Katsura in deepest shade under a Magnolia Grandiflora.

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    Jaybee63 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    8542C419-4D26-42A4-8863-D86F90F44D98.jpeg 8250BA82-E168-4442-8469-883D75A5D43D.jpeg I have a fair few maples planted in dense shade under a huge Magnolia Grandiflora.
    Here is Katsura which loves the location, even thou it’s dry.
    So I guess as in the previous post, a good root system is the answer.
    Katsura in this location has never burned.
     
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    Acerholic Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Hi Jaybee63, Looking at your photo's, your Katsura is in the perfect position. I bet it doesn't get hit by frosts either due to the magnolia protection. It's such a great tree as it leafs out early and shows the start of Spring.
    I remember watching Percy Thrower on TV , (showing my age now) and he used to say that preparation is everything to growing good plants. If he were alive today he would totally agree about concentrating on a good foundation, ie 'roots'.
     
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    Jaybee63 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Don’t worry, I remember Percy Thrower.
    Geoff Hamilton was my favourite and I still remember being shocked that he passed at such a young age.
    I’ve been labelling up my acers to day, giving up on the aluminium tags, I loose so many over winter with the wire breaking.
    I couldn’t find any for sale earlier in the year so tried plastic plant labels and I’ve been impressed.
     

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