Caring For Japanese Maple Trees

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Caring For Japanese Maple Trees

The Japanese maple has different varieties and is in full blossom most of the season. Many define it as the most beautiful foreign tree with foliage on American soil.


– Product Overview

The Japanese maple comes in varieties. They include Hime Shojo, Orange Dream, Shirazz, Amber ghost, Rhusen, Ukigumo, Shaina and many more, with shades ranging from orange to green. In all, there are over 200 varieties of the maple .The tree has lobed leaves, winged fruits and beautiful foliage that gives it the distinct esthetic look that makes it so famous among gardeners.


– Buying

Japanese Maple trees are available online for purchasing and can be securely shipped right to your doorstep.


– Caring For the Maple

  1. Situating a Maple Tree

Places with the morning sun and afternoon shade are the ideal places to grow this maple, as it prospers in areas of average exposure to the sun. Areas of filtered sun are also superb. In sites with poor drainage, improve the point of growth using natural soil supplements or chemical fertilizers with a fair balance in compositions of compounds.

  1. Watering

Always keep a sufficient amount of mulch around the tree to retain moisture and water it on a consistent basis. While watering, avoid infrequent patterns as they negatively affect the growing process and alters health pattern. During autumn, it is wise to avoid choking the plant by reducing the consistency of watering by a notch.

  1. Pruning

You must practice the Japanese maple tree care process from the very first day of planting. In case you do not, there will very little to prune, and this would mean that very little growth has taken place. The recommended time for pruning is the late summer and early autumn. Pruning at this point causes a very balanced and healthy growth, even though this is coincidentally the time the plant starts to blossom. The tree rallies up very well after pruning and does not need you to do it every single year. Check the foliage from time to time for crossed or dead branches and get rid of them. When the foliage gets too thick, open it up in the center to allow for aeration, which is a requirement for healthy growth. While pruning the tree, shape it up in a way that takes your fancy. It is always best to remove multiple stems and allow the tree to grow on a single trunk. Pluck off dead leaves every time they show up.

  1. Winter Care

Japanese maple care is not a big deal during the winter, except that during an unusually heavy snowfall, some branches may snap off and detach. Remove the branches that are unattached and get rid of any major patches of snow on the tree. Snow curtails growth of the tree, the transpiration process of the leaves and the general stability of the plant. Do not handle the plant too roughly at this time.

  1. Spring Care

During spring, your plant is at its lowest defense against the weather. At this point, the tree leafs out very early in the season, followed by frost. Cover the plant any time it is frosting. Remove any cover and continue with the normal watering process when frosting stops.

  1. Summer Care

The Japanese maple is not very vulnerable to pests, and summer is the only likely time you will observe pests on your maple. Even when that happens, the regular pests that perch on your tree are not usually harmful. Aphids can become a problem along the way, and you can control those using regular pesticides.


– Summary

Japanese maple tree care is an easy process, as the plant adjusts from weather fluctuations beautifully. It can handle snow, frost, the sun and torrential rains. It can lose its leaves but still recover to acquire back its touted foliage. However, the health of the plant depends on its variety, the soil it grows on and your watering patterns. Always keep in mind that caring for the maple is a process that needs tending to from planting to maturity.