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Suggestions for sub shrub for acer griseum combination

Posted by j3nni4junip3r 5b madison wisc (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 29, 09 at 22:38

I bought an acer griseum on sale in November. It has a single leader and looks like a five foot pencil. Any ideas for sub shrubs that would enhance the color of the bark? Right now it looks more pink and white, but I guess it will eventually be orange.

Also does it matter if it gets morning or afternoon sun? I suspect that the cold will be a bigger issue than the summer sun.

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RE: Suggestions for sub shrub for acer griseum combination

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 30, 09 at 12:38

Bark damage more likely with eastern exposure. Gray or silvery foliage looks well with the trunk colors. Also purplish. So you could have gray junipers and/or ones that turn purplish in winter - if there is enough sun in the spot.

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