Japanese maple, Bonsai, 12 years, 24cm
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12 years old Japanese maple in a bonsai pot. This bonsai is approx. 24cm 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. 082-19).
Important note on the size: A bonsai is a tree in a bonsai pot. For this reason the size of the bonsai is in every case the size with the bonsai pot.