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Companion planting for pot grown maple

Posted by kingborris UK (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 15, 11 at 12:27

Hi All,

I've just aquired a 12' pot grown A. Palmatum (broad reddish leaves, possibly an atropurpureum), currently growing a 2.5 cu' tub. I'm about to transplant this into a much bigger (8.5 cu') planter to give it a bit of space.

My issue is that the planter is pretty big, cubic, and unattractive. I'd like to add some trailing plants to soften in up a bit and provide an attractive bottom to what is quite a tall tree.

I would like to keep this in a Japanese theme, so I'm after suggestions of what could work?

I was considering Trachelospermum jasminoides variegatum, but i'm concerned it'll get too big / climb the Acer, although i could prune to keep this in control.

Any other suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

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RE: Companion planting for pot grown maple

As this is very much a solitary tree I would go for either moss or a look alike, that is a tiny groundcover like Leptinella xxx (Cotula xxx) e.g. "Minor", Sagina subulata or the like. Or even a small species of Thyme.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tsjubo-en Groundcovers

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