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Japanese Maples: Here is a new seedling under observation.

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 7, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9072801

It is a cross between 'Moonfire' and 'Verkade's Wintergold'. The other seedlings in the pictures are variations of the same seed lot. The seedling is 3 years old and is in a filtered sunlight. I am not sure yet of how it will take to the sun but my guess will be that it is going to burn.

Dave

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granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2012
2:26 AM

Post #9073724

That is lovely.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 8, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9074005

interesting leaf color - did you do the cross yourself?
davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 8, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9074013

It was done by my brother in New Jersey.

Dave
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

April 9, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9075566

I'm putting my order in right now for 5 of them! ; )
davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 9, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9075667

Thanks for your interest but I think it will be at least another year before the propagation can begin and that will be on a limited basis.

Dave
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

April 10, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9077097

I can be patient...
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9078116

Looks almost like the Ornida Nakishki. I am sure that is spelled wrong. It has the soft pink to green leaves.
mccaine
Wilmington, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9088999

Love it!! Can't wait to know what you name it!
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9096925

Dave, what is a good fertilizer for JM?
davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 25, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9097192

I use a slow release low nitrogen. Maples do not need much fertilizing so once a year is quite enough. I use about an 1/8 of a teaspoon on 4" pots.

I believe in another month or so I am going to make a come back with a new website and some material. I will only be growing material that collectors will be looking for. I do not have much room but I will have about 1,500 to 2,000 plants. Sure is a big difference from what I use to do.

Picture below is more pictures progressing from the first one April 5 to the others taken on April 24th. The name being considered is Acer palmatum Cheers. If any body has a name that they think would be nice let me know.

Dav

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9097661

That is a lot of plants Dave. Your new seedlings look great, I am sure you will find many JM growers wanting them. What are they called?

I have another question. One of my maples is growing all to one side. I am trying to to stake it now. I have one branch staked up hoping it will grow either more up or at least start going over to the other side. Good or bad?
davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 26, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9098223

You're the artist do what pleases your eye.

This message was edited Apr 26, 2012 8:22 AM
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
5:07 AM

Post #9098247

Thanks Doc...lol
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9098326

marie i am sure you will have success staking the branches - the last couple years i have been training a many of mine and they seem to take to it quickly
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9099379

Oh Dave, how much will your maples be going for?
davesnursery
Milford, DE

April 27, 2012
4:42 AM

Post #9099644

I am working out the prices now along with the re-potting. If you send me an email I will be able to let you know in a month or so after they re-root and are ready for sale.

Thanks for your interest.

Dave
Cearbhaill
Russell, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 7, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9113875

Wow... that's a pastel JM!!
That's what I'd name it... 'Pastel.'
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

May 13, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9121826

Nice!!
Gracye
Warrenton, VA

June 24, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9179023

Hello Dave, my suggestion for name of the new JM is : Acer Palmatum "Kanji." I get a ghostly, luminous feel from your photos, and "Kanji" is the Japanese name for "faint" or "dim" in Japanese folklore.

I have but one JM, a "Lozita," bought on impulse from happening upon Eastwood Nurseries in the back woods of my area. She is the first plant purchase by Hubby and myself, and we just love her. My dear husband named her "LuLu." Her picture is below - we bought her as a mere slip of a tree, two years ago.

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phreebsd
Prattville, AL
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9179618

i think that name is perfect. Grayce.

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