Looking for a JM that can handle FL heat and sun

jerry22m(z9FL)May 26, 2009

Red Emperor has been suggested do you agree or is there a better choice. Jerry

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Try shantung maple or Trident maple. you'd have easier time growing them in full sun. Generally, green JM can handle some sun the best but that's with afternoon protection from sun....

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 8:25PM
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I bought a Tamukeyama after doing a lot of reading. They are said to be one of the most sun tolerant Japanese maples.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 9:16PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Still, they generally need protection from harsh afternoon sun. I've yet to see one in full sun around here and it gets very hot here. I doubt that it can thrive in Florida in full sun. Again, Shantung maple and trident maple is your best bet for full sun. There are some dwarf Trident maples that you can get. It may be years before you even see dwarf shantung maple in the trade if you're looking for one. I was given one and so far, it hasn't grown at all. I've seen 2-3 feet shantung maples after 8 years when they should be 15-25 feet tall.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing maples

    Bookmark   May 26, 2009 at 10:46PM
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Thanks for the info and link. Jerry

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 12:29AM
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