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LarryAldrich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2014, 09:17 PM »
Ok I put a little more work into the roots. Hopefully I wasn't too aggressive. 
 

LarryAldrich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2014, 09:19 PM »
In its new pot.  I already see more work to do. Should I wait to start wiring? 
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2014, 10:32 PM »
Much better Larry! You got it!
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2014, 08:24 AM »
I usually wire before repotting, so as not to disturb the new roots too much with the bending and jostling.  I would wait.
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2014, 12:20 AM »
So taking the roots back that far isn't an issue?
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2014, 08:57 AM »
So taking the roots back that far isn't an issue?



That looks like excellent root work.  As long as it is secured nicely in the pot you should have no issues as a result of this repotting/root work.
 

LarryAldrich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2014, 10:25 AM »
That's good to hear.  Thanks.
 

LarryAldrich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2014, 05:37 PM »
Here is an updated photo of my tree.  I am thinking that I will remove all the little wispy growth in July.  Or should I do that now?  Or should that wait till next February?
Then I'll start growing limbs.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2014, 06:47 PM »
I'd wire all the branches down into horizontal positions
 

LarryAldrich

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2014, 09:25 PM »
Bill, can I wire the branches down now?  Basically two months after root pruning or should I wait till say summer or autumn?  I appreciate your I'm put. 
Thanks
Larry
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2014, 05:53 AM »
Larry,

NO, don't wait, wire now. The longer you wait the more difficulty you will have moving the branches. They are flexible now.

People tend to be too timid when working with trees. They want to live.

Although I usually wire, shape then pot, you can't really do that when the branches are not there yet. Wire when the branches are still flexible.

Bill
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2014, 09:50 AM »
Got it thanks again. 
Larry
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2014, 01:11 PM »
Wired up this morning.
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2014, 09:31 AM »
So all the leaves on my koto hime have dried up.  Should I pluck them off to stimulate more leaf production?  I see back budding on the trunk.  I'm trying to keep it in shade and mist it twice a day minimum.  Any advice is appreciated. 
 

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Re: Acer palmatum 'Koto hime'
« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2014, 02:22 PM »
Yikes!  I hope all the root work (twice?) didnt send this guy into a tailspin.  Probably a good idea to keep it in the shade, like you said.  Got my fingers crossed for you on this tree.