Acer palmatum 'Kihachijo'

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  1. Luke’s Maples

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    I know you’re an ‘esteemed contributor’ with armfuls of knowledge regarding the growing of Japanese Maples, however even my 8 year old daughter knows there aren’t 39 days in April lol ;-)
     
  2. Acerholic

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    Lol, that's my clumsy fingers on the keyboard again. I'll leave it as it is and just do an edit. Thanks for letting me know.
     
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  3. LoverOfMaples

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    My 'Ki hachijo' today. It maybe get 3 hrs of full sun.
     

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  4. Acerholic

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    Is that morning sun D ?
     
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    Yes D, morning sun.
     
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    25th May 2021 and now the leaves have opened to all their splendour. The green maples are wonderful IMO.
    Ki hachijo 239.JPG
     
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    I went to the nursery for a different maple but walked out with a Ki hachijo. I don’t have a lot of room and this will likely be my only palmatum!
     

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  9. Acerholic

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    One specimen maple in a garden is as good as a forest full of them. Yours is stunning.

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    unfortunately a tree fell on mine this summer and split it :(
    im happy it survived!

    very nice specimen.
     
  11. D97x7

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    Such a beautiful green on this one, compliments the other colours perfectly.
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    Almost a fluorescent green N. Has that one been in your greenhouse ?
     
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    Yes, most of mine in smaller pots spent the winter in there.
     
  14. Acerholic

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    Ahh that's why you have leaves. Lots of work, but worth it when you see your trees N.
     
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    9th June 2022 and I cant believe I've not pistev a photo for over a year for my Kihachijo. So here are a couple.
    Ki Hachijo 9th June 2022.JPG Ki  Hachijo 9th June 2022.JPG
     
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  16. Karl Villareal

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    Ki Hachijo (L) and Amber Ghost (R) 20221118_162557.jpg 20221118_162725.jpg 20221118_162833.jpg 20221118_162739.jpg 20221118_162817.jpg 20221118_162746.jpg
     
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    Mine from Oct 22nd in full colour then last pic from early November just a memory now !!
     

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  19. Karl Villareal

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    Yes indeed. Thanks!
    The advantages of planting in pots so I can swap places for good contrasts.
     
  20. Acerholic

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    And for protection from hot sun .
    Something other members of the forum have highlighted as they can move the pots as and when necessary.
     
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    Plus you can cut them right back when they take up to much room in the garden and you can't get round the things !!! Some pics of my large 80ltr one getting too busy in the branch department in early spring , then in early summer out nicely but way too big now, then finally decided to cut right back in summer and re shape for next season and breath some new life into it for seasons to come. Sacrificed the fall colours for this year with this one knowing my smaller one would look good this year after it's re pot and root trim last fall. Done exactly the same with many large trees this year in pots . just bringing them back down to size for easier keeping otherwise they will have to be moved on. :)
     

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  22. Karl Villareal

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    That is an awesome size!

    Every now and then i visualize how my garden will look like with my maples all grown like that! Lovely!
    There is a vid on youtube from a Crazy Conifers etc and he has huge maples in giant pots. That's my goal right there
     
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    4th November 2023 and my Kihachijo looking rather good this morning.
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    very nice D. do you have it in a bonsai pot?
     
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    Hi D, thanks and yes it's in a training bonsai pot.
     
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