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japanese under red maple

Posted by sunnytop 5 Nebr (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 13, 11 at 18:36

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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RE: japanese under red maple

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.

RE: japanese under red maple

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 18, 11 at 20:03

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.

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