1. L

    Lorax7 Shishigashira #2 progression

    Japanese Maple ’Shishigashira’ bought from the nursery in spring 2021, repotted it and took an air layer from it. Here it is in fall 2021. Spray paint can for size reference.
  2. L

    Lorax7 Shishigashira #1 progression

    Bought the parent tree this spring. Repotted it and started this air layer at about the same time. Harvested this air layer about a month ago and potted in a mesh bottom tray. Here it is in fall 2021:
  3. Wulfskaar

    Wulfskaar's Shishigashira Maple (Lion's Head)

    I got this Shishigashira Maple as a gift a few weeks ago. It's nice and bushy and seems healthy so far. The trunk is about 1" thick or maybe a bit more, so it could stand to get bigger. It's got a lot of foliage everywhere, including coming out of the lower trunk, which I think will be a good...
  4. J

    Acer Palmatum | Shishigashira - Feedback on my plan

    --- Overview and Goals --- I have a Shishigashira, currently growing as a landscape tree, that I want to continue to field grow with the intention to turn into bonsai in the future. The trunk of this tree is 2". I'd like to keep it in the ground another few years to thicken the trunk and develop...
  5. Fishtank307

    A. palmatum 'shishigashira'

    Hi everyone! I just came back from a tree nursery with this rather large Acer palmatum shishigashira. They had a lot of japanese maples for 'garden use' in stock and I remembered this cultivar being used for bonsai. It was on sale, so I didn't really hesitate. The base and cultivar was what...
  6. DamianTrimboli

    Acer Palmatum Shishigashira - Possible Verticillium?

    Hello! I have this acer palmatum shishigashira, which is developing a black band in the trunk.. is this verticillium?
  7. parhamr

    Shishigashira project (air layering)

    I've wanted some fancy maple cultivars, so I trekked down to "Garden World" where premium landscaping trees are sold on consignment by local growers. For $75, I got a 6' tall Shishigashira Japanese Maple in a 6 gallon nursery can. It appears to be grafted about 5" above the soil line, but it's...
  8. Grant Hamby

    Shishigashira Air Layer Project

    I got this tree when I first started bonsai (last summer) from a local nursery. That was before I knew about weird grafts and long boring trunks, so this spring I tried to air layer it. I watched the Graham Potter video a couple times and then went to work. It's fall now and nothing but callous...
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