J.Maples :Oshu Shidare, Tana, Kashima Yatsubusa ; do you grow?
We grow about 55 j maples here at the 'retum and we are considering adding these 3 because we were so taken by them when we visited Acer Gardens in Deep River Ct. last week.(inventory 75+ j. acers) They were all good sized, potted, heeled in, and growing in a z. 5b full sun field, so we don't know if that accounts for the diff between their description in other sources, and reality in a semi shaded environment.
Oshu shidare we saw were all brick red, NOT maroon , w/ bright green bark.They boldly stood out from all the many other reds they had.
Does Tana's red tipping fade w/ july?
This rare yatsu had lovely flushed red new foliage; is that normal for it?(vertrees doesn't mention that)
thanks so very much for your help.