Acer palmatum 'Aoba jo'

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  1. swanny

    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a picture of my "Aoba Jo" taken today, this tree leafs out first of all my 22 maples. Four feet tall and about as wide.
    Swanny
     

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    What is the fall color?
     
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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Aoba Jo"

    Fall color primarily a golden yellow with hint of orange and the occassional splash of red.
     
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    Our Aoba Jo gets very little fall color, but its spring color is a nice peachy bronze and it has great form.
     
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    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a picture of my Aoba Jo leafing out taken on April 14, 2006.

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    A great cultivar. Mine is globe shaped for the present, but clearly it wants to branch out. This photo was taken April 2, 2007.
     

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    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Aoba jo update

    Attached four photos from today and one from this Summer illustrating the leaf change on my little 'Aoba jo' - one of my favorite trees!

    Swanny
     

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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Most lovely!! I'll have to add this one to my "wish list"! :-)

    Thanks for sharing...
     
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    I find this tree to be interesting in that it grows like a dwarf but the leaves are larger than most dwarfs.
     

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    Wanted to add some pics here of my Aoba Jo. I bought it two years ago from Mendocino Maples and it came as a tiny 12" tree. It is now a smidge over 3 feet tall and wide so it grew pretty fast into it's stated full form. I'll be curious to see if it gets any bigger.
     

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    Well, mine sure has grown larger over time. I prune it like mad each winter to keep it from taking over my yard.
     
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    really! How tall do you think it would grow if you let it? Good info to know.
     
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    I don't really know how large it would eventually grow. However, mine is currently about 4' tall and shaped in a globe about 3' in diameter, maybe just a bit larger. This past winter I cut at least 18" off everything to prune it down to about 2-1/2' in diameter and did some major thinning. Mine is a robust grower, and I cut it back a lot each winter. I suspect by the end of summer it will again be about 5' in diameter and about 5' tall. It's in a special place where I introduce my front garden, and it's just taking over the place where it's situated. I think next year I might move it so it has more room and just do marginal pruning for a couple years to see how large it can go. So far it's pretty clear that mine can grow larger than what's written about this tree as having a 3' max.
     
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    That's good to know. Mine is in a location that can get bigger without any worries of it outgrowing its space so I will leave it alone with minimal pruning. I hope it gets a litter bigger actually. I'll update in a year or two with notes of size.
     
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    This one definitely seems like a fast grower: mine is still only small, but it's doubled in size over the last year.
     

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    I have heard it is a very prolific grower Xi. I will watch yours with interest, especially as you have it in a pot.
     
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    The established leaves aren't really anything to write home about, I think, but the new growth on this one is quite pretty:

    20210529 Palmatum, Aobajo.jpg
     
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    I was offered this one the other day by a friend and declined due to room constraints, but seeing yours Xi, I might change my mind.
     
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    If you can squeeze it in somewhere, you should definitely reconsider - I would love to see your pictures if you get one!
     
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    Will do Xi, now where to find a space, thats the problem, lol.
     
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    Haha yes, I know that problem all too well! Funny how there's always 'room for just one more' somewhere, though...!
     
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    That's what I have been saying for so many years, but now the balloon might just go pop, Lol.
     
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