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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

banner wrote:
They willl not grow in in complete shade tho


Uuh?

I've seen 5 in a garden in Cork where they had no direct sunlight and they had grown very big.

They're understorey trees in woodland in the wild.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
banner wrote:
Greengage wrote:
Jap maples do not need acid soil they will grow in alkaline soil. We have 5 beauties growing just keep pthem out of the wind
They willl not grow in in complete shade tho


Uuh?

I've seen 5 in a garden in Cork where they had no direct sunlight and they had grown very big.

They're understorey trees in woodland in the wild.
the need sunlight sort of shining through in spots
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree If I can find my photo in the album Ill post it. Super plants growing in dappled shade in alkaline soil excelent autumn colour last year and all thriving so far this year.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
I agree If I can find my photo in the album Ill post it. Super plants growing in dappled shade in alkaline soil excelent autumn colour last year and all thriving so far this year.
Dappled shade thats the word. But I am told acid soil/ericaceous feed/compost

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