Japanese Maples for Bonsai
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4 Year Old Rhode Island Red- Pre= Bonsai #617
This Acer palmatum Rhode Island Red Japanese maple is ideal for Bonsai since the grafting scars are minimal and very low. This Rhode Island Red has a beautiful branch structure and is naturally a dwarf variety, both of which make it ideal for bonsai. An added wonderful feature of the Rhode Island Red is the contrasting green bark with the vibrant crimson leaves. Beautiful fall color. This maple is a 3-4 yrs old, and a 1 gallon plant. Rhode Island Red is a dwarf that if planted out in the landscape will reach about 4-5′. 3-4 yr old Rhode Island Red- Pre-Bonsai #617
Acer Species: Cultivars
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Acer macrophyllum Tubbs Fire
Acer macrophyllum Tubbs Fire is a wonderful variegated Big Leaf Maple tree that has striking yellow and white splashes of color on its' large Macrophyllum leaves. The leaf variegation is bold in color with a distinct division of color. A bonus feature is that new bark often has pink and white striations! The Tubbs Fire Big Leaf maple has leaves the same size as the native, is fairly fast growing and will grow to an approximate height of 25' in 10 years (similar to the the native, but perhaps slightly slower due to the variegation). The Tubbs Fire maple is hardy and can tolerate a decent amount of sun and heat, though not quite as heat tolerant as the native - the yellow portions of the leaf can burn in intense sun climates. The original plant specimen was found growing in the wild, in the burned area of the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma county, CA in 2019 by Lucas Dexter. Lucas who has a keen eye for finding new varieties of plants in the wild, discovered the plant growing as a sport basal sprout from where a Big Leaf maple tree was lost growing in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. The only other known variegate found through online searches list 'Santiam' as a cultivar with variegation - though not very similar to Tubbs Fire.
Available late Spring
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
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Kaleidoscope is a new Japanese maple introduction by Mendocino Maples Nursery. Kaleioscope was found in 2007 growing as a variegated sport on a Seigen. New medium sized leaves emerge in the spring bright orangish red – not unlike Shindeshojo. They stay bright orange-red for several weeks and then will develop into a green leaf with speckles of red, orange, pink and white variegation. Not all leaves on Kaleidoscope show the variegation but many do. Some leaves are sickle-shape like found on Asahi Zuru or Oridono Nishiki. Many leaves have heavy variegation while some lack it entirely Kaleidoscope has Fall Color that is pleasing pastel yellow, oranges and reds. Small growing tree to about 6’ Grows hardy and seems to prefer morning sun and afternoon shade in hot climates. The Kaleidoscope mother plant is over 10 yrs. old and is only 5’ H by about 5’W. I suspect it will grow slightly larger than this over time but it will not be a large tree.