I found at a local nursery this Japanese Maple “Going Green”. I believe it has a beautiful potential for a twin trunk (sokan) design. I did not purchase the tree yet, since I have concerns about two questions, which I would like to discuss with you:
According to the vendor, the bark’s grey color at the root base will stay. However, he also states, the green bark as well. I am not sure whether that’s correct, though. As far as I know, the bark of Japanese Maples turns grey/brown over time, so I am wondering whether the vendor did not know better or whether this is a (very) special behavior of the variety “Going Green”? (I could not find any of the classiv V-shaped grafting marks, although the soil was very compact, so digging in was difficult – according to the vendor, the tree has not been grafted)
What can I do about the scar between the two trunks? The other side of the tree does not have such a scar, but I want to keep my options as wide as possible.
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I am looking forward to your answers and the discussion with you