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Vine maple ‘Torre’ as seen today!

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When this tree was published for the first time this spring was an experiment that looked strange, I thought, ‘like a mangy dog’. There was only ugly Sphagnum moss that had a few patches of moss live attachments here and there. It looked like a disaster, and everyone was very friendly to ignore how terrible was the thing. Or at least, I have not received any comments on that part.

For those curious about the original publication and the rare nylon contraption beneath the moss, here it is: https://crataegus.com/2013/04/01/vine-maple-tower- experiment /

he had expected some green moss colonization of this year, and I expected that the maple would agree to life in a tower. Both fortunately seems to have happened. We had to water it a lot. And it was protected from strong summer sun, too, so that can be established. Here is the maple as seen in April 2013, after a day of putting together:

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Vine Maple ‘Torre’, April 2013

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vine Maple Torre this week, October 2013. the branches are fallen leaf weight, and that should rise a bit during the winter.

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A closeup of licorice ferns, a native of the Pacific Northwest, USA, which is deciduous in the summer, but regrows in the autumn. The moss is starting to have coverage in the areas of moss / gauze.

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The base of the tower, with a little nylon seal peeks of mosses.

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Some extensions rotty aspect …

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The trunk of the vine maple … either you like or will not be. Never been wired, nor do I. It’s a wild child of my bonsai courtyard and think it’s a fun place to some of the others who receive more targeted training counterpoint. I chose this tree because I liked it. Not because I wanted to change it.

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Maple two days later than October first photo, with little color. They change so quickly, and lose their leaves before the Japanese maple. However, I think I’ll like this tree so out of the sheet.

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and Maple Vine tower just below the previous day, with even more yellow in the leaves. fast color change! There is also a Japanese maple on a pole, and behind him, another vine maple that has lost most of the top and left, with the lower part still green and leafy.

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today have to include the work, which was Bobby and Ed (and periodically I) put in a French drain in the back. It’s a little swampy back there and I’m hoping this will solve the sogginess and allow some banks. Really I do not know what I’d do without these two guys, and others who have helped here. You rock.


This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2013/10/07/vine-maple-tower-as-it-looks-today/


Vine maple ‘Torre’ as seen today!

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