Appreciation: Spring maples 2022

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Acerholic, Apr 12, 2022.

  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    In the dappled shade of the morning, 'Beni maiko' and a seedling from shir. 'Autumn Moon' :

    acerp-beni-maiko_220429a.jpg

    I then went to agarden centre to buy a couple of flowers for my mother's balcony. And came back home with a 'Summergold'. Of course, it's always the last one... ^^

    acerp-summergold_220429a.jpg
     
    ROEBUK, wind-borne, Xi-feng and 7 others like this.
  2. Stuart McKenna

    Stuart McKenna Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    56
    Location:
    Warwickshire, UK
    Sunny spring morning photos, excuse the poor photography and spelling, aconitifolium, amber ghost, ariadne, aureum, beni maiko x2, beni otake, kamagata, moonrise, sazanami, seiryu, starfish and ukigomu
    aconitifolium.jpg amber ghost.jpg ariadne.jpg aureum.jpg Beni Maiko (2).jpg Beni Maiko.jpg beni otake.jpg kamagata.jpg moonrise.jpg sazanami.jpg seiryu.jpg starfish.jpg ukigomu (2).jpg
     
    ROEBUK, wind-borne, MapleMO and 8 others like this.
  3. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Great colours Stuart and the cutest guard dog keeping an eye on them for you.
     
    Stuart McKenna likes this.
  4. Lisa Harry

    Lisa Harry Rising Contributor

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    855
    Location:
    New Westminster, BC, Canada
    I just got that one the other day they only had like 3 I had been looking. For some time. I hope they really do like the sun.
     
  5. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    1,698
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, England
    Loads of weeding done today, so a bit of time for a few pics of larger trees. Big Seiryu , Little Seiryu , Shishigashira , Burgundy lace , Nicholsonii
     

    Attached Files:

    emery, wind-borne, dicky5ash and 10 others like this.
  6. Stuart McKenna

    Stuart McKenna Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    56
    Location:
    Warwickshire, UK
    Thanks she's finally past the stage of digging them up
     
    Lisa Harry likes this.
  7. Cattwooduk

    Cattwooduk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    263
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I vividly remember not long after I'd got my first 3 or 4 maples. I'd had a nap after work and left the back door open, only to come outside and found my 6 month old puppy had dug 2 of them up and flung them round the garden. By some miracle they survived and I still have them!
     
    emery, Xi-feng and Lisa Harry like this.
  8. Cattwooduk

    Cattwooduk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    263
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I see the leaves on this summer's gold are fairly large like mine. Last couple of years the leaves on mine were all fairly mid-to-small sized, but since I've lifted it and moved it into more sunlight, this spring it's leafed out with real big ones.

    AFAIK it's a shirasawanum hybrid cultivar?

    Also I thought Jordan had quite big leaves, but mine has flushed with all pretty small leaves!
    The Jordan is new to me though - I bought it in the middle of winter, but loving the fresh colour and super fine red etching around the margin.
     
    AlainK likes this.
  9. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    1,664
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England
    Aka shigitatsu sawa
    IMG_20220430_171152.jpg IMG_20220430_171322.jpg IMG_20220430_171414.jpg

    Seed grown JM
    IMG_20220430_170224.jpg

    Temporarily forgot the name of this one, will update soon - Edit it is 'Matsugae'
    IMG_20220430_170815.jpg IMG_20220430_170833.jpg

    Helena
    IMG_20220430_170545.jpg IMG_20220430_170643.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2022
    emery, ROEBUK, AlainK and 8 others like this.
  10. MapleZen

    MapleZen Active Member

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    110
    Location:
    NYC
    Great pictures -- that's one of the biggest shishigashiras I've ever seen "in the wild"!
     
