Posted: 28/11/2014 at 22:42
I have a large wintergold, had this one a few years now, it's outstanding, a great choice and brings much needed colour in the depths of winter.
I have many favourites with maples, some for their spring colour, others for autumn and also some make a great winter skeleton with there twisted branches.
I tend to try and steer clear of mass produced maples which have leggy growth, they look much better when hard grown with much more architecture in their contorted branches.
I have quite a few in pots and besides buying larger specimens buy many 1 year grafts which I grow on in pots until large enough to plant out.
Little Princess is one of my favourites, I have this one in a container, other favourites are Beni Tsukasa, Green Cascade, Uki gumo, burgundy lace, Aobo Jo and Aoyagi.
Better mention my wife's favourite, Oregon a Sunset.