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Acer

(Maple) A large diverse genus of deciduous trees occurring around the world. Nearly all are water loving. Most maples are suitable for bonsai. Listed below are the commonly used ones, as well as one or two that are not used traditionaly, but nonetheless have great bonsai potential. For an excellent reference on the genus Acer, see Maples of the World, D M Van Gelderen, Timber Press, ISBN 0-88192-000-2.

Acer buergerianum (Trident Maple, Kaede)S\M\-10\Ls\B Deciduous tree. Grows 20-30 feet tall. Roundish crown of 3 inch wide glossy 3 lobed leaves that are pale beneath. Fall color usually red, varies to orange or yellow. Low spreading growth. Stake and prune to make it branch up high. Used extensively for bonsai, where the leaves reduce nicely and twiggy growth (ramification) is easily achieved. Pictured is Trident maple's fall color. The trident maple is a traditional bonsai species. It is used for forest (group plantings) as well as for specimen plants. Trident maples in general are easier to grow and less fussy than Japanese Maples, A. palmatum. Positively mammoth trunks are possible with this species. Pictured below is an excellent large trunked Trident from the REBS Show. On the other hand, our 2 3/4 inch pot size Tridents with one or two 4 inch size could make an excellent forest of seven to nine trees almost immediately. Advise if you want trees for a forest and Brent can select a group for you. Trident Fall Color

Trident maple roots are unusually susceptible to freeze damage. Containerized plants should not be allowed to fall below 15F, 20F is safer. Newly transplanted young plants and newly rooted cuttings, should not be allowed to fall below 26F. Once the roots are lignified (woody), they become more cold hardy. Additionally, Tridents are very susceptible to spring freezes. Once the sap starts rising and the buds begin to swell, they have lost most of the cold hardiness and you must protect them from temperatures below freezing.

Acer buergerianum

0300 Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple seedlings. Our 2 3/4 inch pots size are two to four years old, relatively straight and are pruned to about 12 to 16 inches tall. They are best for group plantings, but can also be grown out for specimen sizes. Four inch pot size have been pruned down to about 16 inches, are well branched and greater than 1/4 inch caliper. These can make nice #1 trees for group plantings or be grown out to larger sizes. The one gallon size have been grown out and then pruned down to about 12 to 16 inches, and have good branching. They can be immediately trained for shohin or grown out for larger bonsai. Trunk caliper is about 1/2 inch.  
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12 
FOUR INCH $18 
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 

0320 Acer buergerianum'Evergreen's Rough Bark' These are cuttings from a chance seedling of A. buergerianum that has rough bark. We have been watching this plant for many years and the new growth continues to produce a very nice small scaly bark similar to that of Hawthorn except that it is tan rather than gray. New growth will not begin to show scales for about 3 years. This is a very exciting development for bonsai. The size of the scales will be proportional for a small bonsai, all other characteristics will be the same as the species. Pictured is the bark detail, the bright disc is a quarter, shown for size reference.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
FOUR INCH $27
ONE GALLON SIZE $40 
 

Evergreen's Roughbark

0325 Acer buergerianum 'Naruta kaede' This cultivar of A. buergerianum is quite vigorous and grows faster than the species, but its main attraction is its leaves that have rolled edges. This gives the 3 lobed leaves 3 sharp points that are very unusual and distinctive. At first glance it appears the tree needs water, but upon closer inspection the unusual leaf shape is evident. Its vigor will yield large trunks very quickly. Cutting grown plants avoid the nasty looking grafts common with trident maple.  
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
ONE GALLON $35

