True Shantung versus Pacific Sunset

danell(7)March 1, 2011

Can anyone tell me the real difference between the true Acer Truncatum and the hybrid Pacific Sunset? I know it is a Norway/Shantung cross but what about their root systems, differing sizes, breakage, nutritional needs and such?

I cannot seem to find the real thing here in Medford, Oregon only the Pacific Sunset. No wait, one place says they have the true Truncatum but until it leafs out I don't know how to tell if it truly is.

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mike423(5 IL)

Nutritional needs are basic and shouldn't really differ between different Maple cultivars. As for their specifics I recommend doing a quick search on Google. I tried to attach some good links for the two but Gardenweb wouldn't allow me to.

-Mike

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 11:10AM
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