Maples Spring 2024

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  1. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

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    One of you helpful regulars on here suggested I could remove a fairly large patch of Pseudomonas with a razor blade last Spring - which was on a Manyo no sato tree when it arrived from a shameful online retailer of of various garden plants. I took off 50% of the bark round the girth of trunk so to make sure all of the diseased bark and a bit more was removed..it was quite an invasive procedure..but so far so good! Thank you

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I also saw what looks like 'Ukigumo' in the park, a big tree, at least 9-10 metres tall :

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    Next to it, another big one with so many flowers that it looked like a "pointillist" painting when looking up :

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    " View attachment 249909" is an invalid link mate, sorry.

    But looking at...

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    ... I think you did the right thing.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    That Wakehurst Pink is awfully pretty. I've always been a little afraid of this one, how tough is it? Not another Taylor?? Hey Rich, you need to join us at Wakehurst in May!!

    Here's another batch from me. More opening, but still slow going to fan out the leaves. Will it stop raining before I finish my ark? Let's see, two paperbarks, two Sango kaku's ... gonna be tough to do the triage, lol.

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    An unusual cultivar, I dislike that the accepted name is 'Asagi nishiki', because some nursery changed the name (in Japan) to sell more of them. I wish the older (and juicier) name got precedence, but the Japanese don't seem to operate the same way as in the West.

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    Brandt's Dwarf now coming in well. A, laxiflorum has wonderful flowers, but the leaves are so shiny just now... Yasmin very dark, it keeps it's color well for us but would be happier with more shade (also greener).

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    Some seedling selections I have planted in the garden. The Red Bark was going to be named, because it is quite spectacular in spring and keeps good red bark all year, but it got verticillium. People have asked me to propagate SFF, but not sure yet.

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    A really good wild sikkimense, I hope it will prove hardy. Still inside for now, quite small.

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    Endlessly fascinating Usugumo, nand Wakisaka nishiki, now correctly recognized as A. morifolium. (I had it as rubescens, and actually saw it listed as capillipes, which is a bit silly).

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    Those bright spring reds

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    Contrasting colors and shapes. Akane hauchiwa is newly planted.

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    The earliest pink sycamore is Leat's cottage. It's such a slow grower, I never anticipated a problem, but it is now outgrowing its place a bit...

    -E
     
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    It's such a pleasure to see your trees...
     
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    Just following good advice from folks on here :)
     
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    Re Yasmin - agreed my one is happiest in a fairly shady spot along with Trompenburg..I tried the latter in a very sheltered but slightly sunnier position last year and it didn’t like it at all
     
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    Strolling around the garden this morning
    Radiant
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    Milligan
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    Linearilobum
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    Amagi Shigure
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    Baldsmith
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    Hey Rich, yes you're right, I was looking at Phoenix. Those pinks are always a little scary in our climate, with the cold springs.

    That's very successful surgery, always a tricky and risky procedure. I avoid it as much as possible, but there are times when there's really no choice. Nice job.

    In May TMSBI is visiting Wakehurst and Borde Hill, after a nursery get-together and with a silent auction. I'll DM you.

    -E
     
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    Wakehurst sounds appealing - thank you.

    I’ve got a couple of Wilson’s Pink dwarf trees, you might also like, a tiny one that got hit bad by aphids a few years ago, that’s just about recovered and a 5/6ft one..that throws out a superb pink Spring display - but not out yet.
     
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    Just before storm Kathlene hits, a few more from my garden leafing out this morning.

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    Mikawa yatsubusa
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    The wind hasn't been bad here, and "scattered showers" has actually let the ground dry out a little; warm temperatures, to things continuing to burst. I'd love it if the ground dried enough to get the tractor to the wood pile! I weeded around a young Orangeola, it was just mucky soup. No wonder it's not performing brilliantly... Here are some from yesterday and today.

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    Japanese Sunrise is underrated, the yellow bark is really very striking.

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    Some new leaves, really too early for Nizetii, but Postelense is magnificent from the first burst.


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    These are sister seedlings, probably both from Burgundy Lace, wide growing with deeply cut (and similar) leaves, one green that goes almost whitish during summer, the other that holds a good deep red. I planted them side by side.

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    The Red Bark selection is another SK seedling, with bark that holds a good red all year. But it leafs out very early and hates too much sun, so I've kept it in a pot. It's a maple that people want to buy, until I explain how tetchy it is, after which they always say "no thanks!"

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    Some pretty species, A. maximowiczii really showing the leaf shape now. The red palmatum is another selection I've planted out, it does well in sun.

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    Two similar yet very distinct A. morifolium cultivars. Wakikasa nishiki has better variegation, but the bark on Yakushima nishiki is always spectacular. I bought these as A. rubescens cultivars.

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    One of my favorite selections in Spring, again an SK seedling but with bright green bark that makes a fabulous contrast with the deep purple leaves. Crimson Carole is newly planted this year, sort of an upright dissectum, but without having very lacy leaves.

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    Wilson’s pink dwarf tree and close up
    Skeeters broom
    Kinshi
    Sango Kaku - putting on crazy growth despite being in a pot.
    Trompenberg and black lace
    Orange lace - new last year - seems to be strong
    last 2 photos show lots of plants bunched up on a very sheltered raised part of the garden - keeping them there for a few weeks till there is no sign of frost.
     

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    Great, great pictures as usual.

    But it's 'Trompenburg', not Trompenberg, HA HA, gotcha ! (mais il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne se trompent jamais, je suis bien placé pour le savoir)

    My Trump... sorry, Trompenburg. It needs repotting, but it's too late now to prune the roots, I'll just "slip-pot" it as soon as I can, I'd hate to lose it :

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    @emery our Trompenburg are worlds apart in terms of colour..mine a dark greenish brown and yours red..
     
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    Oops!
     
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    There's a 'Green Trompenburg', according to some French enthusiasts.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I forgive you : bear that in mind next time you go to a poll station... ;°)
     
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    Haha, I'm never sure on that one without checking! I've been labeling pictures right after taking, otherwise I can't possibly keep things straight any more. Sooo ashamed... :)

    My sense is that colors vary a lot depending on multiple factors, Rich. More sun means more red, more acidic soil also, stress, etc. But leaf age too, so my TrompenbUrg (not TrUmpenburg!!) will brown out some as the leaves get more mature.

    Sun is a well-known factor in how red things get, this one is in full sun (and not all that happy about it), how about yours? The site isn't particularly acidic for our terrain, but still around 5.1, which qualifies as harsh by most measures... After the last few years the Trompenburg has gone through, I'm happy to see any leaves at all!

    'Green Trompenburg' is a real cultivar, although not a very good name.
     
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    My Trompenburg is definitely the red variety, but seems to come out brownish, with super glossy leaves. It really didn’t like the slightly more sunny position last year, but far from full sun (and 50% of the leaves went crispy by mid July) so I’ve moved it this year to a spot that is more shaded, I’ll see how it fairs before moving it. I have to admit I’ve never checked the PH of my potting mix!
     
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    I find this tree beautiful with a particularly elegant shape and foliage. Mine is rather golden in Autumn.
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    Amber Ghost
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    Amagi Shigure
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    Hana Matoi
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    Elegans
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    Beni Chidori
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    Celebration, it's still very small
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    Autumn Moon, still waking up
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    Peaches and Cream, backlit with Osakazuki in the background
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    Possibly 'Okushimo'? I'd love to see either that big! :)
     
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    Japanese Princess 3x
    Mikazuki
    Skeleton Reach
    Kuro Hime
    Goshiki Kotohime
    Kurenai Jishi
    Mystic Mikawa

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