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New maples!!

Postby Schattenfreude » Mar 14, 2013 12:26 pm

Hello folks,

I'm excited to report that I just bought 3 new maples: Seiryu (4' tall in a tiny gallon container, yet nicely branched), Shishigashira (3' tall with a trunk ca. 2" in diameter) and a Fern Leaf maple, Acer japonicum acontifolium (3-4' tall, nice wide spread--- I couldn't fit her into my Mazda, so had to return with my pick-up to take her home!)

I'm on spring break this week and had done so well early on staying away from the garden centers (the cold weather helped a lot). Then it warmed up quite a bit yesterday and there I was, checking out hostas and trees! Lord help me....

I'll be sure to post some pics soon after they start leafing out in a few weeks. I can't wait!

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Re: New maples!!

Postby Tigger » Mar 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Great choices. 'Aconitifolium' is one of the best trees ever. Takes a little more sun than most A. palmatum cultivars, and be sure to site it where you can see its spectacular fall color!

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Re: New maples!!

Postby George Nesfield » Mar 15, 2013 2:24 pm

Hi,
great maples, will look forward to your photo's when they leaf out.
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Re: New maples!!

Postby thy » Apr 09, 2013 7:24 pm

Sounds good, but what to look for when bying a new jap. maple ?

Only small buds on mine, so please pics when yours are leav/fing out... spelling problem here :(
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Re: New maples!!

Postby Schattenfreude » Apr 15, 2013 11:42 pm

Hi all,

I finally took some pics of the new trees! Feast your eyes....

2013 Shishigashira.jpg


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2013 Aconitifolium a.jpg


2013 Katsura 2.jpg


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More to follow soon!

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Re: New maples!!

Postby Schattenfreude » Apr 21, 2013 11:28 pm

After a weekend of some more pleasant temperatures, I was able to take a few more pics. I've already had to drag them into the shed twice and with low temps around freezing yet again Wed. morning, it looks like I'll have to shut them up yet again. The things we do for our little trees!!! Hoping that the trees in the ground come through it OK.

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Re: New maples!!

Postby thy » Apr 27, 2013 8:20 pm

So lovely, thank's for sharing

Still have to wait for mine to sprout :wink:
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Re: New maples!!

Postby thy » Jun 05, 2014 5:41 pm

How are they doing ?
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Re: New maples!!

Postby Queala » May 25, 2016 5:00 pm

Wow. Very nice trees. Can I ask where you get them from?
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