    ChrisUk and Lisa Harry like this.
  11. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    May Day 2022, and I still have quite a few that are slow to leaf out, but they are moving. Only going to be 12°c max here today, so not exactly tropical. These are doing nicely this morning and my Aureum is now opening up. So that's the first photo.
    Aureum May 1st 2022.JPG
    Komon nishiki....................................Elmwood
    Komon nishiki May 1st 2022.JPG Elmwood May 1st 2022.JPG
    Emperor 1............................................Jerre Schwartz
    Emperor 1 May 1st 2022.JPG Jerre Schwartz May 1st 2022.JPG
    Amagi shigure....................................Ariadne
    Amagi shigure May 1st 2022.JPG Ariadne May 1st 2022.JPG
    Kasagiyama........................................Lileeanne's Jewel
    Kasagiyama May 1st 2022.JPG Lileeanne's Jewel May 1st 2022.JPG
    Sawa chidori
    Sawa chidori May 1st 2022.JPG
     
    emery, ROEBUK, AlainK and 9 others like this.
  12. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    928
    Location:
    Somerset, England
    Morning D, looks like it's sunny down south, pouring down here but it's most welcome.
    Here's a quick snap of Olivia this morning.
    1651390923731.jpg
     
    emery, AlainK, wind-borne and 7 others like this.
  13. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Looks like you sent it this way N and as you said it's very welcome.
     
    D97x7 likes this.
  14. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    My new one, 'Summergold', and Acer laevigatum in the same corner, almost 100% in the shade for the moment :

    acerp-summergold_220501a.jpg acer-laevigatum02_220501a.jpg

    The 'Orange Dream' trained as bonsai has very pale leaves this year, but they seem very healthy. Seen from above :

    acerp_orangedream01_220501a.jpg

    Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' looks just what it should look like in late afternoon :

    acershir-aureum2_220501a.jpg

    Different angles, the second one shows what my only A. palmatum in the ground is like, the 1st one shows what is mainly in the shade :

    jardin_220501b.jpg jardin_220501a.jpg

    Ipheion. It's called "ail des incas" in French. Most of the bulbs show blue flowers, a few white ones, but it's the second year I've bought some and the pink ones in my pots are very rare :

    ipheion_220501a.jpg
     
    emery, wind-borne, ROEBUK and 7 others like this.
  15. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

    Messages:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    1,972
    Location:
    Northampton Uk
    woww amazing:)
     
    AlainK likes this.
  16. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    The one I prefer at sunset is :

    https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc....1/211325-63bec469c1a1b36f3083f77055ab5a74.jpg

    It reminds me of old movies that I saw in black and white :

    The Island of Doctor Moreau - Wikipedia
    The Most Dangerous Game (1932 film) - Wikipedia A must! Sadly very contemporary. How some think that "inferior people" should be eliminated.

    But the ones that didn't start war, but defend themselves will take over, no doubt.

    Brought a couple more flower plants to my Mum today, my son and his dog "Masto" and I had a "cassoulet" with her, and raspberry cakes as dessert. When we left the little 7-yr-old Ukrainian girl at th end of the corridor smiled and said "Hello", and we said "Hello".

    What can we do to preserve the innocence of children, the fraternity between the adults ?...

    Growing maples in our microcosm, without wondering about the rest of the world outside, probably.

    Well, as long as I'm still alive, what do I care anyway now? I've fought, but I failed to make this world a better world.

     
    Cjart and maf like this.
  17. dangerine49

    dangerine49 Contributor

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    1,160
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    More action from Grandma, Sango, Shishi, P&C, Baldsmith, Ariadne, Autumn Moon, Tsuma Gaki, Butterfly and Ruslyn.
     

    Attached Files:

    emery, wind-borne, ROEBUK and 9 others like this.
  18. ChrisUk

    ChrisUk Active Member

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Bristol, England
    Today's was quite wet, which was good the trees since it hadn't rain for quite a while!

