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    Acorn
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    hlp my baby red maple


    I thought I had lost my japanese red maple. I have it in a large pot. It appeared to be dead, almost a stick. Then I noticed two beautiful red leaves!!!!! I cut a little of the "dead stick" back.

    What can I do to help my baby become comepletely healthy again!
    All info much appreciated!

    Jeana

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    Did you find out why it declined to begin with?

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    Where is the pot? Full sun? Windy location? What zone are you in? In my climate, the Japanese red maple leaves are just now beginning to emerge, tiny little things. If the pot is not outside in full sun, it probably should be. Don’t over-water. Water slowly and thoroughly when the soil feels dry.
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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    Growing temperate trees in pots is very tricky. I would suggest that you plant it outside in the ground. Trees that spend their lives indoors don't go dormant and this will eventually kill the trees (tropical trees are a different story).

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    I want to leave my red maple in the pot (which I have outside on the front porch. ) Right now I am renting, I want to plant my tree in the ground when I finally purchase my own place.
    Unless I hit the lottery, it might take some time. How can i give the best care
    for this little Japanese Red Maple in a pot. I'll appreciate any advice!

    Thanks, Jeana

    P.S. I live in Georgia

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    HI Iam new to this site and I am curious how fast do the red maples grow?? The jap. ones and the regular red maples... also what size are the free trees you get when you become a member which I am planning to do in a few moments... thanks

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    My tree seems to be coming along nicely now.

    I keep it out on the front porch most of the time. No direct sunshine. But when it gets cold ( like last night) i bring it inside

    I would like to identify what type it is. It has deep burgundy leaves (with maybe a tinge of green throughout Each leaf has five points.

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    Jeana: can you post a picture?

    Racerwife: red maples come in so many varieties that it's hard to generalize how fast they grow. But I think what you are asking is, how fast do Japanese red maples grow -- generally, they grow slowly. (That said, my Bloodgood JRM has grown quite fast so far. I understand they tend to grow fast when young and given ideal growing conditions, then slow down to a slow growth rate after 10 years or so). Red maples, the big shade trees, tend to grow very fast. My Web site might help. I've got examples of both of these types of red maple. (Still, there are probably hundreds of other varieties and cultivars!)

    --Jules
    This will get you to my October Glory red maple.
    http://www.coffeedrome.com/jtree2a.html
    (Scroll down to find my Bloodgood Japanese RM and my Red Sunset RM)
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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    jeana727,

    I kept a Red Japanese Laceleaf Maple in a pot for about 5 years and it did just fine. The trick I used was in the fall I would leave it outdoors overnight a couple of nights when it was cool (but not freezing, thats how my ex killed it.) It would drop all its leaves, and I kept it right inside my french doors where it was pretty drafty so it stayed cool (even when we had the heat on in the house). I watered it a few times during the winter, maybe lightly every three/four weeks, but basically neglected it otherwise so it would stay dormant. Every spring when things started to get nicer outside I would water it more, and it would sprout back out. On nice days I would take it outside, but brought it back inside before it got cold. I loved that little tree. I had it in a neat Japanese ornamental pot. If they are kept in a pot, they are very slow growing.

    Best of luck with your little tree, I plan on getting another one once I get my house built and move into it.

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    RE: hlp my baby red maple

    http://photobucket.com/albums/y186/jeanapics/Stuff/

    I'm trying to identify my little japanese red maple
    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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