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. Container color and shape varies
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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Trees were in excellent shape and beautifully potted in a square glazed pot! Tree sizes were much larger than I expected (trunk sizes) and that is definitely NOT a complaint! Wonderful foliage on all the trees and they are healthy as can be. Shipping was fast and packaging was outstanding. A lot or time and effort went in to its shipping preparation. Pot was double wrapped in foam and trees and soil were wrapped in stretch wrap to secure all. An 11 on a 1 to 10 scale!!! Only wish I have is that they could possibly use popcorn instead of foam peanuts to protect the trees. This is not a complaint, but it would be nice to throw it all in the yard and feed the birds instead of the trash! Can't recommend them enough, they are the gold standard, and I even purchased my Trudrnt Maple Grove on sale too!
Terry LevinMar 27th 2023
Trident Maple Grive
Very healthy and leafed out and ready to go, I can’t wait to watch it develop. Great value on this one!!
jeffery pathmannMar 27th 2023
trident Maple Grove
I am a little concerned, the plant came damaged with a broken pot and two of the trees lacked leaves and looked dead. I have always had great success with previous plants received from Brussels and can only hope this plant will gain leaves and health. They did send a replacement pot.
RickFeb 16th 2023
it arrived in great shape ,well packaged ,really nice trees. I cant wait to see them when they fill out in the spring
Vic PJun 3rd 2022
Trident Maple Grove
Tree arrived quickly. Ours was on the shorter size but it has full foliage. I’m sure it will take off after it gets acclimated. Only negative comment I have is, when FedEx delivered it, they left it on its side. I guess they had no idea what they were delivering. It wasn’t on its side long before I came home. My recommendation would be the box being labeled with a “THIS END UP” marking of some kind. Thanks for listening. I love Brussels. I have six so far.
jeanette Apr 14th 2022
Better than expected
Been growing own bonsai over 30 yrs. wanted some more Tridents as my cuttings take forever to grow. Trees varied in size, condition was PERFECT. If I had a complaint I would have liked them spaced out more which would have required a larger pot.
Winnie DunnApr 2nd 2022
The grouping is beautiful with healthy large trees. I am surprised at the depth of the pot, but if that is the reason for their condition, then I won't question that choice. My sister loved it and if it makes her happy, then I am happy.
PerryMar 19th 2022
Two trees were extremely dry and lost a lot of leaves, probably due to the long time the shipper took to deliver it. The trees were recently chopped and didn't look anything like the photo. I hope they will survive.
PerryMar 17th 2022
Trident Maple grove
Just got it. Took extremely long shipping. Two trees were dried out and all recently top chopped. Hopefully they will survive.
Brandon Perkins Mar 8th 2022
It was a gift for my mom!
Trident Maple for my mom. I had purchased this last year, and it was a little bit chopped up. The top was recently decapitated; but nonetheless a strong group of trees. All of them are thriving now, a year later. I am thankful for BB for always supplying quality trees.