THE’japanese maple is a recognizable tree that owes its appearance to its hand-like leaves and the intense color they take in autumn or spring. Its Latin name is Acer palmatum and it is due exactly to the bizarre shape of its leaves. Palma means palm of a hand. These palms form a rich, flamboyant, ruby-colored crown that can be seen from afar.
Japanese maple likes moist, but not flooded soil, and tolerates moderate cold without a problem. When it is very hot the sun can be a problem and it is best to plant it in a semi-sunny spot. The creation of bonsais with thejapanese maple is quite possible. There are about 300 species of this tree with different leaf colors, branch shapes and sizes..
THE’japanese maple is a highly regarded species in the Japanese garden and is an important decorative element which, according to legends, brings happiness and success to those who pass under it. For the interior you can create a truly magnificent Japanese decoration if you decide to elevate thejapanese maple in bonsai. Each plant is unique and you will not be able to grow two maples that are the same, which makes the beauty of this remarkable tree even rarer. And when the color of its foliage ignites you will not be able to take your eyes off it!
A Japanese maple in its natural environment
Japanese maple, foliage in wine color
Japanese maple in a zen garden
Japanese maple with purple foliage
The following bonsais are fantastic. This tree is probably unlike any other!