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Acer palmatum


By Volval

Acer palmatum (Acer palmatum (Japanese maple))

I had to prune and try to redirect this acer a bit, to fit the summerhouse in. Have a path rather LESS than my width now so that I can get to the compost behind the shed!

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Lovely stems Volval, have you pruned acer before?

25 Mar, 2010


Lovely colour on these stems...

25 Mar, 2010


No! It was a case of having to take one "trunk" and some branches off - I couldn't bend the summerhouse round it. I didn't do well with the small acers and wouldn't have dared touch them. This one didn't mind at all...

25 Mar, 2010


fab photo.

25 Mar, 2010


I've had to prune out some lichen infested branches from my two dainty acers. I'm just hoping they put out some new ones. I find the lichen kills off the fine branches. Fractal (expert) said, only more scientifically, that it blocks the pores and that's how the damage is caused. If you're interested, you could click on Fractals outbox, he explains it properly. I'm so pleased to have my theory vindicated, I could see it was killing them off: I'll let you know how they fare:-)

26 Mar, 2010


Thank you Bornagain. My dainty acers half died and then died so I didn't get any more. This one behaves like a "more normal" tree (in size as well). It shoots all over the place, where I've clipped it and where I havn't. I will go and look at Fractal's info - I really don't know much about them.

26 Mar, 2010


This seems to be 'Sango-Kaku'. I gave one to my father in law, and not knowing about 'delicate' Japanese Maples, he cut it with a hedge clippers.
It grew away like privet!!!!

27 Mar, 2010


Thank you! Another lost label! I use the long tree cutter if I do the top but don't really need to. It's lower down, where I need to get past it...It's such a relief after struggling with "delicate" ones.

27 Mar, 2010

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