Japanese Green 'Ojishi' Maple 5 Inch Pot Pre-Bonsai 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).
$31.97 (Inc. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
$29.00 (Ex. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
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Species: Acer palmatum 'Ojishi' or Acer palmaturm 'O jishi'
Estimated Age: About 1 - 2+ Years
Height: About 5 - 8+ Inches
Trunk Size: About 1/8 - 1/4 Inch
Lighting: Mostly Sun to Partial Sun (Some shade is good)
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.

'Ojishi' is also known as "Male Lion's Head" maple. The leaves on this variety are small but heavily crinkled yet in a lighter green color. It's not as tightly crinkled as the 'Meijishi'/'Shishigashira' or "Female Lion's Head" maple. Older leaf growth is still twisted looking but it does flatten out versus its denser new dark green leaf growth in spring. In summer, it maintains a lime green color. During fall it develops its color later than other Maple varieties. But the foliage turns into a yellow before turning into a burnt orange-reddish gold shade before it drops its leaves for winter. The rough gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to its baren branches at the end of the year.

It's a slower growing dwarf Japanese Green Maple. It prefers to stay in a dense clumpy shape with its natural branch development. This is a relatively low maintenance Maple. It should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter to early spring.

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.

Note that all pre-bonsai trees will come in a plastic nursery growing pot.


Price: Product $29.00 + USPS Priority Mail 5 Inch Pot Bonsai Tree Shipping & Handling $14.95 = $43.95 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 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 Policy" under About Us in our top menu.