Weeping plants, like Weeping Japanese maples, have no idea how to grow in an upright fashion. As you’ll see in this movie, if just left to grow on their own they would simply lay on the ground and grow in a horizontal fashion.
Sounds crazy doesn’t it? But that’s the beauty of a weeping plant. All they want to do is weep!
In this video I am working with a small grouping of Weeping Japanese maples that I bought from One of Our Members
at Our 2019 Backyard Growers Shindig. Horace and Lisa showed up with a van packed full of Japanese maples. And when I say packed full, I mean packed full!
I have no idea how many they brought that day, but they left with only a handful. At the end of the day I told them I buy any weeping varieties that they had left. I think some were $10 and others $15. I spent $450 that day on Japanese maples and you can see them in this video one year later.
I already have people who have spoken for a few of these trees at $99.00 each. I’ll dig them late this fall or early next spring and sell them all at my plant sales in 2021.
In order to produce a nice looking weeping Japanese maples Like Many in These Photos, you have to train the trees to grow upright, then all of the new growth comes out and weeps down.
Enjoy the movie and pay close attention the “one finger pruning lesson”.
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