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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2014, 04:30 AM »
You got something good there. I love Red maple .I live in Florida. I am experimenting with Red M. and fluorescent lights this winter. Maryjane growers use them in the vegetation stage to get close internodes. I also have a few in a spot in the yard that gets to much sunlight. I am itching to see what works for me .

Leo in NE Illinois

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Re: Red Maple
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2014, 11:26 AM »
Really nice tree you have. I like it. Your tree is big enough that the leaf petiole length won't be overly obvious. Wonderful charater to the tree.

Red maple is native here, I should really try a couple. Here they need only minimal winter protection, if I use the local "ecotype". I too wonder how cold tolerant the variety trilobium would be, it will be wise to protect it from extreme cold. Perhaps root a few cuttings and then test them their second winter to see if they tolerate your winter set up. If the cuttings survive, likely the main tree will survive. But this is too nice to risk it especially the first winter.


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Re: Red Maple
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2014, 08:02 PM »
Thank you Leo and SpongeMann, I will definitely protecting it this winter. Leo, your cutting idea sounds interesting, thanks for sharing.