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 13" 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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First I want to say this tree is very nice, and shipping was amazingly fast. Tree came in a nice pot so it has room to grow, and came with moss on top of the soil (which I was wanting to do anyway). Only bad thing, is that the leader lower branch was broken, and sitting at the bottom of the box underneath the tree packaging stuck to the Styrofoam. A wider box probably would have been better, as when I set the branch back up to the tree, it was a little wide. Overall I am happy with the tree, and can't wait until the buds start coming back to life!
Ccauton Dec 13th 2021
Amazing specimen- Trident Maple
The tree came defoliated and well packaged. Plenty of healthy branches to choose from for when it’s ready to be styled. I was pleased to see how healthy the tree was being in a defoliated state.
Bryan VelosoNov 21st 2021
The Trident Maple exceeded my expectations as usual with Brussel’s. I’ve only order one tree from a different nursery and it was a terrible experience. Out of the many I’ve purchased from Brussel’s, including this one, each and every time the process and tree was flawless. But this maple was was extraordinary!
Brad RiesenbergerNov 7th 2021
When I unboxed the tree I was extraordinarily and pleasantly surprised. It's a love shaped tree, very healthy, gorgeous. I expected it to be of good quality, for Ive bought a half-dozen trees from Brussel's and they've all been terrific, but this maple is exceptional. Thank you!
Chayce McCarthyNov 6th 2021
This tree was beyond my expectations. Arrived full, still mostly green with a few red leaves in there and healthy as it could be. just stunning honestly. Would give more stars if I could.
Austin WhiteOct 26th 2021
Honestly probably deserves 5 stars
Although considered on the website as “one of a kind” they do sell others. Not a huge deal, but it knocks a star. However, the tree is doing fantastic, and for a bit I was almost positive it was the one from the picture! Been receiving trees from Brussels the last couple years, so far if anything happened to my tree, it was of my own doing. All in all, probably my favorite bonsai I currently own and I own several specimen bonsai. Nothing too crazy, but still $300+. the Trident Maple I received is absolutely beautiful, and the size was what I was hoping considering price. 4/5⭐️