Paper Bark Maple Bonsai Material
The paper bark maple is a native of species found in many Chinese provinces and typically appears at altitudes above1500m, therefore it’s a tough variety that is entirely impervious to anything the UK climate can throw at it. Rare in bonsai cultivation in the UK, probably because it is not readily available in garden centres. Cultivating this species is extremely simple, it can be treated just like our native field maple (Acer campestris). A vigorous tree that grows strongly and can be pruned several times over a typical summer. Regular pruning will increase the density of ramification which in turn reduces the leaf size. If wiring is required this should be done in summer when the branches are at their most flexible and will stay in place very quickly. From a young age the tree will develop it’s characteristic copper coloured flaking bark, it also has spectacular autumn foliage which can include red, orange and pink tones.
Re-pot every 2-4 years using our No2 Bonsai Soil mix. Do not be tempted to put this acer in too small a pot as this will dramatically retard it’s growth. Feed heavily throughout the growing period using Green Dream Original Bonsai Fertilizer.
A nice field grown paper bark maple with a good nebari. Early days but a great little example of this super rare species.
27" tall above it's bonsai pot. 24" wide overall. 3" diameter nebari.
Planted in a plastic bonsai 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 U.K delivery* £75.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
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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