The Acer palmatum is better known as the Japanese maple. The Japanese maple is very suitable for bonsai. The species is suitable for all sizes of bonsai. It is an easy variety that grows well. There are hundreds of varieties of the Japanese maple with all kinds of different shapes and properties. In autumn, the bright colors of the species are very impressive.
The Japanese maple is not a difficult tree to care for. It is important that the tree is always sufficiently moist. It is especially important during hot summer days that the tree gets enough water.