Japanese Maple with Issues
Brand new to this forum...we'll see how things go. I have a Japanese Maple bonsai, approx. 15 years of age, in a shallow bonsai type container, maybe 12"x8", and it was beautiful when I got it last fall. It's been living on my deck box on the patio all year since then (outdoors completely). It went through it's leaf drop and started to create little (buds?) where I assumed the leaves would one day reappear in the spring. It has since stalled in this position, and doesn't seem to be doing much else. It has gotten water sparingly, and I've kept it on the dry side. Is it dead? Have I killed a once-good tree doing something wrong? Thanks for any help you can provide.