Acer buergerianum ab 3-17

€260.00 TTC
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The Maple Burger is a deciduous bonsai, appreciated for its small size and leaf coloration in spring and fall. Its vigour and rapid growth allow it to obtain large trunks that express power.

+ Location: outdoors all year round
+ Age: 25 years old
+ Foliage colours: bronze, green, red, orange, yellow; sheds its leaves in winter
Waist 53 cm
Height Entre 40 et 80 cm
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Trident maple, or Burger maple in bonsai

The bark is highly decorative, peeling off in patches to reveal light-orange areas. Burger maple is extremely vigorous, especially when grown in the ground, and you can get imposing trunks with magnificent nebari quickly this way.

Did you know? It owes its name to the shape of its three-lobed leaves. It's a very hardy tree, growing up to 10 metres high when grown in the ground.

If you're looking for a bonsai maple maple that's easy to grow and quickly produces interesting results, then the Burger maple is for you!

Worth knowing burger maple loses its leaves in winter.

Growing tips.

Location: Outside all year round, Burger maple appreciates part shade, especially in hot weather. In spring and autumn, it needs daylight to encourage branching and develop beautiful colors.

In summer only, we advise you to give it an eastern exposure, with sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon, as this tree does not appreciate the scorching summer sun.

In winter, the maple needs and will withstand the cold, so keep it outside! As a precaution, you can protect the roots (the pot) when temperatures are negative, especially using, for example, a winter veil or glass wool..

Watering : For good health, the Burger Maple needs a substrate that is always moist. However, water your tree regularly, allowing the root ball to dry out slightly between waterings to avoid over-watering. Indeed, under- or over-watering is not necessarily beneficial to the good health of your bonsai.

So take the time to manage it properly.

Important: Don't hesitate to water the whole root ball right down to the roots. Water will drain out through the holes in the underside of the pot, or soak the tree in water for a few minutes, to make sure you water all the way down to the roots.

We advise against putting a dish or container under your pot, as the water will stagnate and may cause root rot (too much water = asphyxiation).

In spring/summer, water regularly. In hot weather, water every day! In winter, on the other hand, water according to how closely you monitor the soil. Thanks to the rain and cold, you won't necessarily need to water regularly, as the substrate will remain moist.

Substrate and repotting : Maples are understory species that appreciate cool soil. Avoid planting them in a substrate that is too draining, or in pots that are too thin. Re-pot in spring, every two years, as soon as the buds start to swell.

In our nursery, we use potting soil made up of black peat, blond peat, aged eco, topsoil, horse manure and pozzolan

You can adapt your substrate by mixing it with a more draining substrate such as: akadama, pumice ...

Pruning : During winter, when the leaves have fallen, you can prune for structure and remove superfluous branches. During the growing season, shorten twigs to a pair of leaves with a good pair of scissors.

Fertilization: In the nursery, we use blue tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12 12 17. It's a perfect nutrient supplement. Put a handful (small or large, depending on pot size) on the substrate from May to October, every 2 months for good tree growth.

Be careful not to fertilize too early, as you'll encourage long shoots with large internodes. Ideally, wait until the end of the first shoot, prune and then start fertilizing.


More information :

All our bonsai are unique. That's why they are referenced by numbers. These numbers do not indicate the age of the tree. If you'd like to know, please contact us. We'll be happy to tell you its approximate age.

We ship bonsai throughout France and neighbouring EU countries.

We take care to pack each bonsai in custom-made wooden crates or reinforced cardboard boxes. The tree is well protected and secured to avoid any risk of breakage.

Depending on the size and weight of your bonsai, shipment is made by specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (over 30kg).

Our priority is to ensure the smooth delivery of your bonsai. That's why we rarely ship on weekends, and never during heatwaves, to prevent your bonsai from being left in transit for too long. We also regularly monitor and check the tracking of your parcels.

Please visit our delivery page to find out more about our methods.


The advantages of our bonsai nursery

The bonsai you see in the photo is really the one you'll receive. For dimensions, please refer to the scale on the side. Each product is unique, and we take care to take photos that give you as accurate an idea as possible of what you're about to receive.

All our bonsai are produced in our large nursery in the Lot-Et-Garonne region of France. They are therefore perfectly adapted to the French climate, which is not always the case with Japanese imports.

We have over 1,000 bonsai for sale at the nursery and tens of thousands for cultivation and work. This site is only a small representation of our production, but it's impossible for us to put all our stock online. So if you're passing through, don't hesitate to pay us a visit!

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