Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Japanese Maple #11

Japanese maple. Acer palmatum. Was on Kokufu Ten 75 (or 74 or 76). At least this is what I am told. So it is an important tree.If someone has the Kokufu Ten books, please try to find it, make a good scan and send it to me: bonsai(at>)walter-pall.de Anyway, somehow it found it's way into my garden. Walter, Boris and WP repotted it today. We cleaned the huge nebari, cleared old loam like akadama, painted it with biotreecleaner and planted the tree into a nice pot by Peter Krebs. The huge nebari looks almost grotesque in a very small pot. So a large ample pot is better for this sort of tree in my opinion. Next year the challenge will be to get the foliage evenly small and bring out the structure of the crown. In late summer next year it should be ready for exhibit.
I am happy with this acquisition which will become part of my collection, of course.

9 comments:

Don McCarthy said...

Amazing nebari.

Anonymous said...

Would be nice to see a photo without leaves on next months! ;)
Great tree.

Francesco said...

I totally agree with you that many maples coming from Japan sit in extremely small pots: the new one looks well proportioned to the tree.

Great acquisition!

Anonymous said...

well what to say...how amazingly beautiful a bonsai can get? :-) whatever you do with it in the future, it is allready a gem :) nice to get an overall view of it with the repotting pictures you show

Anonymous said...

Amazing, must be in pot for decades! But could you please explain why you repot it now in september?
Thank you for sharing your art,
Konstantin

Walter Pall said...

Konstantin,

because this is a pretty good time if you give it good winter protection.

WP

Anonymous said...

I check the kokufu catalogue number 76 et 75. It seems that the momiji is not in these books.
;)

Walter Pall said...

Thank you, maybe it was 74?
WP

Turo! said...

wow :O great maple...

"...next year it should be ready for exhibit" if a see it in a exhibit now i would be impressed, beatiful tree.