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Discussion in 'Maple Photo Gallery' started by Andre, May 29, 2005.
Picture taken today in Paris "jardin des plantes"
Acer opalus ssp. opalus - Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, accessions #39-74 and #302-62.
Acer opalus ssp. opalus - UWBG Arboretum, accessions 1962 and 1974.
A magnificent specimen in spring, in a lucky schoolyard. Flowers are spectacular, but I haven't seen this one set fruit.
" italian maple" mountain habitat in low Ph soil have a amazing autum color,i have one ....beautiful tree....
I just received this species as a bare root this morning, will plant tomorrow.
Buon Natale, Alex!
Bet they don't usually grow out of vertical cliffs . . . ;-)
Here's your pic corrected
Michael, you know we do everything sideways here on the continent! ;)
Thanks though, I've got a broken SW installation, lots of programs (including stuff to rotate images) aren't working right now. Still figured it was worth posting, otherwise I would surely forget about it.
(BTW that's me with the pink backpack, from which I can only surmise my daughter took the photo...) :)
Grazie! Buon Natale!!& Bon AnnÃ¨e Emery,Michael F...
Another with a superficially similar though less conspicuous, somewhat less early yellowish floral display is Norway Maple. We have lots of those here, but despite there being one in a local arboretum (as shown on this thread) Italian Maple is effectively non-existent elsewhere in this area. (The Seattle arboretum houses many kinds of trees that are not seen elsewhere here much, if at all). The only supplier of Acer opalus listed by Hill/Narizny, The Plant Locator - Western Region (2004, Black-Eyed Susans/Timber, Portland) was Colvos Creek nursery, Vashon, WA.
Hardly ever see Italian Maple planted in Britain, either, basically confined to a few botanical collections; no idea why. I'd not say its flower display is any more conspicuous than Norway Maple, though; NM can be a very striking yellow in spring.
natural habitat of acer opalus in central Italy, the region is Lazio,country is Rigatti ,Rieti province;this country is 1100 meters to sea level ; (around one mile, above sea level) the natural down limit for acer opalus is around 550 meter (mid mile) ;this observations is for central Italy.. in the wild acer opalus grown with :fagus,carpinus and acer campestre ,rare is acer monspessulanum. and together some conifer like juniperus,abies and picea pics date 15 /08 /2011
Very nice Alex, were you hiking?
I echo these sentiments, it makes me want to go there...
:-) i love hiking when the interest is maples,or lake,this beautiful little mountains(Appennino centrale) are near my house, only one hour
I know it is a lot further away in southern Italy, but have you ever been able to visit the Acer lobelii populations?
Michael is in my mind one hiking in Gulf of Naples,(with one visit to Pompei and Ercolano) i haven't the news about the province and forest of lobelii is native ,i have search in the web,and ask to my garden friends, nobody reply me :(
"Marche, Molise, Campania, Basilicata and Calabria" - http://www.sisef.it/forest@/show.php?id=419 (scroll down to 'Results', or do a search for 'lobelii')
many thanks Michael :-)