Inaba Shidare maple

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  1. jacksparrow

    jacksparrow Active Member

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    Hi there,

    Am looking for a JM to plant in front of the house near the front porch. I don't need a big monster, hence the reason why I looked at this cultivar. I also like the colour changes and the fact that it only gets to about 15-20ft high.

    Is this a better option, or is there any other one out there that is a fast grower, and has beautiful colours? Also can they be planted in a pot, instead of the ground?

    cheers
     
  2. Maple Sydney

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    I think most maples can be grown in a pot and they make excellent bonsai's.

    I even grow my Red Maple Acer Rubrum in a pot, and they can grow to more than 60 foot. You just have to keep trimming them down to the appropriate height, that's all.

    You also need to ensure that you root prune them every couple of years.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Even a vigorous laceleaf maple like that one will take decades to get that big. The main issue there may be which one would be hardy over the long term.
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Jack have you Butterflly?is perfect for your use ,also Geisha is another amazing maple!!
     
  5. jacksparrow

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    have you butterfly?
     
  6. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This is Butterfly after being planted out for some 7 or 8 years
    It keeps a good vase shape
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    How big that 'Butterfly' was when planted out 7 or 8 years ago would pertain.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ah yes Ron .... you are definitely 'on the ball' :)
    It was about 3 feet tall
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    According to TREES OF SEATTLE - SECOND EDITION one in Seattle had reached 22' (6.7m) by 2006. (Planting date and size at planting not indicated).
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    my Butterfly after 5 years is similar to the Sam ,for Giordano Giladerlli is 2m ,5/6 feet after 10 years .......ciao e buon 2008
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Is that Butterfly in full sun, Sam?

    -E
     
  12. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It gets as much sun as we get Emery :)
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Indeed! :) But even still, no leaf burning? Actually for the last 5 or so years the sun has been much stronger here. Something has changed in the flow from the ocean, it's been considerably drier in the summer. Used to be able to count on many days with light misty rain and warm, the sun showing up around 4 pm in time to make rainbows.

    Anyway although butterfly has long been widely available (it's the variegated palmatum every garden centre stocks) I've never gotten around to planting, as I thought I needed a really shady spot...

    -E
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have never noticed any leaf burn on this tree
    Now ... Shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a different matter .........
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    my butterfly is full sun , is resistent but after 3/4 years planted ,in autum 2007 i see for the first autum beautiful autum coulor and small number of leaves burned ,Shirasawanum Aureum is partial shade ,and haven't problem...but are the only 5/6 maples beautiful last autum ,because no rained for 4 mounths in my country..
     

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