Acer palmatum 'Kim'

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  1. spookiejenkins

    spookiejenkins Active Member

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    I saw this tree at a local nursery and snapped it up, just because I had never heard the name. Does anyone know anything about it?
     
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    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    Greer Gardens has 'Kim' as a new listing and says it is a 4' red dissectum "deeply divided small
    leaves with serrated edges that forms a small spreading mound". I looked at this to maybe buy it
    but i thought from the description it was another red laceleaf mounder of which I have many but,
    katie, keep me informed on this 1 cuz it did piqued my interest.
     
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    Will do, Katsura. It was a stick with buds when I bought it, so it'll all be a surprise to me. :)
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    An email from Kim Holstrom about this cultivar:

     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Great to have some history of a cultivar such as this :)
     
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    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    Great story and as Sam said great history.
    I love to get the history of the cultivars and this was wonderful.
    Many thanks to Kim and Daniel.
     
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    hi!-i saw the greer description of 'kim' as well---i'm hoping kim h. could tell me if the mature 'kim' jpm fits the greer description: 4' tall, and small spread....i'm looking for a small red dissectum to anchor a part-shade perennial planting, and i spotted 'kim' which sounded like the right size for my purpose. debviolet :-)
     
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    I am so sorry. I just saw this thread again. Kim is short with a wide umbrella. Ours was about 5-6 feet across and about 3 feet tall. Remember it is over 50 years old. I have three young Kims in my garden. They are not agressive growers. For more information I would contact Beth Mundy at Acer Acres or the Draime Legacy Gardens. We are so fortunate that Beth Mundy is such a talented grafter. I have never seen so many maples in my life! She is amazing!
     
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    thanks for all the history, and information, including a recommended source. i plan to look into it--i wonder if beth will get a small 'avalanche' of calls from people on this thread LOL. thanks again, and joyous spring! cheers! deb
     

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