Spring maples 2023

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I can add it to the synonym or similar too thread E.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I don't know about anyone else this year, but the growth rate on maples is exceptional here in Southern England in my garden....
    All growing into each other.....
    So here are a few from this afternoon.
    Geisha x2
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    Tsuma beni x2
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    Olivia
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    Iigima sunago x 2
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    Summer Gold x 2
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    Peaches and Cream x2
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    Red Wine x 2
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here too the plants in the ground have had a vigorous growth. Not so much for the potted ones.
    Good for the farmers : they can store hay, which wasn't the case last year.

    Très, très beaux arbres, bravo...

    PS : Olivia : I would never date a girl with such a complexion! <JOKE!>
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    The grass is looking nice and thick! But full of daisies this year, pretty but not great for hay. Also, the Hogweed invasion continues. There's one neighbor who won't be bothered to keep it down, the rest of us pay the price. (I'll bet the animals like it well enough in hay, though!)

    Beautiful trees indeed. Can someone remind me what the difference between 'Olivia' and 'Ukigumo' is? Something about exposition, maybe?

    This comment reminds me of my childhood. My eldest sister, sort of a character, was in love during high school with a fellow who she decided had a greenish complexion. She nicknamed him "Poison" and the poor guy spent the rest of his school career living with it... (I won't detail the various names she had for me, all obnoxious, clever, and 50 years later rather amusing)
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Huh huh...

    The younger of my two sisters had dark red hair and freckles. She spent money when she was in her teens to buy products to rub out her freckles.

    Then it suddenly became fashionable, because of movie stars. So she bought "crayons" to get back her freckles. Funny isn't it?

    Nothing to do with maples, I'm afraid...

    Like, Marlène Jobert :

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    Sooo 70's <LOL>
     
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  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    It's the dwarf version of Ukigumo, so suited for smaller spaces or patio pots etc etc...
     
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    ROEBUK Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Think i pressed the wrong button when i replied to this some how !!! Will have to post some more pics later on to compare , added some more from the same tree a few years back though with a bit more colour in the leaf in sun then on a dull day.
     

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    Little princess (filling out, post coronation)
    Phoenix popping through black lace
    Trompenburg and Asahi Zuru
    Oridono-nishik X2
    Aka Shigitatsu Sawa x2
    Moonrise x2
     

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    I finally managed to get my hands on a Purple Ghost and it's a decent size - Poppins plants had some in, not the cheapest but really happy with the size, quality and quick delivery. I also called ahead to ask about the Peve Multicolour they had listed as the photos looked a bit different to all the photos I've seen on here - she said she wasn't sure about the pictures but wouldn't be keen on selling the ones they have at the moment as they're not doing too well yet!

    I've moved my Villa Taranto this year and it leafed out with far more of the red tones that most people were showing last year - and this year I see one or two people posting photos of theirs looking much more like mine did last year!
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    This batch features Simon Louis Frères, the last of the variegated sycamores to leaf out, and also one of the best. I was very sorry to see that A. anhweiense, which had seemed to be dealing with the drought very well, has many dead branches this spring. I didn't see them over the winter, so I think they burned enough that the sap just couldn't get through. It's a really nice young maple, I really hope it will survive. I think so.

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    Here are a few I thought looked quite pretty this morning in my garden.
    Coonara Pygmy
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    Kashima
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    Isobel
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    Tiger Rose
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    Kasagiyama
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    Beni hime
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    Beni shichihenge
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    Rain this afternoon and tomorrow, so they will all get a welcome drink. Has been nice to have a few warmer and dry days though.
     
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    Ghost family seeks missing sister, lol.
    Baby
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    Amber
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    First
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    Purple
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    Uncle
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    Grandma
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    Thanks D, no I haven't as I thought they mainly do larger specimens, I'll have a look though.
     
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    As N @D97x7 was talking about Sister Ghost, I thought why not add a couple of pics from moments ago in my garden to complete the ghost series. We'll in the UK anyway....
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    'Atropurpurem dissectum', the one I thought was dead. The last new buds are about 20 cm from the top :

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    'Summer Gold'. It was very disappointing when I bought it last year, long skinny branches and not so "gold". I repotted it, pruned the branches hard, and now it looks beautiful with a slight red line on the edges :

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    I like the contrast betwen the leaves of the 'Trompenburg' and this Heuchera :

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    'Hagoromo nana' is my latest acquisition. The delicate tiny leaves are a bright green ('Hana matoi' in the background). I wonder what rootstock it's grafted on :

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    Allow me to introduce my new cultivar 'Dead Ghost'

    These are the 2x Sister and 2x Uncle Ghost I picked up last year from Hippo. Very disappointed they leafed out well and then just collapsed for some reason. They had the same treatment as the other 20+ young grafts I bought from Hippo and Stephen Roff throughout last year and the rest are thriving. I've emailed Hippo for advise but doubt they have any kind of guarantee or anything, it feels like a bit of a waste of £80 considering all the others are doing so well!

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I hate when this happens. Certainly some cultivars are more prone, looking at your picture, two seem to be graft/scion failure, the other two understock failure. It happens more frequently for me with a cold, wet spring, maybe a water mold?

    I made an error in my previous post, @Acerholic , if you wouldn't mind correcting the synonym post, sorry Derek! I said Viridis, but I meant Filigree. I hate when that happens, too, lol. Anyway it's Filigree and Suisei that seem identical to me, check out these pics for comparison:

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Meanwhile, here are some more spring pictures, in there is a group I rather like. It isn't labeled, but in it you can see left-to-right: Princeton Gold, Cercis, Linearlobum, Laburnum, Higasa yama, Leat's Cottage, variegated selection, Chitose yama. There's a little Mino yatsubusa in there, but it doesn't really show from a distance. The other pictures are labeled hopefully. I'm always interested in the difference between Autumn Moon and Moonrise; the latter is maybe a better grower, but it doesn't match the subtleties of the older cultivar. A couple of pictures of 'Sensation' doing its thing, always hard to describe just how good this one is as a garden tree, the bronze colors are really unique.

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    Not a problem E, all done.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Unfortunately C a fairly reasonable percentage of small grafts do fail in the first couple of years. Not so bad when done at home with rootstock and your own scion wood, but I agree £80 is too much to lose. Hippo might oblige with a replacement and possibly Stephen Rolph, but they don't show a guarantee on their websites.
    I have found that the ghosts and reticulated varieties are the most prone to failing in my experience. I lost a couple of Baby and Purple Ghosts, but ensured I bought more than one of each just in case.
    So don't think you have done anything wrong, 'it happens to us all'.
     
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    A.P. Hagoromo nana
     
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    Ooh I love that! I adore my Beni Hagoromo. I've managed to do an air layer which is about 4-5 foot now and 3 years old, a friend wants to buy it. I've not actually looked to see if any of the other sessilifolium cultivars are available in the UK.

    Yeah it's a pain, doubly annoying that I bought 2x of each to try and mitigate against losing one, and then lost both! Not sure if Hippo will do anything but we shall see. I've got 3 others arriving next week from them.

    Last year when I got my Itami Nishiki it was almost entirely green probably from where it was growing with Stephen Roff. It's been in full sun until now although I've moved it into more shade, but it's got amazing variegation. Looks like a more intense Anne Irene with slightly more pink as well.
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    Hi everyone,

    Great! I am about to try and airlayer my two 'Beni hagoromo', glad to hear that it can succeed - you're never sure, depending on the cultivar.

    I also have a small 'Hagoromo nana' (see msg above) : it looks sooo different from most maples, including 'Beni hagoromo' because of its tiny leaves.
     
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