Recommendation Japanese Maple for full sun

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  1. Stuart McKenna

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    I am looking for some recommendations for JM for full sun. It will be planted near to a summer gold. Ideally not too big perhaps up to 2m tall.
    Would really appreciate some suggestions.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning Stuart, I have Red Wine near my Summer Gold and it gives a nice contrast and it does well in full sun in my garden.
    Here is a photo of how the leaves look in Spring.
    Red Wine 241.JPG
     
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    How about an unusual recommendation that I have.... 'Fior d'arancio'
    Not sure if that's the correct spelling but I'll send photo of how it looks next to 'Jordan'
    Very happy in full sun.
     

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    Most red dissectums will be happy in full sun and contrast well with summer gold, as long as your zone isn't too warm.
     
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    Maybe this is a good place to post my question: will a japonicum Aconitifolium and a palmatum Sode Nishiki suffer in full sun?
     
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    Aconitifolium does fairly well in the sun in my garden, but I believe Sode Nishiki does not, although I don't have this one.
     
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    Thank you for the recommendation this looks lovely, how does it look in the summer ? Does it maintain those colours
     
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    Thank you for the recommendation, this looks lovely, not one I have come across before, I will keep an eye out for this one
     
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    Hi Stuart yes it does and one of the best for Summer colours that I know tbh.
     
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    Great thank you
     
  11. Lisa Harry

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    I have a weeping red dragon JM in full sun with a breeze and it’s doing really well.
     
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    Good morning Lisa, mine gets a lot of sun also and does quite well tbh.

    A good recommendation.

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    My understanding is that Omure Yama will take full sun, I certainly hope so as I have just the spot for it in a few years. Is this correct?
    IMG_20210531_103429.jpg IMG_20210531_103439.jpg
     
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    Good morning N, warm enough for you?? That's a lovely little Omure yama you have there. And yes it will, take full sun or partial shade, so if thats where it is going then it will be perfect.

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    Brilliant, thank you D.
    Temperature is just about right for me at the moment, I'm not a hot summer man.
     
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    Oops, sorry
    Good morning
     
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    Lol.
     
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    Thanks D. Good to hear my aconitifolium will probably do good, that was an expensive piece.
    Still can't believe how I got that Sode Nishiki for only 100 €, given that is almost 3m tall, but I can always replant that one if needed. So far it seems to do pretty OK in the full sun, but we haven't had those 35° C summer days yet...

    Would you recommend watering them on those days as well if they are in full ground?
     
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    Definatly K and especially for the first two years in the ground.
     
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    Thank you, this seems like a good choice, not sure how readily available they are but I will try to get one.
     
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    My partner has a crimson queen that has done incredibly well for over 40 years in direct south facing sun as well, might be more available
     

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