Age: appx. 40 years
This is the regular species of Japanese maple, native to Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. There are many different cultivars of Japanese maples, and they are grown around the globe for their attractive form and colors. Due to their delicate leaf display, spectacular fall colors, and impressive branching structure, they provide visual interest year-round. Japanese maples are slow to develop; this tree has been in training for 35-45 years. However, patience is rewarded with mature species showing ideal form and delicate growth habit. These are traditional trees used for bonsai.