0360 Acer campestre (Hedge Maple) S\PS\M\-30\Ls\B Deciduous tree. Fast growing when young but seldom over 30 feet. Forms especially dense, compact, rounded head. Leaves are dull green above, turn yellow in fall. Can be used for bonsai where the leaves reduce nicely and a thick tapered trunk can be quickly achieved. This is one of the hardiest, sun tolerant maples, very easy to grow. It will thrive in a wide range of conditions and climates, even semi-tropical areas. It is an excellent beginner plant that grows fast and is very forgiving. Our 2 3/4 inch size plants are relatively straight and pruned down to about 12 to 16 inches tall. Planted in one gallon cans and given optimum growing conditions, they will achieve a one inch caliper in about one year. Four inch pots size are pruned down to about 16 inches and are branched, caliper is about 3/8 inch. One gallon size plants have been grown out and pruned down to about 16 inches tall and have 5/8 inch or larger caliper trunks. They have plenty of good low branching.  
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12 
One Gallon Size $35 Available Sept 2017
Specimen Trees
Acer Campestre


0425 Acer ginnala (Amur Maple) S\M\-40\Ls\B Deciduous shrub or small tree to 20ft. Glossy dark green leaves, red seed pods, yellow flowers, spectacular scarlet fall color. Small ornamental tree. Accepts vigorous top and root pruning making it a natural for bonsai, leaves can be reduced to under 1/2 inch. Although this species probably works best for shohin, it grows relatively fast and may be used for larger bonsai if grown out for a number of years. It responds well to trunk chops. It also begins flowering and fruiting (seeds) at a relatively young age of about five years, so larger bonsai will carry red and yellow flowers, and showy red seed pods.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35  
Acer ginnala Fall Color

Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple, Momiji) S\Ps\M\-0 Deciduous small trees highly valued for landscape, bonsai and rock garden use. Quite cold hardy, but roots must be mulched to prevent soil temperature from falling below 14F (Vertrees). Prefers loose organic well drained soil and even moisture. Foliage can burn in hot dry areas or in dry wind, protect by giving morning sun only. Red foliage forms require bright light to form intense color, give them as much light as possible without burning the leaves. Edge burning of the leaves can be mitigated by early summer feeding of nitrogen (18-6-12) to deepen the chlorophyll, and by watering thoroughly just before the heat of the day. Don't worry about water spots 'burning' holes in the leaves, it's a myth.

Japanese maples are used extensively for bonsai. There are well over 200 cultivars in the trade and many of these are suitable for bonsai, especially the dwarfs and semi dwarfs. We look for species that are especially suitable for bonsai and most of our cultivar offerings will be very rare cutting grown plants. Most cultivars for bonsai are better on their own roots than as grafts due to uneven growth rates between the understock and the scion. In dwarf cultivars this uneven growth rate results in a 'necked down' appearance after a number of years. Cutting grown plants avoid this problem. We find that most cultivars on their own roots are quite vigorous, often exceeding the growth rate of grafted plants in the early years.

For more information on the use of Acer palmatum for bonsai see the article on Japanese Maples. For the most comprehensive text on Acer palmatum see Japanese Maples, by JD Vertrees, Timber Press, ISBN 0-917304-09-8.

The traditional green leaf seedling is used extensively for bonsai. These seedlings are more resistant to wind and high heat than most of the cultivars and can be grown in full sun in containers in all but the hottest and driest areas. Afternoon shade is recommended in hot areas where leaf burn is a problem. These seedlings can perform an incredible amount of leaf and internode reduction when grown under bonsai conditions. They are best grown out in the ground or in increasingly larger containers until the desired trunk caliper is achieved. They can be trunk chopped or airlayered to achieve taper and trunk movement. Our 2 3/4 inch pot size are relatively straight and are pruned down to about 16 inches. They are excellent for group plantings or may be grown out to specimen sizes. Four inch pot size have two to three times the caliper of the smaller seedlings and have been pruned down repeatedly to about 16 inches. These make great #1 and #2 trees in a group or forest planting. A seven to nine group can be created from our 2 3/4 inch and Four inch pot size trees the winter after you purchase them. Ask Brent to pick you a group selection for forest plantings. One gallon size plants, when available, have been grown out and then pruned down to about 12 to 16 inches; caliper is about 1/2 inch or better. The have excellent low branching, and most will have a decent transition into the new apex.

Cutting grown cultivars are available. These avoid the unsightly graft unions usually encountered with cultivars. We try to choose ones that are particularly suited for bonsai.

