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Japanese Maple in training pic

Posted by nevik1977 none (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 17:29

I have a Japanese maple i would to train for Bonsai.
I need to get it into the ground and leave for a few years.

Any recommendations on doing this and when.
Should I trim it down while I'm at it?

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RE: Japanese Maple in training pic

I would leave it till late winter/early spring. Just as the very first leaves breaks through the bud. That is the time at which you may work on the roots of the plant too. Make sure you spread the roots out nice and evenly, perhaps place a tile under them so they grow strong lateral roots, which will become your nebari for the bonsai.

Leave the reast of the plant as is, and let it grow strong first. Please have a look at how to grow trunks

Here is a link that might be useful: how to grow trunks for bonsai

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