Trident Maples rank as perennial favorites! Beautiful during every season; they produce vibrant green foliage in the spring and turn a bright orange in the fall. Their quick growth and attractive leaves make them among the most popular deciduous bonsai. 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.
• Orders over $50 will be charged 20% of the product total
• Order under $50 will be charged a flat fee of $12.00
• Deliveries to West Coast addresses (West of Rocky Mountains) will arrive in 4-6 business days (see map below)
• Orders sent to the rest of the country will arrive in 1-4 business days (see map below)
Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.
I received the Trident Maple in excellent healthy condition along with a generic instruction booklet on care for outdoor Bonsai trees.
irvin gershowitzApr 24th 2019
received in excellent packing.healthy plant with lots of growth features.
david struckoApr 5th 2019
Expert packaging. Product exactly as advertised.
Jacquelyne L BlackFeb 18th 2019
Better Than Expected
I bought this tree as a gift for my bonsai enthusiast fiance. He has been raving about the Trident Maples for years. We saw a few in nurseries in person, but they were about ~8 y/o and nearly $300. We couldn't justify spending that due to their poor foliage, nebari, etc. I picked the youngest tree so he could style it the way he wanted. He was extremely thrilled with the tree and it is wonderfully healthy. The packing was suburb and not a branch was broken. The soil was still moist. Thank you for taking the time to pack this tree the right way and sending us a fantastically perfect tree. 10/10, would order again in the near future (much to my fiance's delight).
WilNov 9th 2018
Great packing, beautiful tree, great service. Thank you
JamesAug 21st 2018
The value far exceeds the price
Wow, this bonsai was delivered and I honestly thought they sent me the wrong one on account of how great it was. I would have felt completely comfortable entering it in a show. I bought a japanese maple shortly before this from another website and it didn't even compare. I still think they might have sent me the more expensive one :)
GeorgeJul 31st 2018
I was pleasantly surprised
Package arrived timely and I have to say... The packing was SUPERB!!!! Not one Leaf or Branch broken or bent. It took me a while to clear out all of the Styrofoam peanuts.
The plant looks very healthy. The leaves are tiny and it has lots of new colored leaves. The trunk is straight and looks beautiful. Looks like they started it broom style, but I went formal upright. You cannot ask for more for the price. Will Definitely Shop here again!!!
Marcus W CoferJul 19th 2018
Tree was better than expected
Very full nice small leaves looked like it had to be pruned to fit in shipping box (it was carefully packed)but was still very full. ... this one is styled like a broom but you could probably go with an upright style if you wanted . ...trunk is small but bigger than I expected it to be honestly. ..over all a surprisingly good purchase for the money I'm very pleased
Grace DoddMay 22nd 2018
I love it, it is real beautiful, nice and full.
Lee R.Apr 27th 2018
Another great Bonsai from Brussels. Bought the Trident Maple this time to go with my collection. No issues with shipping or the plant. Ready for number 4 !