16 March 2014

A dwarf Japanese Maple, perfect for bonsai


Acer palmatum 'Oto Hime' low-growing, cascading dome shaped tree, with delicate feathered foliage, and a tendency to grow ‘outwards’ rather than ‘upwards’. . .

Hime is the Japanese word for princess, it initially referred to any beautiful female and here indicates small.



"Otohime" Japanese Maple
from an air-layer













Otohime bursts into spring
with yellow-green leaves and
 narrow reddish edging and tips.


"Otohime" Japanese Maple
 very small palmate leaves


Kanjohakuhi- a process of developing roots by peeling the bark from a trunk.


"Otohime" Japanese Maple gets its name from the fabled Japanese Princess who reigned at the bottom of an ocean kingdom.

THE STORY OF URASHIMA TARO, THE FISHER LAD




"Otohime" Japanese Maple Fall 2013 


Before:
Notice the contrast between the trunk
and the roots at the graft union


































After Removal:


PROCEDURE





Update:
Airlayer in 2010









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