Acer palmatum seedlings from a Mikawa yatsubusa parent are grown for bonsai enthusiats who do not want a visible graft. These are seedlings and should never be called a Mikawa yatsubusa which is a cultivar. A cultivar is a maple that is propated from a mother tree by either rooted cutting or grafting. Seedlings are primarily used as root stock during the grafting process. Acer palmatum Mikawa yatsubusa is one of the most outstanding dwarf Japanese Maples. Seedlings that resemble the parent are desirable. For this reason these seedlings are collected. Then they are grown for years to ensure they retain the same traits as the parent.
Acer palmatum seedlings from a Mikawa parent can handle full sun to partial shade and easily adapt to a bonsai container. They are relatively easy to grow – even a beginning bonsai enthusiast could not go wrong with this choice. However, maples grown in bonsai containers need additional protection from cold temperatures. Therefore, bonsai containers should not be be left outside unprotected in zones where winter temps go below freezing. The seedlings being offered are between 4 and 6 years old.
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The initial photo shows an Acer palmatum seedling from a Mikawa yatsubusa parent in a 2 gallon container.