Japanese Red 'Deshojo' Maple Specimen 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).
$148.84 (Inc. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
$135.00 (Ex. Los Angeles County, CA Sales Tax)
Fixed Shipping Cost:
Current Stock:

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Out of Stock

Due to its high popularity, House of Bonsai will work on acquiring more of this imported species from overseas to restock in the future.


Special Notes about Japanese Red Maples:
All of our Japanese Red Maples have been grafted for a more robust tree altogether. We use a Japanese Green Maple rootstock to encourage the overall Maple bonsai tree to be more disease resistant and have a longer lifespan. If you receive one and you notice green leaves close to the base of the trunk, please remove them to redirect the tree’s growth hormones to flow to the top of the tree. This will stimulate the tree to produce more of the red leaves that you desire within several weeks during the spring and summer months.


Species: Acer palmatum 'Shin deshojo'
Estimated Age: About 12- 16 Years
Height: About 13 - 16 Inches
Trunk Size: About 1 - 1.25 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.

'Shin Deshojo' or just 'Deshojo' for short is probably the "Undesputed King" of all Japanese Red Maples for use in bonsai! It's our most highly requested variety whenever we're contacted by a customer looking for a large maple bonsai. This species of maple is famous for its rich "firetruck red" colored leaves that grow in the spring. It fades to a light green with bronze-orange edges. During the warm months, it will grow lots of new shoots after trimming. It has a very strong growth pattern but miraculously stays a compact dwarf size overall. This ability helps it develop great branches quickly for ramification. For the fall months, it demands everyone's attention again by transitioning into a bright orange red before dropping its leaves. 

'Deshojo' 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 $135.00 + USPS Priority Mail Shipping & Handling $45.00 = $180.00 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 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.