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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.
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.
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?
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.