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Is there a J. maple that can be maintained at 5-6 feet?

Posted by acer 6b western NC (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 9, 10 at 19:28

When I say maintained at that height, I mean attractively. Of course I like open structure, not what I call broccoli or lollipop trees. I like green or red, but I'm not a huge fan of dark purple.
As you can see I'm pretty new here.
Thanks!


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RE: Is there a J. maple that can be maintained at 5-6 feet?

container or in the ground?

container would be easier b/c you can treat it like a large bonsai.

in the ground, they're eventually going to get big. severe pruning to keep it 6' would most likely make it look ugly.


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RE: Is there a J. maple that can be maintained at 5-6 feet?

Unless of course it is a low grafted weeping variety, like many of the dissectums - these never tend to grow very high due to their weeping habit. But they can grow quite wide. There are some true dwarfs as well but you should be aware that in time, even many of the true dwarf selections can exceed published size guidelines.

I'd not like to consider pruning a JM to maintain shorter than natural height. The result is not something that is typically very attractive and it can impact the health of the tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: dwarf JM cultivars


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RE: Is there a J. maple that can be maintained at 5-6 feet?

Another Link

http://mendocinomaples.com/index.php?crn=211&start=1


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RE: Is there a J. maple that can be maintained at 5-6 feet?

Hmm, linkey thing didn't work. Copy and paste.

Another, my favorite

http://mendocinomaples.com/index.php?crn=199&rn=449&action=show_detail

Here is a link that might be useful: Kamagata


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