Description of this bonsai
40 years old maple in a bonsai pot. This tree is approx. 73cm high and was imported directly from a japanese bonsai nursery.
The Japanese maple (botanical Acer palmatum, Family maples - Aceraceae) is a kind of maple with red leaves in spring. This is one reason why the Japanese maple is often styled as a bonsai.
Other reasons are: A fine branch is easily accessible, the leaves remain small, decorative leave colour in autuum.
Like all maple species the Acer palmatum also requires a well-drained soil. It should be kept evenly moist without over watering.
If a Japanese maple bonsai is protected from drying out in winter, it tolerates well low temperatures below zero. A semi-shaded to sunny location is suitable.
Acer palmatum bonsai are mostly imported from Japan, Korea or China. As a garden tree, it grows up to about 5m high.
When ordering, you will always get the bonsai displayed on the picture (no. 401-03).