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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After receiving a bum trident BB quickly shipped me another tree. The tree arrived in great shape. Thank you Brussels Bonsai for the quick turnaround and making good on your products.
BryanJun 6th 2022
Hoping for better this time
Bought a trident from BB it arrived dead as a doornail. BB shipping me another one will follow up this review upon arrival. I feel positive about it though. I think they'll make good.
DougMay 29th 2022
The tree I received was actually nicer than the picture in the ad. The packaging was great with zero leaf damage.
DaveMay 8th 2022
I wish I would have found your site earlier. Great plant, fast service. No worries about the tree getting to you in good shape. Whomever does the packaging, is fantastic. I will be ordering again.
BrianMay 6th 2022
I was blown away by the speed in which my new Trident Maple was shipped to me, carefully and securely packaged. It was also a happy and healthy tree. It seems to have adjusted really well to my cold, dry climate. I will definitely trust Brussels Bonsai with my future tree purchases. Thank you!
paulaApr 22nd 2022
VERY GOOD!! BEST OF THE BEST
Kirk Ayers Apr 15th 2022
The tree is beautiful, expertly packed and shipped with lightning speed. I couldn’t be any happier!
Scott Harris Mar 17th 2022
Arrived just as pictured very good shape condition
Larry East, CFPJun 13th 2021
Beautiful little tree, need pot variety
Brussels does a great job with shipping, packing your plants without a leaf out of place. however, I wish they would allow you to choose the color of your pot, or at least send it with the part to color in the picture. The last three plants I’ve received were in a white pot and I’d like a little variety for decor. otherwise, they produce a super quality bonsai at a great price. They also wire the trees in and Cover drainage holes with mesh. Some other online bonsai stores do not do that. They just stick the tree in a pot and send it to you.
StevenJun 11th 2021
So far, so good!! I have ontly had it a week. It looks great!!