Lighting: Full Sun/Partial Shade During Hot Summer Months
- ≈ 20+ years
- Started 2001
- Acquired August 2022
- 17” Tall
- 28” Across (left to right)
- 32.5” Depth (front to back)
- 7” Trunk (circumference)
- 4” Root Base (left to right)
- Burgundy Red Glazed Clay Pot – Square
- 12” Length
- 12″ Width
- 8” Height
- Last Repotted: February 2023 with Peter Tea Bonsai
Trident Maples thick trunk, lovely colorful leaves and a sturdy disposition, make the this bonsai tree one of the most sought-after bonsai’s by enthusiasts and collectors. This is a rapid-growing tree that is popular in city parks and gardens. It is hardy and can withstand tough conditions like dry soil, air pollution, and heavy pruning.
Trident maple is a small- to the medium-sized, deciduous tree from Asia with a rounded, branching form. The leaves have three forward-facing lobes resembling a trident; triangular, three-lobed leaves (to 3.5” long) are glossy green above and pale green beneath.
This tree tends to grow as a multi-stemmed, low-branching specimen, but it can be pruned to a single stem. The exfoliating bark reveals an orange-brown inner bark, which adds interest. The fall color can be variable, sometimes yellows but usually reds and oranges.
This species has strong root growth, is uncomplicated when repotting and tolerates pruning very well. Trident maple bonsai do not have excessive water requirements. Wintering is also easy. All in all, a good bonsai for beginners.
Available for local pick-up (contact for personal delivery option).