Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Where should I place my Japanese maple tree?

We've have spent endless hours evaluating more than 400 species of Japanese maples in the areas of color, size, structure, durability, vigor, heat and cold tolerance, as well as overall beauty, to compile a list of the very best 20-25 Japanese maple cultivars in the world today. We specialize in heat resistant maples because most all Japanese maples are somewhat prone to sunburn and stress in high heat conditions.

It is important to understand that Japanese maple due fine in hot temperatures, but don't do well in direct sunlight after the middle of the day. Although ‘Glowing Embers’, ‘Fireglow’, ‘Emperor I’, and many other cultivars do well in full sun. It is recommended that you plant your maple in a place that does not receive direct sunlight after twelve noon, especially if your summers have temperatures reaching above 100 degrees more than five days each year. Although most of the Japanese maples we’ve selected are very hardy, vigorous growers, Japanese maples in general are not as durable as those old Oak trees most of us grew up with.

The North and East sides of the house are ideal locations for Japanese maples. Many cultivars do not grow taller than eight feet so it is easy to find a tree that will fit nicely in a corner next to the house, underneath a window or eve, or beneath a medium to large shade tree. Japanese maples do well when carefully pruned so many varieties can be planted within 3 to 4 feet from the house or garage. If you have any questions regarding Japanese Maple Trees after ready this article please visit us at http://www.PacificCoastMaples.com



At February 25, 2008 1:48 PM , Blogger ebailex said...

I want to replant my Japanses Maple tree which is about 5 yrs. old to a new house we are building. I live in GA and it is Feb. Help!


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