Acer buddies

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  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Hello, @dicky5ash - I think this is the page you're interested in -

    https://helleborus.de/
     
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  2. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Have anyone tried growing them from seed?
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, 99% of my hellebores are from seed. They take a couple of years minimum to get to flowering size, mind. Just make sure to choose the best coloured parent plants to take the seeds from.

    Also had some occurances of weed hellebore seedlings growing in maple pots where tall flower stalks overhang the pot - they would be too big to be buddies like this and unfortunately have to be exterminated.
     
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    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

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    Thanks Margot - as it happens I have quite a few of theirs, they are really strong plants
     
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    Here’s a few more..I really like the leafy variegation in the second photo
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have a great appreciation for the plain green hellebores. They self seed, and the cyclamen spreads every year also.
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  7. dicky5ash

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    Lovely flowers, understated class!
     
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  8. LoverOfMaples

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    So tomorrow delivery includes:
    Onyx Odyssey
    Red Sapphire
    Peppermint Ice
    Jade Tiger
    Cotton Candy
    I can't wait to get my hands on them!

    Thank yall for introducing me to something new and fun to grow! BTW, these little beautiful plants are a little costly. Are they also elsewhere?
     
  9. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    id love to grow corsican hellebores
     
  10. dicky5ash

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    I looked up your selection, very nice..I notice they are all doubles..look out for some of the singles too they are some lovely understated beauties out there. I’d try and place them in semi shaded areas not in blistering sun spots..bit like most JM!

    They cost between £5 and £22 here..size and cultivar dependant..you can often pick up £22 ones at the end of the season for a fiver.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    In the sunshine today
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  12. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    A MASSIVE rose. Usually theres a bunch of these mega sized roses but now theres only one :( sad to be moving from here
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Some sort of christmas plant. Nice small tree
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    A large weeping willow, it was only 3ft when i planted it back in march of 2019. Now it is much taller than the older jacaranda next to it
     

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    Peach tree flowering
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Here are some photos of this backyard. Going to miss it dearly
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I planted several strains of "botanical tulips" in pots, just to see what they looked like and how I could use them. Most of them are higher than the 15-20 cm they were said to be, but perhaps they would be different in the soil, or in a less rich mix, with no fertilizer. The white and violet one is much better when it flowers, some of the buds are still to open :

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    And a Malus 'Evereste' is a nice companion for the maples in the garden :

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  18. dicky5ash

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    Here’s a nice couple of complementary trees that add a different flavour - Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi - the last photo shows a similar but different cultivar
     

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    Few of my Acer buddies from a few days ago.

    Irises
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    I can't remember the name of them
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    I'm sure they won't be around too much longer due to the freeze we are having.
     
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    Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy - picked this up dormant in a nursery - I was a bit worried it was dead at one point as the bark is so hard and black and it really was hard to tell whether the buds were alive..they looked dead in all honesty! But no :)
    Only just leafing out so not the best photos..I love the shape and colour of the leaves on this one..also has lovely little flowers but they are too small atm will post a photo in a few days.
     

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    This is what I gather it will look like in the Autumn.. plus a shot of its flowers
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    They do get pretty big though, although smaller than the species. Usually the flowers come out before the leaves, so don't know if you'll see much until next year. 'Forest Pansy' is a spectacular plant, your going to love it! I think they do OK in container culture if you want to keep it smaller.

    A few years ago I rescued an unlabeled Cercis (not F.P.) from the supermarket, all dried our in a basket pot with roots exposed. They were ready to throw it out, so I offered 5€. It sulked for a while and lost some size, but eventually prospered and now is a big presence. I love the contrast it makes with the lemony Princeton Gold.

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    Thanks - will see how it gets on in a big pot for a bit - think I may have missed the flowers.. Your ceris looks spectacular!
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Small buddies for small trees : Rhodohypoxis for potted maples, "bonsai" :

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    The tiny bulbs separate and develop throughout the season, with new flowers for weeks.

    A photo from years ago, June 2016 :

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  25. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Every time I see this thread, I wonder, what's the new species Acer buddies? Should it be grammatically corrected to Acer buddiesii? Can anyone provide a description, and its botanical etymology? C'mon everyone, be inventive!

    :-))
     

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