0501 Acer palmatum (small leaf) (Momiji, seedling Japanese Maple) The traditional green leaf seedling used extensively for bonsai. These seedlings have smaller leaves and much closer internodes than the species.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18 

0508 Acer palmatum 'Ao Kanzashi' This outstanding cultivar is a medium sized green leafed shrubby tree to about eight feet tall at maturity. It is a strong grower but quite delicate looking. The leaves are a lighter green than the species with a whitish margin. The leaves are incised almost to the base. It is a somewhat rare recent introduction and a great choice for bonsai with it's thick trunk and natural buttressing, but thin and delicate branching and leaves. Young plants that are growing vigorously will often revert to the normal broadleaf shape of the species. This is not a problem since this same wood will produce the mature cultivar leaf as soon as growth slows. These are cutting grown plants, not grafted, so there is no distracting graft union. The one gallon plants are about one half inch caliper and about 18 inches tall. Top photo is the trunk of a 25 year old cutting grown tree. Bottom photo is the fall color 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
ONE GALLON SIZE $50
Fall Color Ao Kanzashi Fall Color


0531 Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', This cultivar has broad leaves that are the deepest red of any and keep their color throughout the season given good bright light. Upright to 15 feet if planted out and they are fast vigorous growers far superior to most atropurpureum seedlings. Suitable for larger bonsai, so plan on growing them out to at least 2 inch trunk caliper. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
FOUR INCH POTS $27 

0534 Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace', A popular red dissectum with very finely cut leaves. Grows to a medium size tree slowly, so it could be useful for a small to medium size bonsai. There are only a handful of red dissectums that can be grown from cuttings. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 

0535 Acer palmatum 'Butterfly', Probably the best known variegated cultivar, it has no two leaves alike. The small leaves vary in shape and size and show ribbons of cream on the margins and tips against a greenish blue background. In fall the white portions turn strongly rose purple. Slow growing and suitable for smaller bonsai after sufficient growing out to form at least a one inch caliper trunk. Young plants and heavily pruned plants will revert to solid green larger juvenile leaves. This is a temporary condition and the variegated foliage will return after growth slows again. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18
FOUR INCH POTS $27 

0536 Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' SEEDLINGS, These are grab bag open pollinated seedlings from one of large stock 'Butterfly' trees. You might get anything from broadleaf green to pink and white variegated plants (after a few years). There will be a wide range of variability. One thing for sure is that they will have semi dwarf character with small leaves and small seeds. Most will probably reduce nicely and have close internodes once the roots are constrained. Seedling grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12 

0581 Acer palmatum 'Ibo Nishiki', This is one of the "cork bark" Japanese maple cultivars. It is upright and strong growing with the foliage shape and color of the green species. Leaves are about the same size as the species and good leaf reduction is possible. New stems are a scarlet red. Unlike the other cork bark types, this cultivar does not form irregular large plates or wings, but instead has rough furrowed bark in vertical scales. Corking can begin in three years, but will not form complete mature bark coverage for ten to twenty years. I actually perfer this type bark over the more warty forms. Also, the growth pattern and branching is more like the species than the other cork barks, where branching and ramification can be a problem for bonsai. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
FOUR INCH POTS $27 Sorry, Sold Out

0583 Acer palmatum 'Inabe Shidare'. A very popular red dissectum, leaves more deeply cut than 'Burgungy Lace', and a deeper red color, and a vigorous grower. Can be small to medium size bonsai in a reasonable period of time.  Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. Cutting grown dissectums are almost impossible to find.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $27 

0598 Acer palmatum 'Katsura', A small leafed dwarf cultivar with distinctive and unusual light orange yellow new growth, turning green in summer. Fall color is bright yellow and orange, like a bright burnt umber. Slow growing and suitable for smaller bonsai after sufficient growing out to form at least a one inch caliper trunk. Although a dwarf, growing only to about 5 feet, it does not have the stubby ramification  and leaderless growth of the "hime" cultivars, but is more natural looking. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18
FOUR INCH POTS $27
 


