Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Japanese maple #18







































8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is it that you apply to the roots that appears to be grey in appearance?

Anonymous said...

What have you sprayed at the surface roots after picture 22 mr Pall? One more question, can i defoliate a japanese maple after repotting and second year in a raw?
Thanks

Walter Pall said...

Ordinary lime sulphur to bleach the roots which were under the soil for so long and are too dark.Se the result on teh last images.

Walter Pall said...

I would not defoliate a Japanese maple after repotting in the same year. It weakens an already wek tree. I

Ann said...

An amazing looking tree Walter which will look stunning after you've worked on it. Two questions - why have you repotted it into a deeper pot? Also - it seems to me from the photos that the two lowest branches are forming a 'T bar' do you have any plans on changing that or will you just work with it?

Walter Pall said...

Ann, so many Japanese trees are planted into ridiculously shallow ans small pots. This is artistically wring in my opinion as the optical mass of the pot has to be big enough to hold the optical mass of the crown. The t-bar 'problem' we will see. Very often I just cannot see a problem there. This is an invented problem. It usually only bothers folks who 'know' that this should be problem.

Unknown said...

Where from Japan for you order this type of maple?

Walter Pall said...

Trade secret. You can order throuhg me.