This is why plants absolutely amaze me. When this little tree came into my life it rocked my world with its beauty! For me, ordering Japanese maples on the wholesale market is like buying a box of Cracker Jacks.
The name, tiny photo or description sounds interesting so I order a dozen or two. But it’s not until they leaf out that I really know what I bought.
When this little gem starting making leaves this spring I was over the top impressed with this plant. So much so that I immediately took one home and planted it in my own landscape where I can enjoy it from the front porch.
Beni Shichihenge will grow to a height of 12′ if you let it, or it can be kept to just about any size you like with one or two light prunings per year. Beni Shichihenge grows in hardiness zone 5 through 8.
Warmer or colder zones? Possibly. If you are in a warmer zone pick a location that is at least 50% shade to protect it from that southern sun.
Where did I get this beauty? Believe it or not, I bought it along with several hundred other Japanese maples from one of my customers. This guy and his wife supply a lot of our members with Japanese maples.
Funny thing though, when he first saw my Small Plants, Big Profits from Home System online his wife told him; “It sounds too good to be true, it has to be a scam.”
I know she doesn’t think that way anymore because she does the banking in the family and I’ve sent them numerous checks for $3,000 or more for Japanese maples.
I know she has to smile as she’s depositing my checks in “her” bank account. She’s a wonderful person and we now laugh about her initial impression of me.
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