ryu sei (purchased October 1)

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  1. copperbeech

    copperbeech Active Member

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    I was at a nursery in Toronto and they were offering a discount of 30% on most of their nursery stock.

    I picked up a potted "Ryu Sei". (I had a place for a JM as long as it would remain compact).

    This specimen is probably about 4.5 feet in height.

    I would think this is the definition of root bound?

    And here it is now in the ground.

    I am curious if others have this variety and the height of your specimen.

    Would it benefit from protection this winter (I am a zone 5b Cdn)?
     

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    I planted this particular specimen just over a month ago. Given its narrow stature I am confident I could slip a "burlap" bag over the top that would provide protection from winter winds for the higher, more bare area, nearer the top and possibly from "marauding" rabbits for the lower branches and trunk. What do you think?
     
  3. dangerine49

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    Nice one. I just bought one last month from a local nursery myself for 50% off. Mine is 3 ft. high. I planted it in a container.

    I'm not sure about the burlap thing but it might be a good idea in your zone. I'm in 7b and I don't protect any plants that are in ground. Most of the containerized JM's I move into an unheated garage except for a couple of real large ones. I haven't lost any yet, except maybe a Summer Gold that's in ground. I'll know for sure in the spring.
     

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    Gorgeous 'danger'!

    Like yours, I am impressed with its Fall colour.
     
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    Done.
     

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