Acer palmatum 'Mon Papa'

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  1. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This new tree is putting on its fall colors. I like the shape and color:

    "Olive-green spring color and then turning browinsh-crimson in the summer months. Holds color well. Fall time brings a bright orange-reddish color. Medium, upright tree reaching 10-13 ft. Very feathery in appearance due to the deeply divided leaves."
     

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    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ooh, I like the leaf shape.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, its lovely, isn't it? It reminds me of the old NBC Peacock (I'm dating myself here), but all red! :-)
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    very very nice!
     
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    Does anyone know the zone number for 'Mon Papa' ?
     
  6. Acerholic

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    This is my Acer palmatum ' Mon papa' A fathers day gift in 2019.
    The colour of the leaves on this one are very subtle. The gentle pink highlights the green veining beautifully IMO.
     

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    This is the up to date photo of my Mon Papa just discussed on the Cheering ourselves up with maples thread. Got through a very difficult few days of strong drying winds.
     

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    Thought I had better add my Autumn photo of this wonderful maple.
    I think it's colour is outstanding, especially against a back ground of greens.
     

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    Where was this wonderful gift purchased?
     
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    Photo this morning 9th August 2020, my Mon Papa is just starting to turn. Had to get very close to see it, but it is. Coping well with a few days of 30° plus heat.
     

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    All the colours are appearing now on all my maples and as promised I will keep the photo diary going to show the transformation. So much rain now and new growth, the new shoots are loving this weather at last.
    I do love the toothed lobes on my Mon papa, the rain drops just hang on them.
    23rd August 2020 photo.
     

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    4th September 2020 and the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter, which is a bit too fast for me. Busy time of the year in the garden for us maple growers, with less daylight !!!
    A morning with no dew or rain, but colours now popping up everywhere!!
    Lovely subtle changes now on my Mon Papa. Transition phase often overlooked.
     

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    6th September 2020 and there has been a lot of talk on the maples forum about the strange colours this year. Yes they are strange, but enjoyable to see none the less.
    Some early dew and my Mon Papa was rather photogenic this morning. So couldn't resist showing how this cultivar looks.
     

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    10th September 2020 and my maples are now racing into Autumnal colours. So warm and sunny at the moment, it does seem a bit strange though.
    Now this will grow into a very big tree in time, so if you are thinking of buying this cultivar, as some are. Do give it room.
     

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    A lot of PM's last night asking about many of my cultivars, so here this morning, 11th September 2020 is my Mon Papa. OK just one day later, but as promised here it is taken a few minutes ago.
     

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    13th September 2020 and the sun is shining and it is getting warmer and warmer once again. So I hope my photo conveys this lovely near Autumn day.
     

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    20th September 2020 and new growth plus some strange colouring on my maples now. Mon Papa is thank goodness doing everything right.
     

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    17th April 2021 and here is the start of one of my darkest in my collection, 'Mon Papa', just starting to unfurl.
    I don't see this one around too often in friends collections and I do wonder why, as it is perfect amongst the greens IMO.
    Mon Papa 193.JPG
     
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    3rd May 2021 in the very early morning sunshine, my Mon Papa has come to play for another year.
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    22nd May 2021and here is my Mon Papa after some heavy rain. Like a sugar coating!!
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    28th May 2021 and my Mon Papa is still performing with those deep dark reds.
    Mon papa 242.JPG Mon papa 243.JPG
     
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    6th April 2022 and my Mon Papa is under way. This is such a dark cultivar. Unfortunately my camera doesn't pick it up. I will update in a few weeks and try to show how dark a leaf it has.
    Mon Papa April 2022.JPG
     
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    I have one seedling sprouting from a dozen seeds sent by a friend. The cotyledons were green, but the first pair of leaves is red. I wonder how it will develop...
     
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    15th May 2022 and now in full leaf. This one has a dark sheen in the early sunshine.
    Mon Papa May 14th 2022.JPG
     
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    29th May 2022 and tree and leaf photos today in my garden.
    Mon Papa 29th May 2022.JPG Mon Papa 29th May 2022 (2).JPG
     
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