0601 Acer palmatum 'Kiyo Hime', Vigorous green leaf dwarf to about six feet. Small leaves have reddish edge and reduce nicely for smallest bonsai. This is one of the most valuable dwarf forms for bonsai. Unfortunately, only cutting grown plants are suitable for bonsai for any any of these dwarfs because the understock on grafted plants grows much faster than the scion creating an abrupt union.  Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 

 
0639 Acer palmatum 'Mure Hibari', Vigorous green leafed tree of upright habit to 4m. 2 inch leaves are light green and very incised. New leaves have brick red margin  and reduce nicely for smallest bonsai. Fall color is a blend of yellow and crimson. A beautiful but little known cultivar. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
FOUR INCH POTS $27 Sorry, Sold Out
 
0650 Acer palmatum atropurpureum 'Nuresagi', Vigorous purple leafed large tree to 6m. The leaves are a deep purple black and about 9cm. This is a large scale tree, but would make a stunning larger bonsai with a 4 inch plus trunk. Unlike most other atropurpureum cv, this is a strong healthy grower. Fantastic landscape tree if given enough space so it isn't crowded. This has long been one of my favorite red cultivars. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
 
0660 Acer palmatum 'Osaksuki', A medium size tree with large leaves to 9cm. Summer color is good sun resistant medium green. In fall is the real show, displaying a blazing crimson color more spectacular than just about any other Japanese maple. This is a hardy strong growing tree. It makes a fantastic landscape tree of course, but would also make a spectacular large bonsai with a four inch plus trunk. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
 


0665 Acer palmatum 'Pixie',  'Pixie' has been often been described as a dwarf 'Bloodgood'. It has bright red new foliage followed by deep purple mature leaves and crimson autumn color. Leaves are about half the size of 'Bloodgood' and it grows into a low shrub form. It is a good candidate for medium size bonsai. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS  $18 
 


0682 Acer palmatum 'Sazanami', Small one to two inch leaves that are six pointed with narrow lobes and small saw margin serrations. New growth is an interesting light orange red, turning green in summer with center veins of a pale light green or cream color contrasting with the darker green margins. Small leaves and short one inch petioles make a nice leaf shape and size for bonsai. Fall colors are strong gold tones. A strong growing cultivar to  six feet or more. Somewhat rare in cultivation. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
FOUR INCH POTS $27 

0686 Acer palmatum 'Seiryu', A very unusual green dissectum cultivar with strong upright growth instead of the pendulous or cascading form of the other dissectums. The treadlike leaves are light green and are almost irridescent when they emerge in the  srping. The fall color is a spectacular gold with hints of crimson. This is one of the few dissectums that can be grown from cuttings. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
FOUR INCH POTS $27 Sorry, Sold Out


0690 Acer palmatum 'Sherwood Flame', A deep purple broadleaf with deeply incised leaflets that divide all the way to the base. Holds its purple color well through the whole season. Medium size tree with leaves to 7 or 8 cm full size. Cutting grown plants, no graft union.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 

0694 Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo', A very showy green cultivar with fire engine red new growth. This is actually an improved version of 'Deshojo' (a highly sought after, but relatively weak growing tree). Small leaves and very fine branching make it an excellent choice for smaller bonsai after first growing out the trunk. Fall color is a deep solid red. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
 

0745 Acer palmatum 'Whitney Red',  This is an upright compact tree with deep purple red broadleaf foliage. It has orange to crimson fall color. A good candidate for medium size bonsai. Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 
 
   

0749 Acer palmatum 'Yuri Hime', This very dwarf maple is extremely rare. It is very small and shrubby with small leaves set very closely. It grows to about a three foot globe in ten years under ideal conditions. The new growth is a rich green with a deep reddish or maroon margin. It is quite simialr to 'Kiyo Hime' except for its size and leaf color. New stems are reddish. Vertrees in his treatise on Japanese Maples says this maple is "A gem for miniature landscapes when available". Cutting grown plants, no graft unions. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $18 



0806 Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum', This is one of the famous "full moon maples". The new foliage is a brilliant pure yellow with just a hint of green. Summer color is rich green, and fall color is dark yellow tinged ssometimes with red. This is a much sought after cultivar for its spring display.  Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
Sorry, crop failure. Available again in 2018?    

