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JRob

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Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« on: February 28, 2010, 08:34 PM »
Good Evening All,

I was wondering if anyone has experience with Japanese Musk Maples. I can find very little information on them. My beautiful specimen is a Shohin Cascade that I purchased from Don at Gregory Beach. It is a spectacular little tree with a fragrant perfume that scents the whole bench when it is watered.

Don if you still have the pics I am sure that the forum members would love to see them. They are on my work computer and are not here at the house or I would post them now.

What is the correct time of year to prune?

Regards,
JRob
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 07:17 AM »
I treat them just like trident maples.  Repot when the 1st signs of bud swelling occur.  I normally prune at the same time as I repot, then as needed during growth season.  Pinch back your new growth like any Japanese Maple.  Depending on how much flowering you want, prune/pinch a little less vigorously.  Many people prune for structure during Fall/Winter and seal with paste.
 

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 05:05 PM »
Here are some pics of the tree.


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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 05:33 PM »
Wow, I like it.
Are you guys going to repot it this year?
 

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 05:45 PM »
My dad repotted it Saturday with Mike Hagedorn.
 

JRob

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 01:24 PM »
Don,

I do not know if you remember this tree well enough but we changed the angle of the planting ever so slightly. The end of the cascade was dropped a hair to highlight the great movement in the trunk and make it sing just a bit more. Really love this tree.

JRob
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 07:26 PM »
Jeffrey, I did notice the change.  It looks really good. 

In general, they are great trees.  My musk maples here are stinking up the greenhouse now...
 

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 08:00 PM »
Don,

Stinking? No the term I would use. I guess if you only have one like I do it is not overpowering although it is is distinctive. The tree is easily identified. I know of no other like it.

JRob
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 11:35 AM »
How's this tree coming along?
 

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Re: Japanese Musk Maple - Premna microphylla
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Don, She is doing great. Just repotted her last weekend. I'll post  a current pic when I get a chance. I am with Hagedorn this weekend. JRob