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.
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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 ordered this tree on a Saturday afternoon and it was delivered Wednesday morning which I was very pleased about. Though advertised as 8 to12 inches, the tree I received is easily 16 inches above the pot. It was packaged extremely well and arrived full of leaves with no damage. It is easy to see that this tree has been very well cared for by the staff at Brussels.I will definitely be ordering from them in the future. 2 thumbs up !
Barbara WienerMar 25th 2020
Great tree...better than expected! Would definitely recommend this seller.
James PetersSep 12th 2019
This was my first time ordering from Brussel's Bonsai and I was extremely impressed when I received this bonsai. My bonsai looked like it had been recently repotted and the root ball had also been anchored into the pot with wire, I have never seen this before in an online bonsai retailer before. (Way more than what I was expecting for the price!)
Justin ASep 10th 2019
Great customer service, great shipping time, packaging, and great trees! I’ve ordered 3 now and all were great! Make sure you acclimate them first and water them. Well worth it!
Don BattsSep 6th 2019
Arrived quickly, well packaged, intact, moist. No shipping shock. No leaf loss. New leaves coming. Just starting to turn color. Very good first experience. There will be more orders.
PabloAug 8th 2019
Toured the greenhouses in olive branch. I bought 3 trident maples. Great facility and service. I have also ordered dawn redwood forest online. Delivery was great and plants were and still healthy
Rachael Jun 23rd 2019
The tree is very healthy and was expertly packaged, it arrived in perfect shape, despite the heat. Will need a lot of work. More of a pre-bonsai.
Lynn BJun 5th 2019
Trident Maple Tree
I love my tree! It was exactly as pictured, and the price was great. I hope to have many years of enjoyment with it. Thank you.
Lance M.Jun 3rd 2019
Great tree for the price and it has done well so far!
Bob CohenMay 15th 2019
I received the Trident Maple in excellent healthy condition along with a generic instruction booklet on care for outdoor Bonsai trees.