    Jordan
    IMG_6627.jpg

    Taylor

    IMG_6625.jpg

    Ukigumo
    IMG_6623.jpg

    Another Ukigumo
    IMG_6622.jpg

    Shirazz

    IMG_6621.jpg

    Also, I had a few visitors:

    Ladybird/bug on Orange Dream

    IMG_6593.jpg

    Some type of bee on Beni Maiko (I've seen it before on other Beni Maikos, wonder what the bee likes on this type especially)
    IMG_6582.jpg
     
    emery, wind-borne, ROEBUK and 9 others like this.
  19. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    4,410
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    It's the first year in quite a long time that I've seen so many butterflies here.

    Good... Many other insects too, wild bees, bumblebees, etc. It means my garden is a safe place.

    Cool...

     
  20. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    A lot happier than your Sango kaku. And I agree, they have enjoyed the rain today.
     
  21. dangerine49

    dangerine49 Contributor

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    1,160
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Hey folks, I have a Moonfire which seems to be in some distress. It only has leaves at the bottom of the tree and the top section seems to be dead. Any suggestions what to do to keep it alive?
     

    Attached Files:

    ROEBUK and dicky5ash like this.
  22. Lisa Harry

    Lisa Harry Rising Contributor

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    855
    Location:
    New Westminster, BC, Canada
    I’m sure the others here will have a proper care plan for your tree - everyone here has helped me save a few. Im just Sharing my experience when I had a tree that I thought was dead. What I’ve been told by an arborist when I had a very large different type of tree that was dead on top is that The roots are typically sick and depending on the damage to the top it could die. He saw signs of life where I could not and it did come back to life in about 2 years. The tree was 45’ tall I wanted it torn down if there was any chance it was dead and could fall in high winds. But he wouldn’t approve the removal until he saw more evidence of complete death of the tree. So what might look dead might just be suffering for a couple seasons. Anything planted near that tree that might not agree with it or anything happening with the soil that could affect the roots?
     
    AlainK likes this.
  23. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Good morning J, that is a very unhappy Moonfire. I agree with Lisa in that the problem is roots. But I feel you need to do some surgery pretty quickly as the die back will increase more and more. Looking at your photos there is a lot of black that needs to be removed down to healthy wood ASAP. Yes you will have only a small Moonfire, but it will give it a chance. I would also apply Bordeaux paste to the open wounds. Now I normally don't apply this until Autumn, but in this case I feel it needs some help now.
    Also the ground around the base looks compacted somewhat. If this is the case the roots will be struggling for oxygen and water, hence be in stress. Stress will weaken your tree and allow infection/ disease. I would be looking at loosening the soil carefully and making sure the roots are not damaged in the process. Then it's a waiting game.
     
  24. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    14,870
    Likes Received:
    12,140
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    This morning on Mayday Bank Holiday, I was sat in my garden looking at my trees thinking which one will give me trouble this year !!! Thankfully only one is a worry. But these are doing nicely, so here are a few.
    Ukigumo x2
    Ukigumo May 2nd 2022 (2).JPG Ukigumo May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Shigitatsu Sawa......................................Going Green
    Shigitatsu sawa May 2nd 2022.JPG Going Green May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Mystic Jewel.............................................Johin
    Mystic Jewel May 2nd 2022.JPG Johin May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Brocade....................................................Wills devine
    Brocade May 2nd 2022.JPG Will's Devine May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Pink filigree lace....................................Momoiro Koyasan
    Pink filigree lace May 2nd 2022.JPG Momoiro koyasan May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Coral Magic.............................................Uncle Ghost
    Coral Magic May 2nd 2022.JPG Uncle Ghost May 2nd 2022.JPG
    Lastly Uncle Ghost with Hosta White feather in the foreground
    Hosta White feather May 2nd 2022.JPG
    I do like maple combos with contrasts from other plants.

    Have a lovely Bank Holiday everyone.
     
    emery, wind-borne, ROEBUK and 7 others like this.
  25. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    1,664
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England
    Tsuma gaki and Beni tsukasa
    IMG_20220502_115106.jpg
     
    emery, wind-borne, ROEBUK and 7 others like this.

Share This Page