This Matsumurae variety is a deeply lobed green maple perfect as a specimen tree for Bonsai culture. Fine green leaves fan out delicately across green and red, branches. Use this beautiful, small ornamental tree as an accent item or focal point in your landscaping. Japanese Green Maple grows slow making it the perfect bonsai specimen. Grown for its multiple season interest - summer foliage and fall foliage color, twig and bark color. Performs best in partial shade to full sun and in a sheltered site.
Zone 5 to 8 as an outdoor standard – anywhere as a specimen or bonsai plant.
Start seed in standard potting mix or bonsai soil. Grow in fertile well drained, neutral to acidic soil. Place in full sun to part shade. Needs some cold during winters to thrive.
Potted Deck Plant
Seed can germinate within 2 weeks to 2 years
There are over 1000 different varieties of Japanese maple
Native to Japan, Korea and China
Tree shapes can be round to irregular
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
Leaves turn yellow, orange, red or purple in the fall with long lasting color
Flowers are small, red or purple, in May and June
A valuable ornamental feature is the stem and bark color
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of bonsai plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture