Dwarf Japanese Green Maple 'Sharp's Pygmy' Pre-Bonsai Tree - 1 Gallon

oregon USA
We reserve the right to delay on shipping any live plants for several days in attempt to decrease major shipping shock it may face if exposed to extreme weather conditions during delivery by third party carrier (ex: USPS, FedEx, UPS).
$71.66 (Inc. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
$65.00 (Ex. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
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Please note that all of these initial photos were taken as they appeared when they were unloaded from the freight truck in early November 2022 from Iseli Nursery in Oregon. For deciduous trees such as Maples, they were already starting their leaf color changes where they are transitioning to drop them to go into dormancy for the winter. When the new replacement leaves appear next spring, we will take new photos to better show each species great beauty!


Please be aware that the actual tree that you receive during the winter time may have no leaves during its dormancy period! A bare tree look is to be expected when placing orders at this time!


Species: Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy'
Estimated Age: About 9-10 Years
Trunk Size: About 0.50 - 0.75 Inch
Lighting: Mostly Sun to Partial Shade
Type: Deciduous
Difficulty: Medium


Japanese Maples are a traditional favorite for bonsai lovers all over the world. With their dynamic visual differences every season, it's always something new to look at with Maples. Especially their famous colorful transitions as they shed their soft foliage during the fall months. They do that to get ready to go dormant for the winter since all Maples are deciduous trees.

'Sharp's Pygmy' is an amazing choice for those that want a compact little leaf Maple bonsai! It's one of the smallest Acer palmatum cultivars found. This makes for an outstanding choice for use as bonsai because it naturally likes to grow into a bonsai-like appearance! Not much pruning or wire training to achieve the look! Jimmy Sharp first noticed it as a chance seedling in the early 1980s and propagated it at his nursery in Oregon. 

The small five-lobed leaves have narrow "finger-like" lobes where they are very deeply divided for a showy appearance. The edges have a coarse broad teeth with a dark red color. The leaf lobe tips tend to curve down for a nice overall foliage texture. The short, slender leaf stalks and shoots are green. The green leaves turns into a deep orange to scarlet red in the fall, as seen in our November 2022 example photos of when we first brought them into our nursery from Iseli Nursery in Oregon.

Adopt a gentle hand when pruning after all of its foliage has fully developed during the warm summer months due to its very slow growth pattern. It can a very long time develop good ramification. But this is great for those that wish to maintain a small sized Maple bonsai. This pre-bonsai can easily be trained into an informal upright bonsai style. Please note that all pre-bonsai trees will come in a plastic nursery growing pot.



Price: Product $65.00 + 1 Gallon (High Height) Pot Bonsai Tree Shipping & Handling $35.00 = $100.00 Total



For Deciduous Trees: Please note that during the mid to late fall months, deciduous trees will lose all of their leaves/foliage to go into dormancy for winter. They will have barren branches and will be extra sensitive to shipping stress during mid-fall and all of winter. If we try to ship them during this dormancy time, it is considered extremely high risk. We reserve the right to refuse to take orders for these trees during their dormancy period from around October to February.



House of Bonsai reserves the right to delay on shipping any live plant order by several days to a few weeks; in order to attempt to decrease the high risk of major shipping related stress that may shock the plants during extreme weather conditions (too hot or cold). If we are purposely delaying your order because of this, we will notify you via email. Before you submit an order, please be mindful of your local weather and time of year. If there is major damage (ex: plant is dead or many branches are broken), please contact your third party shipping carrier (ex: USPS, FedEx, UPS) to submit an insurance claim with them as we are not able to assist with that matter. The fault is with the third party shipping carrier for such damage since it happened out of our hands. We are not responsible for any damages after the order leaves our facility since they were out of our control. If the bonsai tree is still alive but weakened due to shock (leaves are yellow-brownish or leaves have fallen off) then we are happy to assist in proving post-delivery plant shock care instructions via email to revive the plant. Please notify us by email of the issue within 48 hours upon receiving the order in hand. Please email us at houseofbonsai@gmail.com with your Order # and the keywords "Shock After Delivery" in the title so we can assist ASAP. For further details, please read our full "Shipping, Return & Cancellation Policy" under Our Policies in our top menu. Caution Before Purchasing Any Pre-Bonsai and/or Bonsai Trees: Please understand that the actual tree that you receive may be different than the example images provided. This is due to a wide range of factors such as: time of year, seasonal variations, differences in trimming & styling on individuals, natural changes during growth over time, etc. Our staff members ARE NOT ABLE to always provide recent photos of any bonsai & pre-bonsai trees for you to pick from due to our limited staff size; even when a written and/or phone request is submitted. House of Bonsai is a high production-oriented bonsai specialty nursery so we don't have the means to constantly pull ourselves away from production to take more photos of our ever-changing pre-bonsai & bonsai trees. This policy ensures that we're able to maintain a huge selection of different species, shapes, and sizes at reasonable prices for the public.