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John Kirby

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Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« on: December 13, 2009, 05:47 PM »
This is a shohin Japanese Maple out at Boon's. I have just started to think about how to develop this tree over the next few years. Increasing the fine ramification is a primary goal. I really like "nontypical" deciduous trees, just haven't found many of them. Should be fun.

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 06:08 PM »
I love it. How long did it take to get it into that pot?
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009, 07:03 PM »
Very nice John. Got a question on the first bend. On the inside(or underside) is that crease from being notched? wire scar? or just from thickening up over time? Just curious. In my eyes it does not detract from the overall composition, in fact I think it gives it more character. :)
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009, 08:19 PM »
No idea on either set of questions. The mark/crease will disappear, not sure what it is from. John
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 08:33 PM »
Ok, still looks great. Like to see this tree in leaf come late spring. Thank ya John!
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 10:42 AM »
very nice! i too would love to see it in leaf!! great little tree john!

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 08:27 PM »
John, I am with you on the nontypical deciduous. This is a beautiful little maple. Reminds me of a small dragon. Can't wait to see it with its spring wings. This is going to be an outstanding maple in my opinion, great taper and great movement with those tight bends can be hard to achieve. But you have done it. Thanks for posting this little gem!
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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 10:53 AM »
Thanks Don, I will be interested to see how this tree responds over the next few years. John
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 06:22 AM »
Hello,
beautifull tree !
Did you have new photo may be with leaves

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 07:10 PM »
I will take some when I go out to California next month to work on it- it looks like a jungle now, lots of new growth.
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 10:03 PM »
Hi, spent a day with Boon (Saturday) to work on little Maples. This is the tree when we started, didn't get an after picture- was trying to get three trees done in 6 hours...

Anyway, here it is after the early spring flush, and after a good repotting this spring.
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 05:38 PM »
John,

Its been a great spring here in St. Louis. Everything is pushing like crazy as well. I really like this tree. Cascades are not that popular for Japanese maples that is why Shimski and I picked up the one from Don a year ago when we saw it. By chance do you remember who the potter was I really like it?

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 07:09 PM »
Well, another year, another set of wire, dewire, defoliate once and press forward. Slowly but surely we ware moving forward. Got a nice Koyo pot for this one, maybe two years. Before and after pics, new wire in March and start to build ramifiation.

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 01:23 AM »
John, I really like the line of the main trunk. As I look back at the more beginning pics I see a line of the secondary apex trunk moving forward with the line of the tree.

As I look at the more recent photo's I see the line of the secondary trunk making the apex is rather verticle. Why the shift to such a strong verticle move? I guess overall there is nothing wrong either way but I just liked the trunks all moving away from the base together. Now they seem to move independant and without harmony.
 

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Re: Shohin Semicascade Japanese Maple
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 06:06 AM »
John,

Nice Japanese maple!

I realize you can't see everything in photos, but have a few questions, based only on what I can see in your photos.

Have you considered changing the terminal from the present to the one on the left with more movement and taper?
Have you considered removing the first branch on the right from the front view? It looks heavy and originating from the inside of a bend.
The pot it is presently in looks a conifer pot, not a deciduous pot. In fact, I like the first blue pot more than the present. I know you are planning on transplanting in a finer container in the future, how about a photo?

Bill