Japanese maple

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Registered: 05-10-2008
Japanese maple
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Sat, 05-10-2008 - 11:50pm

I want to get a Japanese maple tree and the tag says it will grow to 18 feet.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: pawmomof2
Mon, 05-12-2008 - 12:52pm
I have no expertise with trees. My guess would be 8-10 feet from fence. In my old yard, the neighbors planted their trees too close to property line. The apron of the trees were on top of one another. Someone had to cut theirs back. The other side of the yard had my shrubs growing into the neighbors evergreens. I would have to cut those back at the fence line. It looked awkward on one side but provided a privacy hedge. What we all did was not too healthy for our plants/trees. Spacing is very important. Do you have a landscaping place close by where you could ask the question?
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Registered: 08-07-2003
In reply to: pawmomof2
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 9:13pm
I would put it a good 10ft out from the fence. Japenese mapples