Acer palmatum 'Bi hoo'

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    If after a short heatwave you had the same weather as here (that is not too hot with regular showers of rain but some sun too), and if you repotted it last spring, no wonder.

    Mine needs repotting next spring, but also I would like to prune it so it doesn't get too high. That is what I fear the most for if it has been very healthy so far (except this year with a few brown spots), I don't know how it will take it. I'll spray BB after leaf fall and Nordox when pruning it. Fingers crossed...
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Finally got round to staking/training the 'Bi hoo' because all the top growth was growing in the same direction towards the light. I really hadn't expected it to grow so much in one season, the tape measure revealed it is now over 2 metres (not including the pot) and has put on about 70cm in height this year. The growth seems to have stopped now and the shoots are hardening quite well so fingers crossed for the winter and spring! .... I will wait till after the killing season has finished before I make any pruning decisions as there is always the chance nature will make the decision for me.

    Leaves on the vigorous new top growth are up to 10cm long while on lower twiggy wood some leaves are only 2cm. The main stem is still very green so hopefully it will colour up when the leaves fall.

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  3. Karl Villareal

    Karl Villareal New Member

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    here's my bi-hoo. it was like 2 years in the nursery and i felt like it needed a rescue
     

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well done !
     
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    thanks
     
  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A lovely specimen Karl. I do struggle with mine that gets smaller every year, Lol. Wonderful to see a good one.

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    thanks D.

    say...what is that cultivar on your profile pic? i bet everyone has asked that question.
     
  8. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    They have Karl lol. But I don't mind answering again, it's Grandma ghost in Autumn.

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Photo from this afternoon. Current year twigs a good, strong orange, older stems yellow all the way down to the base on a ten year old tree. No signs of twig or stem blackening.
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  10. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Looks pretty much like mine...
     
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    So healthy M. You have one if the good ones!!!

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Haven't managed to get 'Bi hoo' out of the wet, so I took some pictures of it. Now in a 35l pot, the plant is still recovering from almost dying while in the ground. I bought this as a little graft from Dick van der Maat in 2011 (probably a 2 yr graft, though I didn't record the information.) It was planted in Spring 2014 at a 12l size, but in Spring 2016 it froze really badly. There was only a 2mm strip connecting the top to the understock. I pulled it out, stuck it in a pot, treated and forgot about it. A couple of years later it was thriving, and the wound was slowly healing. As you can see, 6 years later it is still not entirely healed. I'm waiting for it to fill in before putting it back in the ground.

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    There's a picture of the whole tree, the base starting to turn brown with age -- which will be a relief! -- a typical bit of gall along a branch, the base (nearly healed!, and the main wood. I had a hard time getting the color to come out, it is a bit showier than seen here.

    Now I have to lug the thing out of the rain, and put those hydechiums in too. -E
     
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    Good morning E and a happy new year to you. Tbh I struggle with this cultivar. Mine gets smaller every year due to die back. It started off as a 12ft tree and is now 6ft at best. I wish you good luck.

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    best show of this maple is with snow!! (pics some years ag0) the expo of mine is mid shade on a very little hill .(clay soil)
     

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    Perfect !!
     

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