Partial defoliation of a Japanese Maple

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
To allow light to reach the interior of a dense maple, remove 1 leaf from each pair, once they’ve hardened off. Back-budding should result from the added light. Water use will slow down a bit too, so keep an eye on watering. Before: Top half done: Finished: Much more light can get into the tree now. Some light pruning was… Continue reading Partial defoliation of a Japanese Maple