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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Field Maple (Acer Campestre)


Field Maple (Acer Campestre)

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Field Maple (Acer Campestre) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Small maple variety native to Europe with fresh green, three lobed leaves in spring changing to bright yellow in autumn.

STYLE : Upright tree suitable for most styles except literati and are good for shohin sized specimens.

WARNING : Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hottest summer sun. Also, small specimens require frost protection in winter.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 1-3 years depending on age, in early spring just prior to bud burst.

SOIL L Akadama ideal or 40:60 grit:organic mix.

PRUNE : Trim new shoots to one or two pairs of leaves during the growing season.

PINCH : Defoliate in mid-summer to reduce leaf size.

SOIL : Free draining soil such as Akadama.

WATER : Daily throughout growing season but infrequently during winter months.

FEED : Balanced feed every two weeks during spring/summer.

WARNING : Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hottest summer sun. Also, small specimens require frost protection in winter.


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