Acer palmatum 'Yuki Yama'

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  1. SLR2009

    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi, is anyone growing 'Yuki Yama'? Is this an easy to grow variety or finicky? Does it like full sun or shade? Does it like average watering or needs to stay on the drier side? I want to do the right thing for my tree. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. LoverOfMaples

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    This is one I've been really trying to get my hands on. No luck yet :(

    @SLR2009 how long have you had yours?
     
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi, I've had mine for a few weeks.
     
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    Where did you order it from?
     
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hey. Thanks a lot. I will. Check them out. Do you order from them often? How's the service?
     
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    I've had great service with them. I've ordered 3 other tree's from them before.
     
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    Hey. Thanks again!
     
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Sam from Eastfork Nursery told me that this variety is as finicky as Taylor so I want to do the best I can to allow the tree to thrive.
     
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    Oh man. I guess I'll have another greenhouse tree.
     
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    @SLR2009, very interested to watch this one, if it is as finicky as Taylor then work will be cut out to keep this one alive.
    There are some that are produced that look so pretty in the garden centres in Spring, that you just cannot stop yourself from buying. I have done this more than a few times. Yuki Yama does look very pretty indeed.
    I have lost 3 Taylor's and my daughter has lost 2. So no more.

    Look forward to perhaps an update in 2021.
     
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    Sam from Eastfork Nursery has a lot of experience with this tree so I hope she can post here.
     
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    Yeah I hope I'm wrong about it being finicky.
     
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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have been growing Yuki yama for several years now. I used to sell Taylor, but too many died for my customers so I stopped selling them. I have one Taylor left in a 3 gallon container that I have kept for more than 7 years. I am saving it and other unique cultivars for my final maple planting when I retire the nursery operation. Yuki yama will be another cultivar that I will keep for that time. Yuki yama is not as finicky as Taylor or Geisha. All you need to realize is that it grows about an 1" a year and has a very small root system. I have mine planted in 5" euro pots that provide great drainage. Yuki yama like all the other cultivars I mentioned like it dry rather than wet. The key is not too love them to death. With expensive cultivars the tendency is to care to much for them. Water once a week and let them be. Yuki yama and Mayday should be kept in very small containers in a protected location. These maples are not meant to sit on the deck in sun. Small containers less than 8" in diameter should be kept in indirect sunlight and away from animals and children. I have a few Yuki yama and Mayday for sale and what I tell my customers is not to repot the maple when they get it, but rather set the 5" black plastic container in a small ornamental container for aesthetic purposes and let it grow until you see roots coming out of the bottom drainage holes. Then it is time to repot to another small container no more than 3" larger in diameter. Make sure the ornamental container that is holding the plastic pot also has good drainage holes.

    The problem with Yuki yama is that they are so slow growing that it takes years to get one big enough to sell. My 5" euro pots with both high and low-graft root stock are at least 4 years old. The price is high, but Yuki is primarily for collectors as it is never going to be a focal point in a yard.
     
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    Hi Sam! I received mine today from you in Cashmere, WA! It arrived safely and is a beauty.
     
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    Hi there Worldly Wrangler - Yes, the one you received is a really cute one. I know you will enjoy her. Have you heard from you buddy yet?
     
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    I wasn't sure what you meant but I found out on Facebook today. A different Tim is friends with Steve. Looks like Steve got his yesterday. Awesome idea to send a 'Yuki Yama' as a gift.
     
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    I made my way up to EastFork Nursery on Friday to grab some lovely little maples from Sam. Very very happy to have some Yuki Yamas!!!!
     

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    On my wish list Connor.. Absolutely beautiful. Very envious!!
     
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    Is YY available in Europe at all? I saw one years ago when, if I recall correctly, it was still being evaluated as "Snow Kitten". I recently saw a pic of the same plant, it looked like it had hardly grown!
     
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    They do not put out a lot of growth E. I received one back in May. It didnt make it. I don't think it cared too much for the shipping. I visited Crispin Silva when I went to OR and he had a nice size one. It was beautiful!
     
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    Sam was right about this one, it is very difficult. I received mine in February but it died by May. I even used a small shallow pot and only watered when the soil was nearly dry but slightly moist, but it still shriveled and died.

    I really hope you have better luck than I did Connor. I won't be buying this cultivar again, but will instead give 'Lily Pad' a try next time it is available.
     
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    i have 'Lily Pad' and its doing well so far.
     
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