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    Japanese Maple

    Hello,
    We live in north Dallas area. I found some green Japanese Maple saplings dirt cheap. Naturally, I couldn't resit buying some. Before I place them in the ground and potentially kill them, has anybody had any success growing them in about 80% sun? I have some other locations with more shade, but would really like them behind my pool.

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    Re: Japanese Maple

    Your climate is not conducive to Japanese Maples. They will die unless you figure out a way for them to get filtered sun. Even then, they might not survive. In full sun in your climate, a Japanese Maple will get leaf burn and eventually expire.
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    Re: Japanese Maple

    I grew a beautiful one here in Al in 75% sun. Their my fav tree. I wouldn't put it around the pool however. They lose their leaves in fall and make a mess!
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    Re: Japanese Maple

    You can grow them but you need 50% shade or a little more. We have several in Dallas.

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    Re: Japanese Maple

    Thanks for the responses. I've pretty much abandoned the idea of placing them behind the pool, as there is hardly any shade. I have a bloodgood in the front of my house that is thriving. So I'll have to work out somewhere in the front that gets shade for the new green maples.
    39' x 18' IG 3.5X4.5X9 34k gallon w/ raised spa, 3 stone scupers
    Jandy 60 SqFt DE, Jandy PDA PS6, Jandy JXi400 heater, Jandy 2.0 EPump w/SVRS
    A&A Manufacturing ICS w/G4 venturi heads
    2 incandescent lights in pool, 1 in spa.

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