Take a Look at these Plants that I
bought from a Customer in Tennessee.
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.
Take a Look at these Plants that I
bought from a Customer in Tennessee.
Questions, comments? Post them below.
Brian Insko says
I have one of these in my landscape. A freezing cold snap hit us this spring and set it back. The new tender spring growth withered and died.. New leaves have since develop now. However it reverted back to green with no pink and white variegation. This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. Will the variegation come back next season?
More than likely it will as long as the tree is still alive. Make sure that green growth is not coming from below the graft union.
MARTHA BLEVINS says
MIKE, MY WEAKNESS IS A PLANT WITH VARIEGATED LEAVES.. I WOULD LOVE TO PURCHASE 2 OR 4 OF THESE BEAUTIES, WILL YOU SELL THEM TO ME ?
I really don’t have any to sell at this time. All kinds of rare Japanese maples are available in our members area, http://backyardgrowers.com/join
, several times a year.
I have had your backyard growing system several years and I love it. My pc went bottoms up and I had saved the forum website on it and now I don’t remember how to get on it. Will you please send me that so I can see about buying plants from other members. Thanks so much. Carol
Contact my office with your name and complete mailing address and Amber will help you.
Mike: Good article. I don’t know who Amber Welch is though. Your e-book, advice and newsletter are very valuable tools.
If Kay wants a Japanese Maple, she should be aware that there are plants out there that will work for her area without having to take extra-special care. It isn’t necessary for Kay to be disappointed. She lives near the golf so salt tolerance would be a factor for her. I know you want her to be happy.
My info is from the University of Florida:IFAS: The hybrids suitable for central Florida include shrub forms such as Katsura, Red Select, Shishio Improved and Utsu-semi.
Trees forms of the Japanese maple that are able to grow in central Florida are types such as Omurayama, Beni-kawa, Higasayama and Suminagashi.
The smaller shrub forms of Japanese maple such as Shishio Improved, grow 6 to 9 tall. Larger shrubs are in the 9 to 12-foot range and include Katsura and Utsu-semi. The tree cultivars able to thrive in central Florida are small in terms of trees, with most growing no taller than 15 to 20 feet.
Be well and keep growin’!
Gail Huffsstutler says
I had a reply from (I think) your wife, about the fact that subscribing to your newsletter does not cost anything, but now, I can’t find the place to sign up for it! I do want to sign up for it, and get the free copy of your book; would you just go ahead and sign me up? My name is Gail, and I think you have the correct email address right about this comment. If that is not acceptable, if you would just email me how to sign up, I would do it myself.
Thank you so much,
Even in Zone 8 a Japanese Maple Tree will need special attention. There are other factors besides the heat and bright sun.
In addition to heat stresses, disease stresses, insect stresses and extreme cycles of wet / dry, some plants require a minimum number of “chill hours” to perform “normally”, especially deciduous fruit trees (peaches, apples, etc.) and the ever popular dogwood tree and Japanese Maple so many folks from Up North want to grow. Some of the heat stresses can be relieved with partial shade or shade cloth, but not much can be done about the other factors.
Then of course, there is the sand. Most Zone 5 states have some top soil other than sand and builder’s fill dirt. Most gardeners amend their soil but that only goes as far as a foot down.
There are some Japanese Maple bushes that are zoned for hotter climates. Check with your County Extension Service for complete information and the care and feeding of these types.
It’s true that trees and shrubs that typically grow in the north still need to go dormant even in the south. That requires some cold temps so the trees can rest. with that said; We’ve got a grower that does well with them in Alabama. More here. http://japanesemaplelovers.com/growing-japanese-maples-in-hot-climates/
Would love to have one of these do you know where I can get one in Alabama. that is just beautiful if you can put me in touch with someone that has them it would be greatly appreciate
Catherine Lister says
I love the plant you show to me ie Beni Shichihenge Japanese Maple, Acer plamatum ‘Beni Shichihenge’ Can I buy from you. I live in Australia.
No, I don’t have any for sale at this time. I buy these from one of our members for crazy low prices of $8.00 to $15.00 each. I of course grow then on and sell them for a lot more. https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2013/03/how-to-make-65%C2%A2-per-square-inch-in-your-backyard/
Will they grow in Central Florida on the Gulf? I love Japanese Maples but am afraid it is just oo hot here to grow them. If I can, where can I get them and how much would they be?
We’ve got a member that grows a lot of Japanese maples in Alabama, but she has them in areas that are pretty wells shaded. If you had some shade, it might work for you. You’d have to find them online, I am only selling locally at this time.
where in Alabama are they growing I would love to have one. Thanks
I don’t remember what part of Alabama she’s in, she’s one of our members and I know she has grown and sold a lot of Japanese maples in her area.
Howard Baer says
Where did you get these plants? We want a few of these.Let us know..
One of our members offers the to our group once a year at deeply discounted wholesale pricing. I bought thousands of dollars worth of nothing but Japanese maples from him. More here; http://freeplants.com/wanted.htm
Bill Lawler says
Can you think of anything that might grow in Mobile, Alabama where the temp. now is in the high 90’s. And its just getting started. When you are still frozen in we are planting, I’m talking about Jan. and Feb. We have to start early because it gets too hot to grow pretty quick.
One of our members does a beautiful job with Japanese maples in Alabama. She places them in her yard where is mostly shaded and they do really well for her.
Nan in Omaha NE says
I really want a. beni! Seriously. Where can I get 1 or 2 or 3?
See my other comments, I just explained where I get them. You’d have to search for them online.
tony ambrose says
They look great .How can i get 2 of each and how much.
Sylvia Ranson says
where can I purchase one of the BeniSchichihenge jap maps?
Thomas Houser says
Where can I get one of these? I live in Tennessee and have just started to landscape my yard after two years of living here. I have a Japanese (?) Maple in my yard now. How do I tell what kind it is. Very dark burgundy leaves. It has two main trunks. I know I should remove one but am not sure which one or how, Enjoy your messages. It seems there are always some emergencies that take us perilously below our social security “Oh Crap Fund”. Hopefully before fall I can justify getting your program. God bless you, Big Papa Tom in Tennessee.
I buy all of my Japanese maples from wholesale suppliers and all of those suppliers are listed in the directory that comes with my system. Hopefully you’ll have the system by fall, that’s when most Japanese maples are sold on the wholesale market. Identifying the tree you have is going to be difficult, there are over 250 Japanese maples in the world.
thank you for you sent to me
Hi Mike, I’ve been reading your stuff & watching your videos for over a year and finally took the leap of faith and ordered your system today. I’ve run several small businesses in my life and now that I am retired I find I can NOT live on Social Security & a part time job, so this weekend I took two hundred cuttings from my Japanese Maples,transplant 100 silver maples from my gutters and gardens, can’t kill these suckers that grow from seeds every spring….so, might as well pot them up and sell them 🙂 Your new Japanese maple is beautiful, reminds me of my tri-color beech, which I understand is rare, any suggestions on propagating that? I’d love to order some of these maples, will you share where you got them? Thanks, Karyn
I got those Japanese maples from one of my customers. I’ve bought thousands of dollars worth of Japanese maples from him as have many of our members. He only sells in the winter, usually starts accepting orders around January 1st. Since you have my system you’ll know where to find him then. The Tri Color Beech has to be grafted onto a Beech tree grown from seed. It’s a pretty slow process to grow one to any size, not something I would grow only because I can buy them wholesale. I no longer do any of my own grafting because I don’t have and don’t want a greenhouse. We do everything outside, without a greenhouse.