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ken duncan

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2010, 04:25 PM »
Here is a pic that shows more color.
Ken
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2010, 09:38 PM »
One thing about Sangokaku is that they tend to have upward-trending branches.  So to achieve the traditional Japanese Mountain Maple harmony of a spreading canopy requires wiring and/or trimming back to horizontally pointing buds.  However, there is a picture of a very fine vase-shaped specimen (actually broom style, I suppose) in the Bay Island Bonsai book "An Exhibition of Fine Bonsai 2000-2004."

It is sometimes felt that plant varieties that have an idiosyncratic character are not ideal for bonsai.  Hence, you seldom see variegated-leaf cultivars trained as bonsai.  I think Sangokaku is sort of on the edge in this respect.  And that said, I bought and chopped a nursery can plant with 1" base caliper this spring (having failed in an air-layer attempt last year) and look forward to training it in the informal upright style.

Barry
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 04:33 PM »
I happened to run across this post today, and it reminded me of this thread. I would like to try something like this, I have a few maples on the bench in mind  ;D

http://bonsaitonight.com/2010/04/13/repotting-a-japanese-maple/

Andrew
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 07:06 PM »
Shim et all,

If you want to see pictures of some fantastic nebari check out Sam & KJ's blog at www.samedge.wordpress.com the first December 2010 post.

JRob
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 04:02 PM »
Well it's obviously been cold enough here for this maple to get it's color. Here is my Coral Bark JM in all it's glory. I dropped it into a bonsai pot right away after getting it last spring. It seems to like the new home. Don
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2011, 03:49 AM »
here is one of sango kaku started from nursery stock about 15 years ago.  it belongs to one of BIB members. 
reddish color bark will turn grey when it gets old.  older specimen will have grey bark and bright red tips in winter
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2011, 04:50 PM »
Excellent tree, and great looking display.  Thanks for sharing Boon!
 

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Re: acer palmatum sango kaku
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2012, 10:23 AM »
long internodes, tough in containers. Great tree for a young guy to struggle with.

John

(Bill Valvanis probably has a great one in a bonsai pot......)

Glad I ran across this old thread.  I was going to air layer a big one we have in the backyard.  But after reading what John said, and MB's 3x failure from air layer has convinced me to just leave it alone and be a beautiful ornamental tree.  Btw, mine too has bright green leaves.