Acer palmatum 'First Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

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    14th September 2020 and although it is going to be hot later, a lovely early morning dew was on my maples.
    First ghost with new growth and a look of frosting on the leaf, is really somehing to behold!!!
     

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    21st September 2020, the day before the Equinox and my First ghost has the strangest new growth. Perhaps it has eventually realised it's nearing October!!!
     

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    24th September 2020 and Autumn has really hit home quickly. Cold nights and lots of rain already. But raindrops on colourful leaves is why Autumn is a favorite for so many of us Maple enthusiasts.
     

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    29th September 2020 and my First ghost is golding into it's greens a lot later this year. More than it has ever done actually.
     

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    8th October 2020 and I've posted this today due to requests on PM's. Several have asked about the difference between First and Sister ghost.
    I have tried to get as close as I could for a detailed leaf pattern.
     

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    12th October 2020 and my First ghost is holding on and on with it's Summer colours. I will keep the photo diary going regularly over the next few weeks as requested.
     

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    21st October 2020 and I thought I would show my First ghost for people to see how late this cultivar colours up in the Autumn in zone 8b.
     

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    26th October 2020 and I wanted to show how quickly First ghost can get ready to drop it's leaves. Not one of tbe longest for Autumn colour each year.
     

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    It was lovely to chat to some new members on PM's the other day, one of the questions was, can I post more of my early Spring photos to show their progression ? So here goes on the 25th March 2021.
    First ghost 710.JPG
     
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    First gost !!my F.g.
     

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    That is beautiful Alex, such a creamy white when the whole tree is seen. Btw a new member from Rome @LorenzoDec I'm sure will be very interested in your postings this year, as will I.
     
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    an amazing introduction of the Mr.Talon B. nursery !
     
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    Yes agreed, the ghost series are very special indeed.
     
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    After Alex @alex66 posted his beautiful First ghost yesterday, I was keen to see how mine was progressing this morning. 28th March 2021.
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    Oh for the warmth of Rome. But it's on the way.
     
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    2nd April 2021 and always the first to leaf out of my ghosts. And always catches the Spring frosts. And yes they are coming in a few days.
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    18th April 2021 and what can be more ghostly than a First ghost leafing out.
    The spraying twice a day with saved rainwater due to frosts, has worked for another year it seems.
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    4th May 2021 and now my First ghost is showing what it's made of.
    This is what I like so much about this cultivar, the deep grooved markings between the each lobe.
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    14th May 2021 and my First ghost enjoyed the few drops of rain.
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    19th May 2021 and the rain has made my First ghost very happy indeed. And now some sun.
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    1st June 2021 and my First ghost is going into Sumner phase when so many of my maples are still in early Spring. What a strange year we are having !!
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    7th June 2021 and my First ghost is colouring up nicely now.
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    Loving it bit of summer rain, definitely one of my favourites
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    I fell in love with this cultivar ever since seeing Charlie's. So I'm in full agreement about being a favourite.
     
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    Mine is looking stunning at the moment
    First Ghost 2021.jpg
     
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    'First Ghost'

    Pic taken November 15th
     

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