More about our Japanese Maples...
Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers.
To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the specific information we provide about each plant.
More about the Golden Bark Japanese Maple...
Here's one that will knock your socks off! Bihou has outstanding, bright, golden-yellow branches and stems during winter and summer on an upright tree from 6 to 10 feet in height with a 4 to 6 foot spread. During the warm season, the lovely light green foliage contrasts wonderfully with the golden bark. Fall leaves are yellow with specks of orange.
Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.
Culture & Care
When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.
Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.
Sun - Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.
Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.
Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.
Planting Your Japanese Maple
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Most Helpful Reviews
It's still too new to give a good opinion.January 22nd 2015
I think I will love it when it "grows up." It has just been planted.
Reply from Gardener Direct:
Hi Cheryl - Thanks for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We love the Bihou maple and have two planted at our nursery here in central Georgia that are over 3 years old and doing great. The growth rate on these is quite fast compared to some other hybrid Japanese maples, and ours have at least tripled in size since planting. The bright yellow bark is eyecatching and makes this tree a conversation piece in the garden. Keep us posted as to how your Bihou does there in NC and let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!