2022 discount rack contest: 19mateo83’s Acer Palmatum #2

19Mateo83

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I wasn’t planning on entering another tree but since Tis the season for close outs and discounted trees I figured what the heck. I picked this one up at lowes today. I was asking the cashier about the discount trees and he asked me which ones I was interested in. I looked around and found this “crimson queen” originally $59.99. The graft had died way earlier this year and the understock looks like it put on a ton of growth. He told me the lowest he could mark it down to was $12.49! SOLD!
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It’s got a nice thick base on it with tons of low bud sites, it’s even got the start of a nice flaring nebari.
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It’s quite chunky for a $13 tree
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The plan for this one is to chop out the thick center trunk and one of the lower branches that’s growing too close to another branch, then chop all remaining branches between the 2nd and 3rd nodes. Hopefully I can get a decent little tree out of this one in 4.5 years😎
 
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