Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two maples in development

These are two Japanese maples, Acer palmatum, that I got in trades. They are both in development. The first one looks decent already. We have to remove the wires and in fall it will be looking almost show ready.
The second one looks like mice bit into the crown. This comes form cutting back severely in some parts and leaving some shoots as they were. The maple buds back well into old wood where I cut off the existing buds as one can see. But I was not so sure and I absolutely did not want to risk such a tremendous piece of material. Progress will be reported.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Water,

I like the first very much, this is just one tree with multiple truncs or did you assemble differents small plants somes years ago?
Greetings.
Stéphane.

Walter Pall said...

Stephane,
it is one single tree.
WP

Anonymous said...

So it's Netsunagari or Ikadabuki isn't it?

More impressive. Hope to see him in realityé, very very very good material.

Greetings.
Stéphane.

Anonymous said...

It's possible to have the different face of this first tree and the nebari please?

I can't move my eyes from it :)
Greetings.
Stéphane.

Walter Pall said...

Stepahne,

OK, you convinced me. i added it to my gallery. See here:
http://walter-pall.de/b02gallery_non_conifers.jpg.dir/index.htm

WP

Francesco said...

Walter,

are you going to use sacrifice shoots also this year on the first one? It seems the main trunk needs to be a little bit prominent.

Francesco

Walter Pall said...

Francesco,

sure, this is the game.

WP