ONLINE Red Maple for Bonsai
Native plant appreciation, regional identification, intensive horticulture, and an expanded vision of bonsai are all illuminated in this program, when the spotlight is focused on red maple — a beautiful tree every nature lover should know. Almost all maples are suitable for bonsai use, yet our abundant, attractive, thoroughly American red maple (Acer rubrum) is only rarely seen in public or private bonsai collections. The exception to that rule, not surprisingly, can be found at The North Carolina Arboretum. Sign on for this fourth installment of “More Than Meets the Eye” to see how Curator Arthur Joura has developed cultivation techniques for producing quality specimens from this challenging species, while simultaneously advancing the “locally grown” flavor of the Arboretum’s bonsai brand.