Friday, June 12, 2015

Japanese maple #18

Seven weeks after the foliage appeared the tree was cut drastically on the upper part. The lowest branches were left as they are to strenghten them.


Just a Nola Gurl said...

Greetings! I am a beginner bonsai enthusiast and this will soon be my starter tree. I have done a bit of research on this tree. What I wanted to know was you first hand experience with it. Was it a difficult tree to upkeep at first? I understand that they do get bigger and will require a bit of work, with pruning and such, but I'm asking about the first year or so. Would you say this is a hard tree to keep small? I'd love to hear back, thanks!

Walter Pall said...

This is a good species to start with, but it is a bit touchy concerning watering and light. I would put it in half-shade and water every day. Keeping small is easy. Just cut back whatever grew in a couple of months, like a hedge.