I have regretted not having space on my small residential property to accommodate a JM; specifically I am smitten with the Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' ("Golden Full Moon"). But life is too short for one's plant desires to be restrained by lack of space ;) and I had decided that next spring I would to squeeze one of these maples into our perennial shade garden.
But I came to discover just this week that a nursery about 45 minutes away still had a few leafless "Golden Full Moon" in stock at a season end sale price for a 6 gallon size ($174 reduced from $249). As well given the lateness in the season I did determine that there is a one year warranty on these trees.
And given my distance away from this nursery they were good enough to send along 2 rough photos of two different "Golden Full Moon".
I believe they are each about 3 feet tall.
What do you think? Is there much to choose between these 2 in terms of the basic 'bones' of each? I guess I should ask if either look good enough in terms of their structure?
I hadn't considered leaving it in the container in the garage (if I was to get it this week). Given that the plant should be dormant at this point and with the nice November weather we are experiencing the ground is still fine for digging, so I was thinking of digging that hole and putting it in it !
(And my intention has always been to have it in the ground in my garden ie not be a container plant.)
And here I was thinking that #1 had more potential than #2 in that there were more 'interesting' branching for that one.
nice one - looks like it is also in burlap - make sure there is no wire around the root ball too and remove it - a couple years back i helped a friend plant a large jm and we found that the nursery had moved the tree into a larger container and left the burlap and wire on and the roots had grown through it - it was quite a project to remove the wire and trim the roots.
Good for noticing "wha". I did cut the binding string which was in part wrapped around the base of the 'trunk' and I pulled back and cut away the burlap from the top. The roots had grown through the burlap on the sides so I decided to leave well enough alone given the time of year and left that alone.
Given that I am in a colder zone then you I am wondering on how often should I water this newly transplanted tree. I would imagine that given its dormancy the roots won't absorb as much of the water as it would in the spring and summer. So my concern that if I keep watering it then at some point the ground will freeze and possibly leaving the root ball sitting in frozen water.