Acer palmatum is the classic Japanese maple for bonsai cultivation. Completely frost hardy, vigorous and very tough. The delightful and delicate leaves can create the most breathtaking display of colour in autumn. Keep the tree well watered in summer and fertilize regularly throughout the growing season. Protect from strong winds when in leaf. Best autumn colour is achieved if the tree is kept in full sun.
Repot every 2-3 years using Kaizen Bonsai No2 Bonsai Soil Mix.
This tree is the cultivar 'Shishi-gashira'. A variety that is not on everyone's radar, it's extremely rare. The variety has dense stout deeply cut leaves that are borne on very short stems and can almost resemble a conifer at a quick glance in summer. In good years for autumn colour 'Shishi-gashira' turns vibrant orange. As simple to cultivate as any maple but very slow growing. In 25 years of keeping bonsai we have only had a few small examples of this variety. We can virtually guarantee you will not find another 'Shishi-gashira' of this size and quality anywhere.
This large maple can be planted in a Japanese garden, shaped into a cloud pruned tree or even air layered into multiple parts for bonsai training.
59" tall above it's pot. 41" wide overall.
Planted in a large plastic nursery pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and crated U.K delivery* £495.00
*Price includes delivery to MOST U.K mainland addresses (except Highlands and Islands). City centres and remote places may cost a little more. We will contact you before shipping IF this is the case.
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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