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Beni Mikawa Japanese Maple Bonsai

Beni Mikawa Japanese Maple Bonsai

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The Beni mikawa' variety represents a new addition to the ever-popular 'Mikawa yatsubusa' peach-orange to white variant. This variety of maple has proven exceedingly challenging to propagate.

'Beni mikawa' leaves begin to unfold in the early spring, turning from a peach-orange hue into a vibrant shade of peach. As these hues diminish, 'Beni mikawa' transforms into a beautiful blonde color, which may even be more captivating than its initial appearance in the early spring.

By the end of summer, 'Beni mikawa' possesses a beautiful shade of chartreuse green. Similar to 'Mikawa yatsubusa', 'Beni mikawa' exhibits a consistent layering pattern and is remarkably compact in its growth process.

The Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum), is originally from Japan, China, and Korea. It owes its botanical name to the hand-shaped leaves with five pointed lobes. Palma is Latin for palm, as in the palm of your hand! 

Renowned for their it’s brilliant Autumn colours this beautiful deciduous tree is attractive all year round even in Winter when you can enjoy their dramatic branch structure.

Caring for your Japanese Maple Bonsai

Sun exposure 

Japanese Maples do really well in a sunny and airy locations, however they should be protected from harsh summer sun. The ideal spot for Japanese maples is a part sun part shade location. In summer, Japanese maples love water. Water until water comes out of the drainage holes in the bottom. During the growth season, Spring – Summer, a lot of the shaping can be done with trimming alone. General maintenance pruning is to probably trim back to 1-3 leaves on each new shoot especially in Spring.

Good to know: Leaf pruning is the removal of all leaves during the growing season to encourage a second and often finer flush of growth.


Solid, organic fertilizers contain all the required micronutrients, and they take effect slowly and gently. They are very well-proven, especially for more mature Japanese Maple Bonsai. Avoid fertilizers with a high nitrogen concentration to avoid unnecessarily large leaves and internodes.


27cm from the bottom of the pot

Photo date: 05 Jul 24


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