Acer Palmatum Deshojo Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree Small

£35.00

Acer Palmatum Deshojo Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree Small

Acer Palmatum Deshojo Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree Small

Japanese Maples are a bonsai classic. Japanese Maples are a bonsai classic. Deshojo is well known for the deep red colour of the leaves.

Indifferent to the cold, hardy to minus ten degrees. Provide some shade from strong sun. A sheltered spot of out strong wind is recommended to avoid damage to the delicate foliage. It is wise to be especially careful with them in early spring, when wind and frost can damage the delicate new foliage.

The trees pictured are an example of the one which you will receive.

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General Notes

A deciduous tree which lends itself well to bonsai cultivation. The leaves reduce well in size with time. Most cultivars have fine branches. The tree back-buds well and responds well to pruning. Most plants have woody bark. Can be susceptible to wire damage if the wire is left on for too long. The bright colours of the foliage can suit brightly coloured pots if desired though it also looks great in an unglazed bonsai pot.

The tree can be grown in a range of styles including upright, slanting and cascade.  Good in a twin trunk, triple trunk and group style.

Location

A bright location is useful for developing good autumn colour. The leaves are however very fine and can be easily damaged by strong summer sun. Strong wind will also dry out the delicate leaves of the finer cultivars. During summer we use light shade netting, available from garden centres, to provide dappled shade.

Japanese Maples are quite resistant to cold and can withstand temperatures ast low as minus 10.  We would recommend a cold greenhouse or similar  in the winter if possible.

Watering

Watering will be required most days during the summer. Don’t let the tree fully dry out in cold weather.

Repotting

Repot younger trees every two years in early spring. Mature bonsai should be repotted less frequently, when necessary. Use a general bonsai soil mix.

Feeding

Feed from spring to autumn.

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