Japanese Maple Kokedama


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Acer palmatum

One of 21 maple species native to Japan, Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) boasts the most airy and delicate aesthetic of all. This "common" Japanese Maples have not only an uncommon grace and beauty, but they are also more rugged, faster growing, and more drought-resistant than other, named forms. The leaves of Japanese Maple are 2 – 4 inches long with 5 – 9 deeply cut fine-toothed lobes and are the source of the Japanese common name for the species, "Kaede" (meaning "frog paws").

As the Chinese proverb goes, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." This small tree seedling is seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast and will start to leaf out upon arrival. With an average life span of 100 years, the Japanese Maple stays fairly small (usually around 25 feet tall) and provides year-round interest. Young spring growth is glowing red; summer's leaves are soft green; fall foliage is scarlet, orange, or yellow; and slender, leafless branches in greens and reds provide winter appeal. You can enjoy nurturing it and transferring to sequentially larger pots before transferring to the garden. 

Full Sun / Partial Shade / Cold Hardiness to -15º

Kokedamas are an ancient form of Japanese Bonsai that dates to around 1600 AD. These living planters are made with natural moss, soil, twine, and a plant. They have a sunny disposition and are low maintenance. 

Kokedama plants come with a terra cotta Studio Planter Tray, Greenwash

They also pair well with our Wrought Iron Planter Stand in Small, Jikoku Wood Base,   and the Tall Goblet Terra Cotta Planter shown here, both sold separately. 

Please note that the plants you receive may be smaller and less mature than the ones photographed. They will be eager for growth in their new home!

*Note: These will be shipped directly to you from our grower within 7-10 days; any other Bloomist purchases will be shipped separately.
All orders will be shipped via UPS or USPS generally on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and only in the Continental US (except for Hawaii). 
Not available for shipping to California.
Live plants are shipped on a weather-permitting basis. If the forecast calls for cold temperatures along the shipping route, we'll hold your plant for the minimum number of days required to ship it safely. 
Temperature swings in shipping can sometimes cause a temporary shock to a plant causing one or two leaves to yellow. This does not impact the health of the plant. Simply remove the leaves and care for the plant as directed.
Live plants cannot be returned or exchanged. Contact us immediately if any issues with your order. 

Prefers medium-to-low direct sunlight.
Grows well in 65F - 75F temperatures.
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Material: Plant, wrapped in moss, with a terra cotta tray

Dimensions: approx. 12" - 14"H

comes with: Greenwash Tray 81406722 
All Kokedamas are non-returnable / non-refundable/ unless it arrives damaged.


Japanese Maple Kokedama
Japanese Maple Kokedama
Japanese Maple Kokedama
Japanese Maple Kokedama
Japanese Maple Kokedama
Japanese Maple Kokedama
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Jerome S.
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The Japanese maple kokedama is absolutely beautiful. I was worried that considering the heat wave in the south it would arrive dried out. It arrived in perfect condition.