Japanese Maples for Bonsai

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Japanese maples make wonderful plants for Bonsai. Maples grow well in containers and they tend to reduce their size in containers very nicely. The maples in this section are chosen for bonsai because they have grafts that are low and/or very clean (ie. very little graft scar). They typically have good low branching. In some cases these maples are grown without grafting (seedlings) so there is no graft scar at all.

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4-5 year palmatums for Bonsai

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4-5 year palmatums for Bonsai
These are 1 gallon Acer palmatum rootstock that have scaring from failed grafts that would be a great start for a bonsai because they have some caliper. Scaring from unsuccessful grafts create a gnarled out bark look that also makes them great for bonsai. Very reasonably priced. May be a misshaped tree - ready for your hand at restructuring.

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Acer palmatum Lima Gold (#210)

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Acer palmatum Lima Gold (#210)
This Acer palmatum Lima Gold Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Lima Gold has small leaves that make it ideal for bonsai. Spring leaves are a bright yellow-green. Summertime foliage is a pleasing green. Fall colors will range from yellow orange to finally red. This maple is a 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Lima Gold is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 3-4′.

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Fireball Japanese maple Pre Bonsai (302)

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Fireball Japanese maple Pre Bonsai (302)
This is a 3-4 yr old Fireball.  Fireball is a great Acer palmatum dwarf! Bright red foliage in the Spring. This ‘witches’ -broom will grow in a compact ball. Brighter and more compact than Shaina. Great for Bonsai. In the landscape, it will grow to about 4-5′ tall by 4′ wide in 8 years.

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Green lace leaf seedlings pre-Bonsai 3-4 yr.
These Japanese maples are green lace leaf seedlings which are ideal for Bonsai since there are no grafting scars. Foliage is variable since they are seedlings but is similar to Seiryu which is the parent plant. These maples have green summer foliage with yellow to orange to red fall color. These maple are 3-4 yrs old with a caliper of about 1/4" or more.

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Japanese Maple bonsai starts

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Japanese Maple bonsai starts
These are Japanese maple seedlings Acer palmatum that are in at least their second year of growth. They are in 4" pots approximately and are about 8 - 12" height. There may be one seedling per pot in or several. Great for training for bonsai or growing out for landscape or container. Price is for 4 plants.

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Lace leaf Bonsai Starts

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Lace leaf Bonsai Starts
These are Lace Leaf Japanese maple seedlings Acer palmatum that are in their second year of growth. They are in 4" pots and sold in groups of 4 plants.  Great for training for bonsai or growing out for landscape or container. $24.95/ for 4

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Pre Bonsai Beni Hime 2-3 yr (#313)

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Pre Bonsai Beni Hime 2-3 yr (#313)
This Beni Hime Acer palmatum Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Beni Hime is a great plant for bonsai because it has very small leaves and is a dwarf maple.  Leaves emerge with a bright red color in the spring. Summertime foliage is pleasing green. This maple is 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Beni Hime is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 4′.

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Pre Bonsai Beni Hime 2-3 yr (#314)

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Pre Bonsai Beni Hime 2-3 yr (#314)
This Beni Hime Acer palmatum Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Beni Hime is a great plant for bonsai because it has very small leaves and is a dwarf maple.  Leaves emerge with a bright red color in the spring. Summertime foliage is pleasing green. This maple is 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Beni Hime is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 4′.

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Pre Bonsai Capercis Dwarf 2-3 Yr. (#015)

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Pre Bonsai Capercis Dwarf 2-3 Yr. (#015)
This Capercis Dwarf Acer palmatum Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. This maple is a 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Capercis Dwarf is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 5'. Very Hardy.

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Pre Bonsai Capercis Dwarf 2-3 Yr. (#021)

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Pre Bonsai Capercis Dwarf 2-3 Yr. (#021)
This Capercis Dwarf Acer palmatum Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. This maple is a 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Capercis Dwarf is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 5'. Very Hardy.

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Pre Bonsai Fjellheim 4-5 Yr. (#299)

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Pre Bonsai Fjellheim 4-5 Yr. (#299)
This Fjellheim Acer palmatum Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Fjellheim has great red bark in the fall and winter.  Summertime foliage is pleasing green. This maple is 4-5 yrs old, 2 gallon plant, has been cut back already and has great caliper. Fjellheim is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 5′. $98.99

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Pre Bonsai Ruby Stars (Beni Hoshi) (#30)

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Pre Bonsai Ruby Stars (Beni Hoshi) (#30)
This Acer palmatum Ruby Stars Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Ruby Stars has medium small leaves that will reduce in size nicely when used for bonsai. Summertime foliage is pleasing brick red. This maple is 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Ruby Stars is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 5-6′

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Pre Bonsai Sharps Pygmy 2-3 yr. (#300)

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Pre Bonsai Sharps Pygmy 2-3 yr. (#300)
This Acer palmatum Sharps Pygmy Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. The Sharps Pygmy has small leaves that make it ideal for bonsai. Summertime foliage is a pleasing green. Fall colors will range from yellow orange to finally red. This maple is a 2-3 yrs old, 1 gallon plant. Sharps pygmy is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 3-4′.

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Red Leaf Japanese Maple bonsai starts

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Red Leaf Japanese Maple bonsai starts
These are Red leaf Japanese maple seedlings Acer palmatum that are in their second year of growth. They are in 4" pots. There may be one in a pot or several. Great for training for bonsai or growing out for landscape or container. $21.99 / Price is for 4.

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