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Katsura Maple

Post  rjs on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:05 am

I bought this tree last Spring. I am still waiting for it to bud out this Spring. ANyone with any experience with this species? Thanks.

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  AlainK on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:50 pm

I know that Chicago can have harsh winters, but Katsura is one of the first maple cultivars to leaf out.

Mine (USDA zone Cool have been in full leaf for two weeks... Have you noticed any unusual coloration on the bark, or checked if the buds are still alive ?

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  rjs on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:12 pm

Some bark is green, some dark red. A few ends look like they might have died off. The buds might have swollen slightly but I can't tell on this tree. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  Reiner Goebel on Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:39 am

I have grown A. p. Katsura ever since I started in bonsai, and they have always started growing vigorously by now, even here in Toronto.

How did you winter the tree? I suspect that the roots of your tree may not have made it through the winter.

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  rjs on Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:23 pm

I store my trees in an unheated shed. I put them in tubs and surround the pots with mulch.

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Late Katsura

Post  jalbright on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:46 am

I've got a container grown katsura here in the Chicago area and I was pretty surprised to see it breaking buds in my (cold) basement the first week of March. All the leaves have been out now for a good 3 weeks. If yours isn't showing vigorous signs of life, you've probably lost some or all the roots as Reiner said.

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  rjs on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:30 pm

I haven't checked the roots as I am still hoping, although I did give the tree a good tug. But that isn't necessarily an indicator of anything at this time. Thanks.

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Re: Katsura Maple

Post  rjs on Mon May 03, 2010 2:43 am

The tree has small hard buds but the bark has begun to change color from green to a reddish color. I think its a goner.

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