Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

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Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  bonsaiment on Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:10 pm

Hi All,

I have a young Japanese maple given to me. Just wanna get some styling ideas from you guys.

Thanks in advanced for sharing.

https://i38.servimg.com/u/f38/18/26/60/92/japane10.jpg

Kind Regards,
Vin


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Re: Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  Jake16 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:12 pm

What kind of shape/style were you thinking?

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Young Japanese Maple

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:24 pm


I would shorten those two side branches. They are competing with the top.
Iris

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Re: Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  bonsaiment on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:34 am

Sorry folks, title changed and photo tilted.

Jake, from the look of it, it has to be informal upright isn't it?

Iris, agreed, was just thinking if i should just leave them till they thicken before shortening them.

Still a long time to go before they develop thick trunk and branches, might repot into a training pot.

Any more ideas?

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Re: Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:38 pm

I would completely remove those long branches and start working with the clump of leaves near the top of that too-long trunk. I also would get it out of that pot and into something that will allow this young tree to develop. You can do that now by just lifting the entire root ball and transferring the tree to something quite a bit larger.

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Re: Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  Jake16 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:40 pm

That's what it looks like. It could be an informal broom. You could cut it shorter and wait for a new leader to emerge.

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Re: Young Japanese Maple Styling Idea

Post  bonsaiment on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:01 am

Jim and Jake,

Thanks very much for your suggestions. Will start work on it and get a training pot for it.

Cheers

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