Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    All down to light conditions IMO G. Also I feel that Olsen's Frosted Strawberry is a stronger cultivar than Amagi shigure and holds it's colour longer. But a caveat to this is that this is in my area, yours maybe different in Spain.

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    Thanks for the pictures, D! They look very nice. I was indeed expecting a large tree because I noticed the seeds :)
    How old is yours?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Kurt, these two are 5 years old, so very young. But they will not get any bigger due to where they are planted. I carry out lots of careful pruning in March each year.
    I have many sized maples in my garden from 4 mtrs to just 1 mtr. But with 180 cultivars, I have to be on top of them all, otherwise I would have a jungle. Lol.

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    @Acerholic a jungle..god forbid hahahahaha:)
     
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    Interesting, D.... I wonder: you say "due to where they are planted". Can you explain what you mean with this? Are certain locations better or worse for growing big? I know that sun can be a bit much on these types of maples... But any other thing's I should know?
     
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    Hi Kurt, what I was trying to say was that these are planted in an area to give the most shade. I find that the lighter coloured Shirasawanum's can burn easily if they get too much afternoon sun. So in my garden to get this I have to keep them a bit smaller as I don't have the room elsewhere with the required shade.
    If I had more room and in a shaded area, I would let them grow to whatever height they want.
    So it's just garden management. Hope that explains why mine are kept small.

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    As usual no credit goes to me with my hands off pruning regime. LOL

    Does seem a vigorous grower, less than 2 years ago mostly a small tuft...
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    Maples love Oregon it seems G.
     
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    Hello - looks great..what cultivar is that tree please?
     
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    older shot of japonicum 'Green Cascade' from previous page
     
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    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    The Ghost and the Hebe, isn't that a movie, lol
    Purple Ghost
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Combo !

    'Trompenburg', and in the top left, 'Beni hagoromo' that has turned green, in the right-hand bottom 'Tama hime', and in the background an Acer campestre of some sort that has less divided leaves than most of the trees we see around - and it's not a monspessulanum, the stalks bleed a milky sap like all campestre:

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    In the top-right, of course...

    'Rainbow' and 'Hana matoi' :

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    PS : "In the top-right, of course..."
    Do you know the one about the agnostic insomniac dyslexic ?...
     
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    Oh my, you can't get away with a simple "like" for that one. What a truly beautiful little tree!
     
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    Good morning, well what a night that was. Heavy rain and strong winds here in Southern England. But not as much as was forecast thankfully. A lovely sunny start now, so here are a few photos.
    They are Manyo no sato, Fujinami nishiki, Red Wine, Black Lace, Oshu shidare, Tsuma beni, Coral magic and Phoenix.
    Manyo no sato 294.JPG Fujinami nishiki 294.JPG Red Wine 294.JPG Black Lace 294.JPG Oshu shidare 294.JPG Tsuma beni 294.JPG Coral magic 294.JPG Phoenix 294.JPG
     
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    Hello all,

    New to this forum and already received a warm welcome from Derek (Acerholic). Got my first ever JM around 2 months ago - a Sango-Kaku.

    I have since purchased 10 additional trees. Here are some pictures.

    Sango-Kaku
    Skeeter’s Broom, Koto no Ito, Sekka Yatsubusa
    Orange Dream
    Fireglow
    Ukigumo
    Garnet, Olsen’s Frosted Strawberry, Hana Matoi, Amber Ghost

    Enjoy!
     

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    Hi Nas welcome to the forum lovely trees glad to see I’m not the only one who goes full tilt after falling for Maples!!!
     
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    We sure have J. Buy 1 then 10 more, you are hooked, Lol. They all look very healthy, so you will get some lovely colours this Autumn.

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    Good morning, it is wonderful to see new maple lovers coming to the forum, it cheers me up no end and especially on a dull start to the day.
    So my theme this morning is cloud and Summer rain in my garden.
    Summer rain 296.JPG Omurayama 295.JPG Pink filigree lace 295.JPG Orangeola 295 (2).JPG Orangeola 295.JPG Sumi Nagashi 295.JPG Purple ghost 295.JPG Grandma ghost 295.JPG Red dissectum 295 (2).JPG Red dissectum 295.JPG Baby ghost 295.JPG Uncle ghost 295.JPG
    They are :- Dark clouds coming in, Omureyama, Pink filigree lace, Orangeola x2, Suminagashi, Purple ghost, Grandma ghost, Red dissectum x2, Baby ghost, and Uncle ghost.
     
  21. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    Morning D, lovely pictures as ever. I adore your Grandma Ghost, can't believe how different it looks to mine, I'm getting a bit concerned that mine may have been mislabelled in fact. I suppose time will tell, perhaps it'll change next year.
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    Good morning N, yours is young, it will change a lot next year as with all the ghost series. The reticulation will come..

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    I do hope so, thanks for the reassurance.
     
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    Greetings from the west coast Nas. I know we refer to TO as "The Big Smoke" out this way. But right about now we are rivalling you for the title! Lovely maples by the way, I wish you the best with all of them.
     
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