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Defoliating three Japanese Maples

Partial defoliation of three Japanese Maples. A small, a medium and a large one. I cut to one or two nodes, keep one leaf per pair and reduce the size of larger leaves. ...

June 19, 2023 · Philippe

Grafting and air-layering a Japanese Maple

I experiment with this Japanese Maple ‘Tamukeyama’ since 2015. The nebari is already fractal but the branching structure still needs to be built. This spring 2023 I grafted two new branches mid-way along the trunk and air-layered the top half to compact the tree. ...

March 28, 2023 · Philippe

An elegant Japanese Maple

This is one of my favorite trees at the moment. This three-trunk Japanese Maple evoques to me the fagility and the opportunity on the river bank. ...

March 19, 2023 · Philippe

Acer palmatum 'Tobiosho'

I am responsible of this tree since two years. I did a light pruning and wiring to position the branches in the right place and favor the weaker trunks. ...

March 19, 2023 · Philippe

Fall pruning and wiring on a triple-trunk Acer palmatum

Defoliation, pruning and wiring on a triple-trunk Acer palmatum. ...

November 18, 2022 · Philippe

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama' flowers

The flower clusters of Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’ appear as if they were made of satin. The tree ignites itself in the morning sun. ...

May 6, 2022 · Philippe

Triple trunk Japanese Maple repotting

Repotting of a triple trunk Japanese Maple. The new pot is smaller and more subtil, focusing our attention towards the tree. ...

March 14, 2022 · Philippe

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama' repotting

We barely encounter Acer palmatum dissectum trained as bonsai. They have a bad reputation because they do not respond well to partial defoliation because of their finely dissected leaves. This translates into longer development time than regular Acer palmatum. Notwithstanding that it will take me twice the time to achieve my goals, I persist with this Japanese maple of the ‘Tamukeyama’ variety purchased in 2014 in a renovation center. I am really excited by this nebari after the third root work iteration. ...

March 13, 2022 · Philippe

Styling a Laceleaf Japanese Maple 'Tamukeyama'

This Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’ was ready for a major styling. I cut back the branches to develop a more compact silhouette and improve ramification closer to the trunk. The wheeping branches were wired upwards. New branches will be grafted in spring. ...

November 21, 2021 · Philippe

Kabudachi Japanese Maple

Defoliation and fall pruning of a five-trunk Japanese Maple. ...

November 9, 2021 · Philippe