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Is there a palmatum, hopefully one whose lobes are not too deeply divided, that weeps?
I could swear I ran across one this past week while browsing vendors but now cannot find it for the life of me.
If not truly weeping, at least easily trained to a very wide, multi-layered canopy?
I am Zone 6b, and the site I have in mind receives sun from 9am until about 11am, then a bit of dappled light the rest of the day.
There is ample space for a tall tree but my vision is something I can keep under six feet or so.
Failing that, what might be a good weeping dissectum with not too finely divided leaves?
I'd like a good bright green but don't much care what color it opens or closes the season with.
Note: Davidsan, the Golden Full Moon you cautioned me against buying in '10 is doing well!
That's a really weepy cultivar!!
Wonder if staked and trained carefully it would eventually hold its own as far as horizontal growth?
Because all of the pics I am seeing on an image search are decidedly vertical unless it is left as a ground cover.
I see Davidsan sells them on Pine Bark Maple rootstock with a trunk, too...
I'm not 100% certain that is what I am looking for but it sure looks like something fun to play with- thanks for bringing it to my attention!
mine is about 3.5' tall and very full horizontally, will attempt to stake to get it taller - branches are really tender so staking will be to new growth only for more vertical height - horizontally it will grow wide and spread as ground cover on its own. leaf shape is very interesting
Sorry to be unclear, I meant "hold its own as far as horizontal growth" as in horizontal growth in the air-- branches.
I have another shrub that I had to stake and train every branch like a bonsai until it was around four years old and now it holds that shape on its own.
Just wondering if anyone had ever tried this approach with a Ryusen.
I have a Germaine's Gyration that I like very well. It does weep and the leaves are really pretty. Mine is about 5 feet tall and will probably stay that way although it has grown like gangbusters horizontally. I think that it will eventually be a pretty big tree so I'd give it lots of room.
i would be interested in seeing them marymyers - how old is the Omureyama? I have one here that is about 6 years in the ground and is now about 7' tall - i trim it every year as the weeping can look a bit messy.