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Japanese Maples: Which JM might fit the bill?

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rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2012
1:28 AM

Post #9070397

I am short of space, especially re spread so I am looking for a JM which is tree like ie not a a spreading bush, which will grow to about 5 foot in height, has red foliage through the spring and summer and whose leaves are *not* the dissected, lacey style. What do you suggest?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9070588

rouge you will want to look at dwarf maples - there are many to choose from - your best bet is to check some online resellers and search what they are offering for dwarfs and come back to us with your choices which we can commment on.
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9070739

Thanks for the post. I have done some looking on line but I have yet to find a dwarf JM that satisfies the conditions I have listed.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 5, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9070855

How about 'Skeeter's Broom' or 'Elizabeth'?

pdjcalif
Ripon, CA

April 5, 2012
11:34 AM

Post #9070857

Rhode Island Red seems to meet all the required criteria
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9071589

I have the Akita yatsubusa and it get only 4 ft tall. It is a natural dwarf tree.
rouge21
Canada
Canada
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9071635

Marie, I would love to see a picture of your yatsubusa in your garden.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9071659

I have it in a pot now. It is just putting out new leaves. It is about 3 years old and and has grown very little. Just a nice little cute tree.

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marymyers
Poulsbo, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9243646

Try twombley's red sentinel. Beautiful red. Also, Skeeters Broom fits the bill. I will send pics if there is still interest in this question.

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