Acer palmatum 'Hino tori nishiki'

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  1. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a seedling selection from Dick van der Maat, introduced in 1997, but of unknown parentage since it was found in front of the nursery.

    Spring color is bright red (as seen in the first 3 pics taken in March this year). It slowly turns green throughout the season (see the last two pics), becoming deep green at the end of the Summer, with new leaves again red. Fall colors (sorry no pics) vary according to exposition but orange-red if in sun.

    Nice, vigorous (Dick thinks adult height may be between 2-4 m) grower with undoubtedly Spring interest. Hope it is offered soon in the U.S.

    Exposition for the tree is dappled shade throughout the day

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Attractive tree and nice photos, wondering what the 'Hinotori' part of the name means.
     
  3. Dick van der Maat

    Dick van der Maat Member Maple Society

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    Acer palmatum 'Hino-tori nishiki'

    Hino-tori means fire bird.

    Dick van der Maat
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    The older leaves look a little variegated--is that where the "nishiki" part came in?

    David
     
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    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Perhaps the nishiki in this case refers to the reddish new growth on the green older growth. Nishiki can sometimes be used in this manner.
     
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    Ok. I don't happen to know much about the Japanese or various names in other languages. Or their many and varied meanings. LOL

    David
     
  8. Dick van der Maat

    Dick van der Maat Member Maple Society

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    Hello,
    This picture is taken early spring . you can see it is good varigated. The red shoots goming later.

    Dick
     

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    Please find enclosed pics of my Hinotori nishiki bought a few years back as a young graft it certainly a pleasure to the eye, kept under the shade of a large Osakazuki it loves it's present spot and certainly comes out in the spring with a beautiful pastel pink shade with a variagated pattern.

    Looks like this will mature into a lovely tree over the coming years.
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Great spring colour. Keep this one against the north side of a building, Little to no direct sun but bright shade if you will. Moved it to the other side of a path for pictures as better background.
     

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    I am going to edit the title as it has been confirmed as 'Hino tori nishiki' by Dick van der Maat and it is also confirmed in Vertrees 4th edition page 353.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    A few weeks later looking more variegated
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    The more I see it the more I love it M.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi, the colour changes it goes through are a little like 'Beni tsukasa' and I think like that cultivar sun exposure plays a part in how long it holds colour. Mine is in bright shade with a little evening direct sun at this time of year. If I can time it right I will take pics when the first flush has reached maximum green, when the second flush comes in and when it turns in autumn and update this thread accordingly.
     
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    I will look forward to it M. Thanks also for giving full details on exposure etc, that's really helpful.

    D
     
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    Another week later and the pink/red colouration has almost entirely disappeared. I didn't make a record of when it first leafed out so cannot say exactly how long the colour lasted, best guess is about eight weeks.
    Still looks attractive but not showy any longer. It is next to an 'Orido nishiki' and in the early part of the season the 'Hinotori nishiki' looked far better, but now it has faded while 'Orido nishiki' has grown into its colouration and provides more interest.
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    Second flush leaves now starting in mid July, here they are contrasted with original leave:
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