local garden center, and I have a couple questions about it. First off I live in Zone 10 (a or b, I don’t know), Glendale, LA County, in...
  20. E

    Japanese Maple Leaf Recs

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for an outdoor Japanese Maple tree in Zone 10. I live in south Florida and the summers can get pretty humid/hot and out sunlight is notorious. I am looking to add a Maple to my collection but unsure what will be best and can stand the South...
  21. M

    Japanese Maple Pre-bonsai Training Advice

    Purchased this Japanese Maple as a pre-bonsai from a last spring. Last week did a few clippings off some branches that had long internodes from last season. Wondering what the community thought about any additional work that needed to be done before it really starts budding out more. I'm...
  22. Rodrigo

    Shade Mesh?

    I have a couple of Japanese Maples that I'll need to protect from the harsh Texas summer heat (I only get afternoon sun at the moment). The only shade mesh I've found in stores was at Lowe's but it's way too much for what I need (price and quantity) and it also blocks about 75% of light, which I...
  23. Vlad Cruceanu

    Japanese Maple Bloodgood Mature Tree

    Hi everybody, Love BonsaiNut and all the information that can be found here. I'm a beginner looking to get into the bonsai world. At this point, I have a couple of Tamarind seedlings started from 0, a Ficus Microcarpa that I have received as a gift and a Ficus Benjamina Kinky, a small one that...
  24. J

    Layering above graft - Senkaki

    Hi there! I just bought this awesome Japanese maple senkaki (or so the tag reads). It has an awesome shape with good growth on the lower part of the tree. I want to layer the trunk above the graft to produce nebari. And at the same time, removing the not so good looking graft. I've looked at...
  25. moo

    graftless vs grafted

    hello experts & all, i'm very new to bonsai, and i'm currently reading and absorbing as much info as humanly possible. one of the big issues I have come across and trying to figure out, is why you wouldn't air-layer nursery stock to get rid of the graft at the base of the trunk. does it weaken...
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