The tiny leaves on our 18 inch Japanese Maple make it an elegant choice for an outdoor bonsai, and the naturally compact shape of the dwarf 'Sharp's Pygmy' cultivar creates a stunning, perfectly miniature tree. Trained for 15 years, our maple's finest attributes are its feathery, fine-toothed leaves and small branches that create a beautifully rounded mini-tree silhouette. In the fall, its foliage turns a glorious scarlet-orange.
- 'Sharp's Pygmy' bonsai has been trained for 15 years and measures 25"H x 12"W
- Japanese Maple makes a beautiful outdoor ornamental tree
- High-fired ceramic container measures 18"L x 10"W
- Site with morning or evening sunlight
- Planter size and color may vary
Tips on Watering
Careful watering is key to maintaining healthy bonsai. Never allow your bonsai to completely dry out. Watering instructions may vary slightly depending on the tree or plant species. Please refer to the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific information. Over time you will be able to evaluate each particular bonsai's water requirements and create your own watering schedule to accommodate it. Note whether your bonsai is considered an indoor or outdoor tree and refer below to more specific watering tips for each type.
Best results are achieved by watering with a small watering can or hose attachment with a fine-spray nozzle so that water cascades are softer, avoiding blasts to bonsai and potting soil. To water, thoroughly soak the container's soil until water runs out of the bottom drainage holes. Periodic misting of the tree's foliage is also recommended.
Trimming and Pinching
Bonsai trees benefit from trimming to maintain their miniature size and beautiful form. Pinch and trim new growth back to the farthest safe point, being careful not to remove all new growth. For more in-depth tips about trimming (and training) techniques, an instructional book will provide the best, safest recommendations to keep your bonsai in tip-top shape.