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The Red Maple as Bonsai

by Jim Lewis


Jim Lewis is a frequent contributor to the Internet Bonsai Club. He lives in Tallahassee and is intimately familiar with native Southern species for use as bonsai, particularly Red Maple and Bald Cypress.

The Species

Acer rubrum is commonly known as the Red Maple, Swamp Maple, or Florida Maple. It is a tree, to 90 feet plus (30 m.), usually smaller.

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