20" Specimen Dwarf Japanese Maple Bonsai "Kiyo Hime" (8K4)

SKU: 8K4
Shipping: Free Shipping

IMPORTANT Pre-Sale Information: This Tree will ONLY ship in March / April. Updated pictures will be taken and sent to you PRIOR to shipping. If you are not 100% satisfied, we will refund your money. 

This is a rare Specimen Dwarf Japanese Maple "Kiyo Hime". Tree is 20" tall, has 2.5" trunk and is in a 16" Plastic Grow pot. 

With their small attractive leaves, delicate texture and brilliant color, Kiyo-Hime cultivars are very desirable for bonsai. New leaves emerge in reddish shades often with a pink edge, which in summer turn to a rich green. A yellow-orange hue follows in the fall. Stately twiggy structure, well defined root flair and canopy. Prefers dappled shade and protection against strong, drying winds.

Deciduous. Keep outdoors. Japanese Maples are the perfect tree to add contrast and texture to your collection. The soft delicate texture and brilliant colors are the perfect balance for your strong pines and junipers.

Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum "Kiyo Hime"
General Information: This maple is native to China and Japan. Its botanical name comes from its leaves, which have 5 or more deep lobes and vaguely resemble a human hand. It is a popular bonsai subject in Japan. The bark on young branches and trunks is usually green and turns brown or light gray with age. There are many different varieties of A. palmatum, including thread-leaf or lace-leaf varieties and both green and red varieties.

Lighting: Place the tree where it will receive morning or evening sun but will not be in direct sunlight at the height of summer, and do not water in direct sun. The delicate foliage can "burn" if exposed to direct summer sun. Water well in early morning or late afternoon to prevent the soil from drying out. 

A credible dissenting opinion says that maples do not burn because of exposure to the sun per se, but rather due to the presence of dissolved minerals in the water supply. These minerals build up in the leaves, making them more susceptible to browning and curling when exposed to strong sunlight. The traditional opinion has been that the burning effect happens because of water droplets acting like a lens to concentrate the sunlight. Anecdotal evidence can be found to support either point of view.

Important Shipping Guidelines: 

  • We cannot ship to a FPO, APO, P.O. Box or to locations in Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or anywhere internationally.
  • All Bonsai are shipped direct from the nursery and may ship separately from other items purchased via the Bonsai Outlet.
  • Most Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
  • If extreme weather is expected, we may delay shipping your Bonsai tree to guarantee a healthy arrival; in such a case we will contact you. We are shipping living trees and must be conscious of the temperature conditions to the delivery address, as well as, while in transit. That said, we reserve the right to hold the tree(s) to guarantee a healthy delivery. We will Hold Your Tree Until It is Safe to Ship. 

 *** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure. 

NOTE: You are buying this tree now at an incredible price. However, the tree will NOT ship until March Or April. Please contact us for additional questions. 

SHIPPING COST: This will be calculated and charged prior to shipping. It is currently listed as Free Shipping, only so you can checkout to secure the tree. This is a Large Bonsai and shipping will likely exceed $150. You can also pick it it locally free of charge at our nursery in Bellingham, MA. 

20" Specimen Dwarf Japanese Maple Bonsai "Kiyo Hime" (8K4)


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