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Johin Japanese Maple
Acer 'Johin'Also Known As - Red Full Moon Maple
Air Layering Propagation,Grafting Propagation,Cutting,Division,Seed Propagation
full sun,part shade
The Johin Japanese Maple needs full sun in the morning and afternoon, as well as some afternoon shade. It should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with a minimum of 4 hours in the morning and 2 to 4 hours in the afternoon. Avoid exposing it to intense midday sun as it is more susceptible to sunburn.
Johin Japanese maples should be pruned in early spring, before new growth appears. Pruning should be light, removing no more than 10-15% of the tree at each pruning session. Pay particular attention to crossing or exposed branches, and those that are crossing the center of the tree. Heavy pruning should be avoided, as this encourages weak and leggy growth. Additionally, take care not to prune away any flower buds or new shoots that are forming.