Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    Haha, that's very true! Jordan may have the crown now, but as you say Summer Gold will still be going strong when we get into July and August, so I'm sure it'll win overall.
     
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    My big Summer Gold is in full sun, and it's starting to develop that colour it's famous for. Looking forward to watching that colour deepen and spread across all the branches:

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    Yellow to golden yellow, couldn't agree more Xi, gorgeous!!
     
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    From bright sun to rain: the same branch as in my post above, showing how the colours really pick up every bit of sun when it's out, and become so much more subtle when it's overcast:

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    Subtle and beautiful, haven't seen a Sumner Gold with those soft yellows Xi.
     
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    It definitely reacts to the light-levels around it and reflects back everything it gets: it is not normally nearly this understated!
     
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    Early morning Summer Gold:

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    6th July 2022 and a contrast to Xi's early morning photo. Late afternoon sun for my photos today.
    Summer Gold 6th July 2022.JPG Summer Gold 6th July 2022 (2).JPG
     
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    Gorgeous! It's developing that summer colour so prettily, isn't it?
     
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    Agree Xi and still one of the best of cultivars that I have ever purchased
     
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    This tree is rock solid. It is not phased by anything the British weather throws at it, and is showing off its summer colours so prettily now:

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    Looking up through mine earlier
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    Big Summer Gold still very happy in the hot and dry conditions:

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    This is a real winner. I would gladly recommend this maple to anyone. Yours is looking lovely Xi.
     
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    my Summer Gold has a small red sport for summer, looking like a flower. I just hope it's not temporary :)

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    Seems to be happening more and more with these mild Aureums. But agreed, quite a novelty to look at .
     
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    27th April 2023 and this one doesn't mind what is thrown at it weather wise. Frosts ,heat and drought, heavy constant rain. A very good cultivar indeed.
    So here is my first Spring photo for this year of my Summer Gold.

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    16th May 2023 and my Summer Gold will be like this until November now. A real winner in my garden. I can't recommend thus one enough...such a very good tree.
    PXL_20230516_154206162.jpg PXL_20230516_154236989.jpg
     
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    7th September 2023 and my Summer Gold is delivering some lovely colours.
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    That's so beautiful , top of my wish list, too bad we can't get it here in Australia.
     
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    It does so well in heat, so would be perfect in Australia... maybe.. Glad you liked the photo of mine.
     
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    Absolutely, I love your Summer Gold.
    Summers in Australia can get to high 30 degrees Celsius easily, sometimes even low 40s. My favourite Japanese Maples are yellow ones with red margins, even though we don't have Summer Gold but my Orange Dream(s) are very similar and they are fabulous, that's why I have 5 of them .
     

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    If Orange Dream survives in your location,then Summer Gold will definatly do well. Hope it gets to suppliers down under soon for you.
     

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