japanese under red maple

sunnytopJuly 13, 2011

My landscaper is suggesting planting a weeping form of Japanese Maple as understory under the canopy of an established Red Maple. I am having a hard time growing things under the Red Maple as it is. Will a Japanese maple have enough root room for its own root system?

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rmac78

I am not an expert but my red maple hogs everything around it. I do not think my JM's would survive under my red maple.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2011 at 10:39AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

After some years I cut my two 'Franksred' down because they were beginning to dominate. Large-growing kinds like Norway, red and sugar maples are for large spaces, where a big blank area beneath the tree is not a drawback.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 8:03PM
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