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Maple - Field (Acer Campestre)

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

Small, native European Maple, with coarse twigs and typical maple foliage which turns buttercup yellow in autumn.

STYLE : Upright tree suitable for most styles except literati.

WARNING : Prefers dappled shade. Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hottest summer sun. Susceptible to aphids and scale insect.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 2 years while young, and less frequently when older, in early spring just prior to bud burst.

SOIL : Ideally Akadama or 40:60 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Late winter for main branches. Trim new shoots to one or two pairs of leaves in spring.

PINCH : Remove large leaves mid-summer to reduce leaf size.

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

FEED : Balanced feed every two weeks during spring/summer. Low nitrogen in autumn to prevent weakening in leaf colour.

WARNING : Prefers dappled shade. Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hottest summer sun. Susceptible to aphids and scale insect.


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