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Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)

The Red Maple is a beautiful tree particularly because of its red leaves. And it is a favorite among bonsai growers.

It is a deciduous tree native to eastern and central United States.

Under normal environmental circumstances (not bonsai of course) it is a medium to large trees and can grow to anywhere from 60 to 80 feet in height.

It is easy to care for and durable which makes it a good bonsai for a beginner.



One of the nice things about the Red Maple is that it is a very adaptable tree. It can live in a lot of different conditions from swampy to dry. So, this tendency toward vigorous strength makes it a good choice for a beginner to bonsai. And of course the striking red leaves are quite attractive.

I am growing a Red Maple from seeds and I will bonsai them.

The kit

Here you can see my progress with this kit and these seeds : The Bonsai Trio Kit ( I also have a link there to purchasing the kit if you want to get it)


The seeds

To start these seeds we have to bring them out of their dormancy. We do that by soaking them in water for 24 hours.




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