Semi-Trained Outdoor Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum' Maple
Item code: AF49
Semi Trained Outdoor Acer Palmatum 'Atropurpureum' Maple
£ 49.00
Lovely deep red Acer Palmatum bonsai tree. Approximately 35-42cm tall and comes in a flower pot. This tree is an outdoor deciduous species.
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This Acer palmatum Maple is part of the  'Atropurpureum' group. It has a lovely deeply lobed, purple foliage throughout the spring and summer. In the autumn, the foliage turns vivid crimson red, creating a wonderful seasonal canvas. Unusually, 'Atropurpureum' will show differences in leaf size and shape  from plant to plant.

Providing vibrant colour for most of the year, 

It does well in a fairly sheltered position avoiding heavy, waterlogged soils. 

Please Note: The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. Please note that measurements given are approximate not exact. Measurements given are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree, the pot colour may also vary from the picture. Due to their nature trees grow and whilst in our care may need pruning, this means the tree that you receive may differ in size to that given in the description. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.

General Care of Outdoor Bonsai
In many ways outdoor Bonsai can be easier to look after, have more scope for creativity and grow faster then indoor species. Here are some general instructions on caring for them.

All Bonsai need sunlight some will thrive given direct sunlight and other will tolerate some shade (check each species for more information).
Protect the tree during prolonged periods of cold weather. Either in a shed, under the canopy of another tree or in an unheated greenhouse.

Watering is the key to keeping the bonsai alive. In dry spells water your bonsai regularly ensuring that soil is damp but not soggy wet

Pruning Shoots 
Prune new growth regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai.
If you don't prune often the tree will lose its shape and become straggly.
Prune when new shoots grow which is normally in Spring and Summer.

Pruning Roots or Re-potting
Re-pot or root prune only when the tree gets pot bound. Usually every two or three years but check the species. Spring (Feb/March) is the best time for repotting a tree. Prune enough roots off to make space for new soil.

Feed once a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer.
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser (always read the label for instructions)

Visit our FAQ page for more advice and check out our YouTube Channel for tutorials and information.
Bonsai Workshops and Classes run by Herons Bonsai
We have been running our bonsai classes and workshops at Herons for over thirty years where they have been the source of inspiration for many bonsai enthusiasts. The sessions are run by one of the Herons team and are held twice a month.
What is a Workshop?
All our workshops are hands on sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You can learn any aspect of bonsai in this class. 

We are fully booked for the rest of 2021 we hope to resume in Spring 2022
Thank you for your interest in our workshops, we are hoping to release some dates for 2022 early next year.

We do have a waiting list that you are welcome to join by emailing letting us know how many places you are looking to book, please accompany this with your contact number, this means we can call if we get a late cancellation.

If you are looking for a 1-2-1 class with Peter Chan he can  normally offer a 2 hour time slot on a Monday or Tuesday morning starting at 11am finishing at 1pm. 

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