Acer buergerianum ab 2-18

€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: 20 years old
+ Foliage colours: bronze, green, red, orange, yellow; sheds its leaves in winter
Waist 45 cm
Height Entre 40 et 80 cm
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Trident maple, or Burger maple in bonsai

The bark is very decorative and peels off in patches, revealing light orange areas. Burger maple is extremely vigorous, especially when grown in the ground, and you can get towering trunks with beautiful nebari quickly this way.

Did you know? It owes its name to the shape of its three-lobed leaves. It is a very robust tree that can grow up to 10 meters tall when grown in the ground.

If you're looking for a bonsai maple that's easy to grow and gives an interesting result quickly, then Burger Maple is for you!

Good to know : the burger maple loses its leaves in winter.

Growing tips.

Location : Outdoors all year round, the Burger maple appreciates a semi-shaded location, especially during periods of high heat. In spring and autumn, it will need sun during the day to promote its branching and develop beautiful colours.

Only in summer, we advise you to give it an eastern exposure, with sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon, it is a tree that does not appreciate the scorching summer sun.

In winter, maple needs and will tolerate the cold, especially keep it outside !  As a precaution, you can protect the roots (the pot) when temperatures are below zero, especially during heavy frosts, by using a winter fleece, glass wool, etc.

Watering : For good health, the Maple Burger needs a substrate that is always moist. However, water your tree regularly while allowing the root ball to dry out slightly between waterings to avoid excess water. Indeed, underwatering or overwatering is not necessarily advantageous for the good health of your bonsai.

So take the time to manage it well.

Important : Do not hesitate to water the entire root ball up to the roots, materially, the water will drain through the holes present under the pot or bathe the tree in water (drenching) for a few minutes, to be sure to water well up to the roots.

We do not recommend putting a cup or container underneath your pot as the water will stagnate and can cause root rot. (Too much water = asphyxiation).

In spring/summer, watering should be done regularly. In hot weather, it's every day ! On the other hand, in winter, water according to the soil monitoring you do. Thanks to the rain and cold, you won't necessarily need to water regularly since the substrate will remain moist.

Substrate and repotting : Maple trees are understory species that thrive in cool soils. So avoid planting it in a substrate that drains too much or pottery that is too fine. Repot in the spring, every two years, as soon as the buds start to swell.

In the nursery, we use potting soil, its composition : black peat, blond peat, eco-aged, topsoil, horse manure, pozzolana

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

Pruning : During the winter, when the leaves have fallen, you can do a structural pruning and remove unnecessary branches. During the growing season, shorten the twigs to one pair of leaves with a good pair of scissors.

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

Be careful, don't give fertilizer too early because you will encourage long shoots with large internodes. Ideally, wait until the first shoot is complete, prune and then start giving fertilizer.


More information: 

All our bonsai are unique. That's why they're referenced by numbers. These do not indicate the age of the tree. If you would like to know more about it, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to let you know its approximate age. 

We ship bonsai throughout France and neighbouring countries that are part of the EU. 

We take care to pack each bonsai in custom-made wooden crates or reinforced cartons . The tree is well protected and tied to prevent any risk of breakage.

Depending on the size and weight of your bonsai, shipping is carried out by specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (+30kg).

Our priority is that the delivery of your bonsai goes smoothly. For this reason, shipments are rarely made on weekends and never during heat waves, to prevent your bonsai from transacting for too long. We also regularly check and verify the tracking of your packages. 

Do not hesitate to consult our delivery page to learn more about our methods. 


The + of our bonsai nursery

The bonsai tree you see in the picture is really the one you are going to receive. To find out the dimension, refer to the scale on the side. Each product is unique and we take care to take photos that give you the most accurate preview possible of what you will receive.

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

We have more than 1000 bonsai for sale at the nursery and tens of thousands under cultivation and work. This site is only a meagre representation of our production, but it is impossible for us to put all our stock online. So if you're passing by, don't hesitate to visit us!

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Do not hesitate to contact Valentine on 06 05 40 49 96.