Japanese Maple Database?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by wasabi, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. wasabi

    wasabi Member

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    Hilton Head Island, SC
    Hello all,

    I'm a begiining JM collector, looking into all manner of resources to learn and also trying to narrow my selection of cultivars to those likely to do best in our area. My wife and I have property in western NC mountains at 3500 ft elevation, moderate climate (zone 6a), generally good year round rainfall, decent soil and some nice wind-protected micro-climate sites with springs for supplemental water if needed.

    We are in the early stages of starting a grow-out nursery. I've been bit bad by the JM bug. In addition to seeking out more interesting speciman plants, I've got about five hundred AP going from seed, a couple hundred grafting size and am seeking interesting scion wood

    Anyway, my question relates to a central database of JM's with characteristics including hardiness, growth habit, mature size, etc., I've poked around a bit but have not found one. Does such exist?

    I appreciate any feedback, suggestions, links, sources, etc.,
  2. Acer palmatum 'Crazy'

    Acer palmatum 'Crazy' Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hoschton, Ga Z7
    Currently creating one

    I am currently entering all the information from the back table of 'Japanese Maples' 3rd edition. Once finished i can email you a copy. I finished the A's last night, LOL.

    I would like to possibly extend the information with knowledge and photos from the members of this site and others. Collecting photos of juvenile, spring, summer, and fall foilage. Photos of mature specimens, close up of leaves showing variegation, lobes, divided, etc.

    I also plan on creating forms to entering personal collection data, such as nursery, tree location, and photos.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in helping build the information in the database.

    By the way, where are you in Western, NC. I grew up in Greenville,SC. And dont live but a couple of hours from you in Ga.

    Mike Wilson
  3. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Northern Ireland
    I have just started to categorise my own Japanese Maples after finding a superb software ready made for the purpose. I recommend it highly .... it is well worth taking a look at
    You can get a try out CD for a nominal fee and upgrade later if you like it. Like all really good programs, it does take a little time to get to grips with it, but I think it is well worth while
    Over here in Ireland we get most of our Japanese maples from Holland (some from Italy) and I discovered the website of the Dutch growers which is well worth a visit too
    Good luck with your search

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