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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  4. AlainK

    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.
     
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    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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