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Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree – Small


BOTANICAL NAME: Acer palmatum

COLOR: Gold, Purple

HIGHT: 2-3 feet



Elevate your bonsai collection with our stunning Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree, standing gracefully at 2-3 feet tall. This exquisite bonsai stands out for its vibrant foliage, transitioning between striking shades of yellow and red depending on the season. The dynamic color changes create a captivating visual display, making this bonsai a focal point in any indoor or outdoor setting.

The History and Cultural Significance of the Japanese Maple Bonsai

Originating from Japan, the Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) has been cultivated for centuries for its beauty and versatility. In traditional Japanese gardens, people value these trees for symbolizing grace and serenity. Bonsai enthusiasts worldwide favor these trees for their ability to be shaped and styled into stunning miniature forms. The rich history and cultural significance of the Japanese Maple add depth and meaning to your bonsai collection.

People cherish the Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree for its elegant branching structure and delicate, finely cut leaves. This tree symbolizes peace, serenity, and natural beauty. Its presence as indoor bonsai or outdoor bonsai not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also brings a touch of traditional Japanese artistry into your space.


Perfect for both novice and experienced bonsai enthusiasts, this tree is relatively easy to care for with the right attention. It thrives in well-drained soil and requires regular watering to maintain its lush foliage. Placement in a location with bright, indirect sunlight ensures optimal growth and vibrant leaf coloration.

In addition to its beauty, the Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree offers a meditative and rewarding experience as you nurture and shape it over time. Whether displayed on a patio, balcony, or as a centerpiece in your living room, this bonsai tree adds elegance and tranquility to any environment.

Order your Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree today and immerse yourself in the timeless art of bonsai cultivation. Enjoy the journey of tending to this magnificent tree. Watch as it transforms your space with its ever-changing hues and serene presence. Experience the harmony and beauty that only a Japanese Maple Bonsai can bring.


Light Requirements

Place your Japanese Maple Bonsai in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, especially during the hottest part of the day. Morning sun and afternoon shade work best.


Water your bonsai regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. In hotter weather, you may need to water more frequently. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.


Use a well-draining soil mix specifically designed for bonsai. A mix containing akadama, pumice, and lava rock is ideal. This mix allows for proper aeration and moisture retention.

Temperature and Humidity

Japanese Maple Bonsai trees prefer a temperate climate. They can tolerate temperatures between 20°F to 100°F but thrive in the range of 50°F to 80°F. In winter, protect your bonsai from extreme cold and frost by placing it in a sheltered location or using a cold frame.


Fertilize your bonsai tree during the growing season (spring to early autumn). Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce feeding during late autumn and winter when the tree is dormant.

Pruning and Shaping

Regular pruning is essential to maintain the shape and size of your Japanese Maple Bonsai. Trim back new growth to two or three nodes to encourage branching. Perform major structural pruning in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.


Repot your Japanese Maple Bonsai every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and prune the roots. The best time for repotting is in early spring before the tree starts to leaf out. Choose a pot slightly larger than the root ball to provide room for growth.

Pest and Disease Control

Monitor your bonsai regularly for signs of pests like aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat infestations. Prevent fungal diseases by ensuring good air circulation and avoiding overwatering.

Winter Care

During winter, protect your Japanese Maple Bonsai from extreme cold. You can place it in a cold frame or an unheated garage. Water less frequently, but do not let the soil dry out completely.

General Maintenance

Keep your bonsai clean by removing fallen leaves and debris from the soil surface. Regularly inspect the wiring and remove it before it digs into the bark.

By following these care guidelines, you can ensure that your Japanese Maple Bonsai remains healthy and vibrant, providing beauty and serenity to your space for many years to come.

Shipping & Returns


You can be confident that your tree will arrive at its destination with sufficient moisture and in a secure package. To maintain moisture and prevent any soil spillage during transportation, the bottom of each tree is covered with plastic wrapping. The trees are connected to the pot with wire, placed inside a double-walled box for protection, and secured with custom packing systems to prevent any movement while in transit.


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In case of any shipping or delivery errors such as missing items or damage to your tree or products, please reach out to us at support@primebonsai.com within 5 days of receiving your order. We take pride in our quality and preparation for the shipping process, and we will guide you through our straightforward claim process. Our support team will respond to your request within 1-2 business days and provide a resolution or request additional information.

For all other return requests, please email us at support@primebonsai.com, and we will be happy to replace the product or refund the purchase price on claims made within 30 days of receipt. Our support team will respond to your request within 1-2 business days and provide a resolution or request additional information. Alternatively, you can also reach us by Contact Us page


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