Maple shopping list 2021

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  1. clorgan

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    Thanks very much!

    Haha my amateur eyes are seeing a few options... But I reckon a line using one of those curved branches in the middle could be interesting.

    Edit - here's the current back by the way. Would love to hear your thoughts!
     

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    Thanks very much! Looking forward to it arriving :)
     
  3. Jaybee63

    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society

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    I have Nathan, it’s trouble free and puts on good growth. An original 3 litre plant now around 3.5 Mtrs high. C4643DD7-8953-4E03-8902-3A93179CD2DB.jpeg EAEDB246-9BBD-4E63-B246-69DE25EF0429.jpeg
     
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  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Thats a beauty J, a very natural shape that has been allowed to do it's own thing.
     
  5. Jaybee63

    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society

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    Once you getting them growing upright, they tend to self prune discarding shaded branches and naturally, thinning out to end up not looking like a “Yetti” and some that do it naturally.
    Lower branches are cleared as mentioned yesterday on the ones that don’t burn to provide space and shade for more maple under planting
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    My very old maples self prune, I hardly have to do anything to them. But my youngsters I have to do some work on in June time each year.
    My garden is still developing after a complete change around 3 years ago, so is still in transition. But yours looks the finished article J. 'So wonderful'.
     
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  7. Jaybee63

    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society

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    I help “all” of my young maples achieve the shape I want. when selecting, I look at the framework and it helps me decide on which plant I pick.
    I will purchase a maple regardless of cultivar and if I already have it, if I like the shape.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Tbh I tend to go for ones I don't have already, mainly, because of room. But my wife often says a grouping of three of the same cultivar would be her preference. She's far more artistically minded than me though.
     

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