Acer Shishishigira gets some Late Summer Maintenance

My Acer Shishishigira has been a little neglected in recent weeks and is badly in need of some TLC. The canopy is very full and needs to be thinned out to allow light into the interior; and the moss is obscuring one of the best features of the tree, the nebari.

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After about an hours work, I’ve removed about half of the foliage (although you wouldn’t think so from the picture) and the nebari is visible again.

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This is how it is looking at the moment.

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3 thoughts on “Acer Shishishigira gets some Late Summer Maintenance

    • Thanks Lance,
      This is a particularly nice example of this variety. Tough to find anywhere outside of Japan at the moment, I think. We need more people in the west developing material like this at home. I am sure that day will come in the future and cost will be the driving factor.

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