0808 Acer shirasawanum 'Shir Autumn Moon', This is one of the famous "full moon maples" and is very similar to 'Autumn Moon' except that the new growth is deeper orange bronze color. The best foliage color is obtained by growing it in as much direct sunlight as possible without burning the leaves. Full moon maples have larger leaves, thicker twigs, and longer internodes than A. palmatum and are suitable only for larger bonsai. It has been difficult to find any information on this cultivar and it is not described in Vertrees. Very rare.  Cutting grown plants, no graft unions.
FOUR INCH POTS $27 Sorry, Sold Out
 

0810 Acer truncatum (Shantung Maple, Purple Blow Maple) S\M\-30\Ls\B Deciduous small tree. Grows fairly rapidly to 25 feet. Like a small Norway maple with more deeply lobed leaves to 4 inches wide. Expanding leaves are purplish red, summer leaves green, autumn leaves dark purplish red. A good lawn or patio tree. Excellent bonsai subject, leaves reduce easily, responds readily to top and root pruning. The long leaf petioles and lack of ramification make this species more suited for larger bonsai.
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35
Acer truncatum



Buxus (Boxwood) Evergreen shrubby plants used primarily for hedges. There are several dwarf varieties that are superb for bonsai and rock gardens and it is these that we offer. These are all at least three year old cuttings, but they are still only about two inches tall. 'Compacta' (syn 'Kingsville') is the most commonly used bonsai cultivar, but the others listed here are similar and will work equally well. Boxwood is used extensively for miniature plantings or saikei, mame, and for accent plants. Boxwood is also ideally suited for root over rock bonsai. These boxwoods tend to yellow in intense sunlight. If this is a problem, put them in light shade or morning sun only. Winter color is often bright bronze yellow or gold.

All of these cultivars sport (revert) regularly. These should be promptly removed in finished bonsai. However, you can use these fast growing reversions as sacrifice branches to actually speed up trunk caliper. When the desired caliper is achieved, just remove the sacrifice reversion.

1728 Buxus microphylla 'Hohman's Dwarf' See 'Compacta' ('Kingsville' ) below for cultural information. This sport, 'Compacta' and 'Morris Midget' all arose at the same time. 'Compacta' has become the most popular but the other two also have their merits and are not as painfully slow as 'Compacta'. 'Hohman's Dwarf' is a rounded tufted shrub growing to about 8 inches in 10 years. The leaves are about 1/2 inch.
FOUR INCH POTS $18

1730 Buxus microphylla 'Compacta' (KINGSVILLE, Dwarf Boxwood) S\PS\M\ -10\RG\B Evergreen shrub. We have changed the name in our listing. The above is the correct botanical name for the commonly known 'Kingsville' or 'Kingsville Dwarf'. An extremely small dwarf of Boxwood used almost exclusively for bonsai, but also ideally suited for rock gardens. This is the tiniest and slowest growing dwarf boxwood. Shiny small almost round leaves and creamy somewhat rough bark. May take 10 years to reach 6 inches x 8 inches.
FOUR INCH POTS $18

1732 Buxus microphylla 'Morris Midget' See the two cultivars above for more information. This sport has leaves about 1/2 of an inch and will grow to about 10 inches in 10 years. It is a dense mounded shrub. Like the above it is a gem for bonsai and rock gardens. This is best selection for a small leafed bonsai that will have a larger trunk in a reasonable period of time.
FOUR INCH POTS $18

1735 Buxus sempervirens 'Dwarf Variegated Form' We obtained this plant from Siskyou Rare Plant Nursery. It is from the Watnong Garden in New Jersey, and may be 'Elegantissima'. It is a beautifully cream variegated dwarf and is quite vigorous, yet small. Our plant has grown about 10 inches in 4 years, and it may reach 3 feet at great age. Its value for bonsai became apparent one year when the plant was pruned for cutting wood, revealing a striking trunk that was quite short and fat without any pruning whatsoever. It also, of course will make an excellent rock garden plant.
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
Variegated Boxwood

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