Korean Maples in Z3

wayneJuly 26, 2014

Anyone growing Korean Maples with any success in zone 3, I just purchased a couple of them on sale. I had been keeping an eye on them when they came in to the local Home hardware and they came through some late spring frosts pretty well, they are looking a little rough right now. Thanks in advance, Wayne

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ostrich(3a AB)

Wayne, that is an excellent question - I saw them in my local nursery too and they were GORGEOUS! I was very tempted to buy one for the area where I am going to plant the Ohio Buckeye but in the end, the question about the hardiness and its smaller size made me back off.

Just FYI, when I talked with the local nursery lady, she said that she had one in a pot for years now. She had meant to plant it in the ground years ago but she never got round to doing so. She just left it in the pot, and then she put the whole thing in the ground over the past winters. Still, it came back year after year without problems! So that gave me some confidence.

If I had some more space, I probably would consider getting one as the leaves are just totally gorgeous.... yes, that would be my Japanese Maple substitute!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 12:08PM
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glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

Hi, I had one at my old house for about 6 years. It grew slowly but steady. Definitely was a sheltered spot. Mine didn't get as much sun as it should (shaded by house, fences, etc.) but did okay. The reason I removed mine was another issue - chlorosis and yellowing of the leaves that seemed to repeat itself year after year (didn't like my clay soil even though to me it didn't seem that bad). I definitely would recommend and would try again. P.S. I had also bought one for my Mom and her yard. That one was much greener, but only survived two years for whatever reason.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 11:17PM
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wayne

Thanks for the replies, time will tell how they will do, I did read some where that they prefer acidic soils. I have ordered some granular sulfur for some rodo's and azaleas that I had purchased earlier but they look fine so far. The maples look slightly different from one another but the roots were also better on one. I imagine that they are grown from seed being multi-stemmed.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 9:18PM
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