japanese maple

  1. kevinlovett86

    Surprise Me Maples

    A month or so ago I bought a few maple seedlings to make a fusion/forest type deal. Now I reckoned i wanna play around and make a mame, or even a shito. I didn’t take a cutting from my tree because I wanna boost growth a bit, so I just bought another since they’re only 6 or 6 RMB (about 1...
  2. 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...
  3. M

    Help and Opinions on styling a Japanese Maple Bloodgood

    Hi everybody, I'm a complete beginner to the art of bonsai and for my first tree I bought a japanese bloodgood maple which I thought had an interesting trunk shape. I wanted to ask for some opinions on styling from those with a more experienced eye than me before doing anything to it. A couple...
  4. prawn

    Please help with my new thriving maple! (I am a total noob)

    Hello everyone! I am a complete bonsai beginner that started during quarantine. I purchased a small Japanese maple tree starter about a month ago and since then it has really grown! I was so surprised and happy. If you can please offer me any advice if I should be doing something at these early...
  5. M

    When to top JM

    Hi, New to the forum and to bonsai in general. I saw this weeping JM at Lowe’s for half price and couldn’t pass it up. I love its structure but am moving to a townhouse soon and will not have sufficient outdoor space so I want to reduce the size of my trees. My question is: When is the best...
  6. H

    Help! Dark area on tree - spreading..

    Hey Folks, I have a Japanese maple here which was repotted from nursery stock about a month ago. I only made one cut, and that was on the top to shorten the tree. Everything was looking great from the repotting up until this last week. At first, just shortly after repotting I noticed 2 very...
  7. BonjourBonsai

    Question on position of air layer, or when you come to a fork in the road, do you take it?

    I'd like to air layer a part of this Acer P. but I'm not sure where. Should I: layer below the Y and make a double trunk, Layer the left or the right and leave the other, or Layer both above the Y There are some leaves below the Y so if I did 1 or 3 the tree should be ok. If I did 2, I could...
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    February 2019. Cutback
  9. M

    My Japanese maple is turning black.

    Hi all! So my maple was sprouting new leaves last week and one day it got too hot and we left it out on our balcony (we live in an apartment), came home and all the new leaves wilted and eventually fell off. I notice there are black spots all over the branches and trunk. I’m not sure if it’s...
  10. ajm55555

    Fungal resistance and age

    I have a question that popped up from my experiences with Japanese maples. I always had young plants and a few fungal issues that probably let to the death of some of them. I was wondering if older plants are more resistant or not? If yes, can you define old in this context? Happy and safe Spring!
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. NorthStar2013

    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...
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