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Does the blue Japanese maple tree exist?

Sorry, but this is definitely not real. I'm including the best short article to explain why we see green, yellow, reds, sorta purples but not blue leaves. There is a plant that while the leaves are ...
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Japanese Maple Care after years of neglect

The white patches mostly appear to be one of the lichens rather than fungal mycelium - the fact that they're under the moss isn't unusual, and no treatment is required. Moss and lichens often occur ...
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Can a Japanese Maple Tree be Tapped for Sap to be Used in Syrup?

The simple answer is yes, all maples can be tapped for syrup. Some, such as Acer palmatum are a waste of time to try if you expect great taste and volume. This site lists the top 22 trees for the ...
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Does the blue Japanese maple tree exist?

Proof enough for me that there is no Latin or botanical complete name for the 'blue acer', and the only references on line are sites selling either the plant or seeds for the plant. There are no ...
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Japanese Maple Care after years of neglect

As others have noted, the stump is the only problem here. Ideally we want the tree to produce callus tissue which will cover over the bare end of the stump as indicated in the photos in the link ...
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What is the purpose of supporting the tree this way?

I think that this is funny in a sad way. That little tree with no leaves on it yet doesn't need any help growing straight. It doesn't need any saving from a stiff wind. In fact it will be a few ...
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Japanese Maple Prognosis?

There is nothing you can do to preserve or prolong its life in terms of the rotting heartwood in that branch I'm afraid. It might mean you lose the tree eventually, but that would happen anyway, as it ...
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Are our two baby/young Japanese Acer dead?

Japanese maples are quite frost tolerant (down to -20C which is much colder than last winter in the UK). Every change of environment puts more stress on the plant. The best way to "save" ...
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Japanese Maple: Overwatering or Underwatering?

My first guess would unfortunately be verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Hopefully somebody else will have better news. :) Verticillium is very common with maples, and nearly impossible to ...
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How to propagate japanese maple from this street (mutant?) specimen?

You could propagate this Japanese maple, but now is not the right time for cuttings. If this tree produces seeds, use them instead, I think the success rate will be higher. I have tried summer ...
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Can a Japanese Maple Tree be Tapped for Sap to be Used in Syrup?

I made maple syrup from 2 silver maples long ago . The syrup is made from 'juice" that flows when the tree is dormant. When the buds swell and the tree starts to grow, the juice stops flowing and ...
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Green maple tree growing out of red maple tree. Why + any cause for alarm?

Like many nursery trees, yours must have been grafted onto a robust Green-Leaf Japanese Maple tree. Your first clue is "branched right at the lowest part of the trunk." That's the green-leaf ...
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What is the purpose of supporting the tree this way?

well well well... I just got my answer today. It rained cats and dogs and I have a Shaina Japanese Maple. This guy is 3ft tall and with a wide canopy. It got loaded with tons of water and it simply ...
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Can a Japanese Maple Tree be Tapped for Sap to be Used in Syrup?

be aware that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. One tree would only produce a couple of gallons, depending on weather and size of the tree. You would be lucky to get a few ...
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Caring for a Japanese Maple

It has grown, and about as much as I'd expect in six years for a healthy Acer palmatum variety, if you include the dead twigs at the top. It's simply showing signs of dieback, which is usually caused ...
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Coral bark Japanese Maple -where to plant it to avoid cold winter wind and hot summer sun damage

I'd choose position 2 - it just gets afternoon sun, so less risk of frazzling in hot sun, and wind in summer is more of an issue than sunlight. If it catches north winds in winter down that narrow ...
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What is the purpose of supporting the tree this way?

It keeps the tree growing upright. Note: the tree is very near the house and the roof, so wind, snow and shadows are much more directional than in conventional cases. I think it helps also to ...
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What is the purpose of supporting the tree this way?

Three points of contact, each pulling with equal force, keeps the trunk exactly upright. Overkill, but it works. I have also seen this done with Birch trees, but with some slack in each line. It ...
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Japanese Maple shrub dying

They both look as if they're suffering from dieback, which is a common affliction with Acer palmatum varieties. I agree the worst affected one should be removed, but with the other, prune out the dead ...
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Maple plant that will not turn green?

The Acer palmatum variety you already have is actually described by the RHS as turning green within a few weeks of the leaves opening, but perhaps you did not find an accurate description prior to ...
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Maple plant that will not turn green?

Few I found are given below. Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Acer palmatum 'Ornatum' Acer palmatum 'Garnet' Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' Acer palmatum dissectum 'Lace Lady' Tree Acer ...
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Are our two baby/young Japanese Acer dead?

They are likely not dead....As they've been indoors for a while, you will need to harden them off for a week or so before moving them back outside. You can start hardening them now by leaving outside ...
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Japanese maple Mikawa Yatsubusa - Coping with bad tip pruning?

One thing at a time. Use the eye of an artist to bravely and completely remove any wayward branch that distorts the tree shape. Concentrate on a left-right balance whether symmetrical or not. Here is ...
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Help! How can I save my acer with drooping / scorched leaves?

It looks like it's drying, to me. There is nothing else you can do but to keep watering it and hope that some part of it is till alive. As long as the soil in the pot is free-draining, you can ...
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Japanese Maple Care after years of neglect

Don't worry about the stumps right now. This spring you could cut them closer. No painting anything. Or go ahead and use Bamboo's pruning to get the correct size of stump. Your zone must be a 5? ...
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Japanese Maple shrub dying

Here are a few observations based on my experience with Maple. First, they tend to do better in a shaded area of the house. It does not take direct sunlight very well so depending on the location of ...
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Coral bark Japanese Maple -where to plant it to avoid cold winter wind and hot summer sun damage

Gorgeous baby coral bark maple. I abhor trees, shrubs planted right up against the fence or the foundation of your home. In my opinion, I would plant this dude to the left of your patio...super ...
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Shaina japanese maple flanked by 2 coral bark jm: how much room aroud?

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku') Mature Height: 15-25 ft. Mature Width: 10-12 ft. Shaina Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Shaina') Slowly reaches Mature Ht: 6-8 ft. Mature Width: ...
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Care of and shaping of an Acer Palmatum where many branches seem dead

If the Acer has a lot of dead branches, they're dead, so it's pointless leaving them in place, because they're still going to be dead. They should be cut back to live wood - the strong growing ...
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