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Today I am posting after a few subject enquiries on Japanese Maples. I have covered this in part before but these types of trees are an integral part of most Japanese gardens. The good news is there are many varieties to suit most gardeners and there are even hardy ‘larger leaf’ varieties for climates that can vary. A list of what to grown in your Japanese garden can be found in my manual- the simplest easy to understand manual online.
Japanese Maples are so vesatile and there are 5 disctinct shapes for you to consider and learn about.
1) Upright single stemmed ones in a tree form
2) Weeping Maples
3) Upright multi-stem shrubs
4) Dwarf Maples
5) Mounding multi-stem shrubs
If you have a sheltered area for example a good Maple would be something like Acer Palmatum more commonly known as ‘Bloodgood’. These have broad red leaves and are ideal for sheltered areas.
Maples leave many options for great garden design, red leaves, dwarf varieties, maples that change colour ‘Katsura’- this list goes on.
To find out more try my manual at : www.japzengardens.org
Tomorrow I will be posting some beautiful images of a Japanese meditation garden called ‘Peaceland’, so if you are having a stressfull day don’t forget to log on to relax!!
Have a great day and keep your posts and e mails coming!