Japanese Green 'Arakawa' Cork Bark Maple Specimen Tree

House of Bonsai Imported
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).
$220.50 (Inc. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
$200.00 (Ex. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
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Due to its high popularity, House of Bonsai will work on acquiring more of this imported species from overseas to restock in the future.


Species: Acer palmatum 'Arakawa'
Estimated Age: About 15 - 17+ Years
Height: About 18 - 20 Inches
Trunk Size: About 2 - 2.5 Inches
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 hibernate for the winter since all maples are deciduous trees.

This 'Arakawa' maple has small light green foliage during the warmer months that turns into a solid red color for the fall. It has a unique look to it because of its "cork-like" bark hence it's often referred to as the "Cork Bark Maple". It grows thickly and rugged to give it a very rough aged appearance. The trunk flute forms into an interesting shape. It's a moderate grower during the warmer seasons. Please protect it from frost as its sensitive to colder climates.

'Arakawa' is a hardy variety of maple that better tolerates hotter climates more so than your average maple bonsai tree. However, due to its soft thin leaves and small size to be enjoyed as bonsai, please be cautious and provide some shade to avoid any leaf burn throughout the year. When maples are kept small, they are much more sensitive to their environments than their large yard tree counterparts. Although they are more tolerant to urban pollution if kepts within big city limits.


Price: Product $200.00 + USPS Priority Mail Shipping & Handling $75.00 = $275.00 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.


The following pictures are general images of each species. Each tree looks slightly different due to the shape, trimming and season of the year. If you want a particular tree as exactly pictured, please go to our eBay store.

House of Bonsai reserves the right to delay on shipping any live plant order by several days; 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 [email protected] 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 Policy" under About Us in our top menu.