Appreciation: Random variegated leaf on 'Inaba shidare'

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  1. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi, I thought I would share this for the interest of others and just a bit of fun. One of my 'Inaba shidare' cultivars has this year put out one single leaf with a very striking variegation, situated rather low down on the tallish plant. I am not really expecting anything to come of it but will keep my eye on it anyway to see if a variegated shoot develops from this point. Enjoy:
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    Stunning and interesting M. Could there be an air layering in the offing here!!?
     
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    Early days yet, but if it were to grow into a variegated branch I would certainly look to propagate it. As it stands the other leaf in the terminal pair is normal non-variegated so I really don't know how it will develop...
     
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    I look forward to hearing how it develops M.
     
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    Looking good Maf :) if that branch produces the same year on year then defo worth grafting it.
    Am getting some nice colours on this cultivar this year
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Slight correction. The other leaf of the pair shows slight variegation. Upper leaf here:
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