Acer palmatum 'Alpine Silver Thread'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by Kaitain4, May 10, 2009.

  1. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Another new cultivar. Similar to A.p. 'Shigitatsu sawa', but more white in the leaves and the leaves are somewhat more obicular. Not much info on this one yet. Still, its very lovely.
     

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    amazing!! i have one...
     
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    Does anyone out there know anything about this new cultivar? It is available at Topiary-Gardens.com but very little about the plant is given there. It is supposed to be more upright than Shigitatsu Sawa, more stiff. What does that mean? I don't know that Shigitatsu Sawa is more "flexible". Probably it means SS is weeping or drooping, whereas AST has more structure. I like a Japanese maple to look like a tree rather than a shrub. Would appreciate any help from anyone who has this striking new plant.
     
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    I have this tree from Topiary but it is a small graft so I can't really tell you much about its growth habit (No point in taking a picture now - no leaves and deer just ate some branches). Your best bet is to call Diane (or is it Diana?) at topiary gardens. I have never spoken to her personally but am told she is both friendly and knowledgeable about her trees. Your interpretation, I believe, is probably correct - if it is more upright and stiff, it may be more "treelike". I'll take a picture in spring.
     
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    Thanks Paxi

    If you could post a picture that would be helpful. Darn those deer. I fenced in my entire yard and put in a chain-link fence gate to keep them out so I could grow JM's. So far, so good.
    I'm sure this new cultivar must be a seedling or sport of Shigitatsu Sawa, but after hundreds of years I think it's time for an improvement on nature's ingenuity.
    Look forward to your picture.

    Thanks much

    Tree-lover in Oceans Shores
    Washington
     
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    Mine is still a mini, but I really hope it does well. Just absolutely beautiful leaves. Aptly named tree if you ask me - very crisp looking.
     

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    very nice!
     

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