The Field Maple
Published: 12/25/2007 (mm/dd/yyyy)
This tree is native in most parts of Europe. Old trees have round crowns on a short trunks if they live freely. It blossoms in May, but the flowers are small. It has small leaves, only about 3 to 5 cm with five blunts which grow in opposite pairs. The leaves open in May too. Just a little before or as the flowers blossom. In fall they get yellow or orange colour. Older trees trunk get cracked. y on a short trunk if they live free.
Outdoor (all bonsai trees except indoor specimens)
Light: It likes bright positions or half shade.
Temperature and exposure
The lowest limit of temperature is as it's in Europe during Winter. Maybe the lowest extreme is about -20°C. But it's roots have to be covered with some isolation materials or they have to be burrowed in the ground very well.
Pruning and forming
In Spring you should cut the thin twigs as much as you can. There will be new outgrowth and they will need space. In other vegetation time you should only cut the ends of the outgrowths.
Soil and replanting
The Field Maple bonsai prefers soil made from 3 parts of gardening soil, 2 parts of crushed lava and one part of robust sand. 2/3 of the soil soil has to be changed every two years.
Watering and fertilization
If the tree is outside, it doesn't need watering. Only if it is dry, you should water it. Actially, it outlasts the dry time in Summer quite good. The fertilization should be done from May to August with organic fertilizer. But in the end of August it needs a potassium fertilizer with small amount of potassium.
The Field Maple reproduces by seeds.
The best styling method is the fan style or the upright style. But the Field Maple is suitable for all the styles.
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