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  1. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    I started these seeds a little early to get a head start on the short growing season we have here in New England.

    A. olivaceum
    A. x zoeschense
    A. palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'
    A. palmatum 'Shigarami'
     

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Great photos D. Very professional.

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    Thanks D.
     
  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    We know that the chances that a seedling from a cultivar is unlikely to show exactly the same characteristics. But even if the new tree can't be "legally" called the same, we can sometimes have good surprises.

    I have some from seeds that germinated in the spring of 2021, about 50 of this cultivar. Can you guess what the parent tree is ?...

    sem21-Ryusen-AA_220207a.jpg sem21-Ryusen-AB_220207a.jpg

    I'm curious to see how they develop...
     
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    kbguess Rising Contributor 10 Years

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  6. LoverOfMaples

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    Parent tree - 'RYUSEN'
     
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    Ryusen my guess as well.

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  8. LoverOfMaples

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    Here are a few of mine from 2020. First thing I noticed is that they have red bark.
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Ryusen', yes. That was easy... ;-D
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    They look really great ! And so well-developped for 2-yr-olds, congrats. Maybe the red bark is due to some kind of hybridation. The leaves on mine are of rather light green, it should make a very nice contrast...
     
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    I was thinking the same.

    Pinkish looking fall color this year on a few of them.
     

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Benikawa Ryusen' ?

    No blue ones ?... Sure ?...

    ;°)
     
  13. LoverOfMaples

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    I was hoping for a blue one! Maybe there is still a chance. They are still young, lol.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Maybe you could do like what florists do : they sometimes put some dye in the water where they keep some white flowers and they take the blue colour...

    Actually, I had never thought of it before, but I think I will try it ! <LOL>

    But I'm afraid that if the flowers take the colour, the leaves stay green. Anyway, I really think I'll do it...
     
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    bluegghost.jpg
    Photoshop (this an ebay listing selling seeds) is superior to dye IMO
     
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  16. LoverOfMaples

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    Send that ad my way Keith. I hope it producing seeds. lol
     
  17. Acerholic

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    Brilliant Keith, see my posting 5900 on blue maples on the Cheering ourselves with maples thread.

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    I am WAY behind on that thread but I see blue maples are a current topic.
    I will watch the video from MrMaple
     
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    Looking great D! I'll be interested to see what the olivaceum look like; most botanists now think this is a synonym for elegantulum, but it does look different to me, at least the 2 times I've tried to grow it. I killed it twice, so still one try left, lol.

    Some cultivars to throw similar seedlings, mikawa is one of them: there's a boatload of named offspring around now. I guess maybe we can say 'Snow Kitten' is distinct! And of course 'Shigitatsu sawa' from which come all of the Ghost series.

    Yeah I've been meaning to watch that blue maple video too!
     
  20. LoverOfMaples

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    Hey E. I have some really interesting looking seedlings from olivaceum last year. I'm sure they might be hybrids or just young. So I decided to germinate more this year. Also, thanks for that info ill put that in my notes. I'm also growing a good bit of 'Shigitatsu sawa' because of that reason.
     
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    didnt even try to hide it!
     

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    Quite blatant!!!

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    lone sugar maple seed sprouting after 4 (four! how??) days of stratification. i hope to diversify my maple collection, especially from asia/europe. what are some easily germinating asian maple seeds? im going to try Acer palmatum , acer griseum, and acer monspessulanum.
     

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    Good morning Soumil, they can surprise you. I like your choice of seeds to grow. All will run true.

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    A. palmatum and A. buergerianum (the latter better adapted to your climate) are easy to germinate.

    A. griseum is much more difficult. See the thread quoted in a previous post abot griseum + GA3.
     
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