Appreciation: Maples Autumn 2023

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Yes I know it's a bit early and the weather is turning hot... but I have maples changing colour fast in my garden, so I thought let's get this thread going. I'm hoping for a blaze of reds , oranges and yellows this year.

    A young Aratama
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    Aconitifolium x 2
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    Vic pink x 2
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    Twombley's Red Sentinel (still struggling to go upright after the damage last year)
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    Ginala flame
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    Black lace
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    Brocade x2

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    Ornatum

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    A couple of pics of part of my garden

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    5th September,and after a hot night, then morning dew, my rufinerve's Autumn colours are doing quite nicely.
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Many of my trees (they're potted) are showing signs of stress because of the successive heat waves and drought we've had this summer.

    Last Saturday (it was already 30°C) I went to the Ilex arboretum of Meung-sur-Loire - I had my mosquito repellent with me, thank god!
    Here are a few photos of Acers that are left to grow naturally among the near-hundred of box-trees varieties:

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    The first time I've seen a crataegifolius. From a distance, I thought it was a buergerianum :

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A few more in todays 31° heat, but Autumn colours are contimuing here in southern England. With a few spring leaves as well. They are getting quite confused !!!

    Orangeola
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    Summer gold
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    Trident
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    Red Wine
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    Some superb colours on Jordan - IMG_2845.jpeg
     
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    one noteworthy tree regarding tolerance and early fall colouring. This sangu kaku continues to amaze us, especially the abuse it has taken with the heat / smoke and wind the past few months.
    I took the pic first thing this morning
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    How are your Tsuma Gaki’s doing? IMG_2915.jpeg IMG_2916.jpeg
     
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    As a first year maple beginner I wish my plants can survive to next year lol
    Amagishiguri lost all leaves in summer and get a few new growth thanks god
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    Same as Mila
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    Aureum is doing great
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    dragon master got some new leaves
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    autumn moon and pumpkin terrible dry leaves
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    shaina
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    orange dream lost all leaves as well but have a late spring new growth
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    Poor Jordan and Purple ghost
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    I also have rainbow, Lilian’s jewel and Hana Matoi lost all leaves and so far didn’t see any new growth so worry lol
     
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    God they are so amazing in the ground! Have to visit it someday
     
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    Couple of garden pics
    Wakehurst pink
    Fire cracker
    Ukigumo x3
    New growth on Oridono-nishiki
    Reticulatum
    Sharon - really interesting green and black leaf
    Baldsmith
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    We had several periods of very hot and dry weather, then rainstorms, and again, it's unusually sunny for September here : today it was 25°C.

    Even some of my maples that are in 90% shade have more or less suffered.

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    Among those that were in almost full sun and, 'Rainbow', 'Phoenix', and 'Arakawa' (with Acer laevigatum on the right) :

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    Though I repotted it in the spring and put it in a larger pot with big pine bark on top and around, the leaves of the 'Sango kaku' turned red early.
    The 'Atropurpureum dissectum' of some sort managed well until a few days ago :

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    'Beni hagoromo' was about to lose its leaves, so I put it in 90% shade in July, and it's faring not so bad :

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    Now for the worst : 'Tsuma gaki'. I already lost one, it's one of my favourite but it seems I just can't keep it healthy, no matter what :

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    One of the healthiest in my "livestock", a seedling from 'Ryusen' :

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    ... I remember putting the heating on in the evening in mid-September 20 years ago.
    Now, I open the windows, so the rooms get some fresh air when the sun goes down (10° - 25°+)...
     
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    My TG only gets an hours sun a day and could not be more sheltered from wind
     

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    @AlainK both of our TG’s seem to have spots and holes on their leaves..mines growing and pushing out more leaves but looks a bit ropey by August..

    Funny enough my Beni Hagoromo (1.5m) was struggling so I also moved it to a shaded position pre summer.. with only an hour or two morning sun..looking much happier..will take another year or two for the leaves to become densely populated again
     
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    Last night my hamster died in sleep. Aureum suddenly turn yellow. Does it know? Fall comes finally
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    Hey - sorry to hear that your beloved pet passed away.. In brighter spirits your Aureum is looking really good :)
     
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    Quite a lot of colour differences around a single Orange Dream
     

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    Aureum has already curled up for the season here, helped along by an atmospheric river.

    A few days ago was still some developing color, no need to show the brownout this year.
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    There's this one that was from a tray of "various seeds". At first, I thought it was a cross from a shirasawanum, but now I'm pretty sure it's a pseudosieboldianum.

    In the last heat wave, it lost most of its leaves, those remaining were badly scorched.

    I thought it would wait until next spring, but we had several days of rain last week. And today I noticed that it's pushing out new leaves, and even flowers !
    It's usually a bad sign of over-stress (le chant du cygne ?...), and I was afraid it would use all its reserves.
    So I slip-potted it (the roots were not so tight), 5 cm at the bottom, 2.5 cm around and added a little slow-release fertilizer.
    Fingers crossed...

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    Acer Palmatum Akane x 2

    Acer Palmatum Hoshi Kuzu

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    A few of mine just starting to change colour as the daylight hours rapidly decreases.

    Black Lace
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    English Lace
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    Summer Gold
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    Vic Pink
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    Mikawa yatsubusa
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Small potted trees, the first one a cutting made made some 25/30 years ago :

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    An air-layer :

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    A clone of 'Orange Dream' in too shallow a pot for such a hot October :

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    circinatum transitioning

    early morning
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    mid- morning
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    Few different cultivars from this week , colours are changing very quickly now with all the potted/containerised trees , where as the ground guys still think they are in late Summer mode :)
    Following pictures are of Acontifolium , Omureyama , and finally O'isami from today with the only bit of sun we have had all week in Yorkshire !!
     

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    This one too was kept in the shade and watered almost daily :

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