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Acer Beni Schichihenge problem?

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 09:36

Named Acer palmatum such as Beni.... ,are always grafted on to the rootstock of Acer palmatum.

Sometimes the plain rootstock will grow... this is called reversion.

This pic shows a red leafed Acer with plain green leaves which are growing from below the graft.

 

http://0.tqn.com/d/forestry/1/0/2/j/jmaple_sprout.jpg

Plain green leaves are stronger and faster growing than variegated, very dissected leaves. They twigs of plain leaves must always be removed.

University of British Columbia in Canada has a wonderful very active forum.

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/

 It including a specialist maple section..With masses of pic, help and advise from real experts all over the world. Including folk from UK!

 

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=67078

No Blossom on flowering cherry

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 20:53

Sparrows eat all the flowers buds on our dwarf cherry.,,,Prunus incisa Kojo- no- mai.

Only bottom branches have flowers.

Perfectly healthy otherwise

Do you think...

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:57

Golden elm are not fast growers.

I think £15.00 each sound a very good price.

Need help identifying this tree

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:06

Sorry I cannot tell if it is a crab apple or domestic eating apple from the flowers.

Need help identifying this tree

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:05

Looks like a Malus sp.

An apple tree.

Bluebells

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 21:52

This link by the Natural History museum may help.

It shows the 3 main contenders.

English blue bell...... Hyacintha non scripta...

Spanish bluebell ....Hyacinthoides hispanica

 and a cross between the two...Hyacinthoides x massartiana.

The colour of the pollen will help you to decide.

 

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/survey-bluebells/bluebell-identification/index.html

Can anybody give me answers to what these plants are please???

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 19:13

Wow! Thanks Gold!locks.. that worked.

2. Looks like Brunnera macrophylla.

3. Looks like Vinca sp.

Can anybody give me answers to what these plants are please???

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 18:56

Sorry Emma your link does not work for me.

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