10 Surprising Things About Growing Beautiful Japanese Maples

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If you’re looking for ideas on how to grow beautiful Japanese Maples, these tips will give you a great head start. You may be surprised by some of them!

10 Surprising Things About Growing Beautiful Japanese Maples | If you want to add a Japanese Maple to your landscape (or you already have one growing in your garden) but aren't sure how to care for it, these tips on fertilizing, pruning and growing in containers (among other things) are very helpful!Growing Japanese Maples

A couple of months ago, I talked about the elements that go into making a Japanese Garden…with the idea that I would be creating one in my yard this summer.

And I have to admit one of the reasons why I want a Japanese garden is that I love Japanese maples! To tell the truth, I have quite a few of them in my garden already…the Japanese Garden will just give me an excuse to get a couple more.

Japanese Maples have a bit of a reputation for being finicky, but they’re actually really easy to grow and care for once you get the hang of it.  There are just a few things you need to know to keep them happy.

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Keep reading to find my tips for growing beautiful Japanese Maples.

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  • I was gifted a Japanese maple, which had long been potted and rootbound. I took it home and planted it in my garden.

    Will it ever recover, or will it be a bonsai for the rest of its existence? If it is bonsai’d, I’ll need to move it to a more spectacular location. 🙂

    • Hi Jeremy…The Japanese maple should recover eventually, especially if you loosened up the roots before you put it in the ground. They do grow pretty slowly so it may take a couple of years before you start to see some progress.

  • Hi Wanda, great article!! You seem very educated on the subject. Do you have a “green” education, or have you just learned throughout the years? (Here is a personal question– how did you get into blogging and how/do you get paid?) I have a green background as well, and I would like to do what you do. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!–Lisa

    • Hi Lisa…I learned my gardening skills from experience, although I have done a lot of reading and going to seminars over the years so I’ve gained a lot of knowledge that way.

      I originally started the blog as a creative outlet, but now it’s my full-time job. I make money from ads and affiliate sales. You can read more about it here: How I Make Money Blogging and How To Grow Blog Traffic. Gardening blogs do very well, especially during the growing season, so I think it’s definitely worth trying!

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