Japanese Maple forest.... two into one?

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Re: Japanese Maple forest.... two into one?

Postby MJL » January 11th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Thanks Boics and TimS.

Yeah, I really enjoy creating a range of different groups and forests but in truth - they are all just little trees grouped in pots ... at this stage not true, mature, ratifies Bonsai. I’ll get there one day and the tips that you all provide are helping greatly!

TimS - I love the idea and look of Larch forests but I can’t even get the bl@@dy single trees to grow where I live in Melbourne! I better learn how to grow one tree before I attempt a group of ‘em. Good luck with your groups when you get around to them.

Cheers,

Mark


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Re: Japanese Maple forest.... two into one?

Postby TimS » January 11th, 2019, 7:24 pm

I can’t help you much with Larch, being in Melbourne i’m on struggle street with them too! No issues with them in the ground, as soon as I put it in a pot it starts going backward. From what i can discover they hate root pruning so you have to be very gentle with root work and not cut back too much otherwise they die quickly. Also they need an extended dormancy at low temps so that’s never going to happen in suburban Melbourne.
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