Did i find a witches broom?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by banjoboy, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Acer palmatum 'Crazy'

    Acer palmatum 'Crazy' Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Looking great!
    Might be nice for Bonsai!
     
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    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Nice...it is cute. Are the leaves typically that small; they look small compared to my fjellheim.
     
  3. banjoboy

    banjoboy Active Member

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    Yea, i think thats the normal size for the leaves. they are maybe a little smaller than my fjellheim. A few years ago it grew a lot in one season and has now slowed down. i think it will fill out more this year. I'm not 100% sure the 'mother' tree was a sango but it does seem to have red bark.
     
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    Any updates on the witches brooms this year? Interesting thread--
     
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    the original witches broom broke off in a snow storm this last winter. i have one grafted thats now in a 5 gallon pot. it put on a lot of growth in its 2nd or 3rd year and is now filling out. kinda has little bunches of leaves on long branches. my maple hobby has taken a back seat to other interests lately so i haven't been grafting any new plants
     
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    Thanks for the update! Interesting, to see the genesis of a new variety. If you think of it, I'd love to see a picture next spring.
     

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