We think Sharp's Pygmy is the best Dwarf Japanese Maple you could grow for bonsai. Along with it's many twigs; this maple has a leaf and great fall color. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection; see Bonsai Care. Ideal with 11" Humidity Tray.
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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I am very pleased with my purchase, it arrived in perfect condition. The care that was taken in the packaging was first class. The tree exceeded my expectations!
BrianOct 24th 2019
Japanese Maple (Sharp's Pygmy)
The tree arrived on time and in great condition. It was much better than I expected and exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be purchasing from Brussel's Bonsai again in the future!
CorinaSep 18th 2019
JAPANESE MAPLE SHARPS PYGMY
My order arrived in time and the tree is beyond my expectation. It is beautiful and looks healthy, the leaves started to turn to red! Great customer service! The pot arrived with two little cracks and they sent me a new pot and a soil bag as a bonus.
CorinaSep 17th 2019
Japanese Maple Sharps Pygmy
My order arrived in time and the tree is beyond my expectation. It is beautiful and looks healthy, the leaves started to turn to red! Great customer service! The pot arrived with two little cracks, I received a new pot and a soil bag as a bonus.
CorinaSep 17th 2019
Japanese Maple Sharps Pygmy
My order arrived in time and the tree is behind my expectation. It is beautiful and looks healthy, the leaves started to turn to red! Great customer service, because the pot arrived with a two little cracks and they sent me a new pot and a soil bag as a bonus. I will purchase again from them!
Brian cAug 26th 2019
Tree in excellent health
This tree came in beyond excellent t health,it looked almost as if it was artificial,but was not..I would highly recommend brussels bonsai!
AmandaJun 29th 2019
Absolutely beautiful tree!! Way bigger and fuller than one pictured. We have bought several bonsai from here and have never been disappointed.
marc byersJun 5th 2019
Sharp's Pigmy Maple
The Tree I received, was Extremely Better than the one Pictured !!!!!
marc byersMay 31st 2019
sharps pygmy maple
Much, Much Nicer Than The Picture !!!
Stephen J Bonner IIIMay 16th 2019
Sharps Pigmy Maple
All my bonsai come from Brussels and they are as if what I recycle was the one I actually would have selected. Size, trunk, and shape arrived and was impressed. Shipping was great and the packaging perfect. Moss at the base was in perfect condition. Well done Brussels!