Acer palmatum 'Aocha nishiki' / 'Seicha'

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  1. conifers

    conifers Active Member

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    I don't know which cultivar name is correct. The US National Arboretum, late May, 2006.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    I have one of these - a small one, and I love it. It has a nice habit, and the color of the leaves, stems and trunk is a pleasing lime green. There is supposed to be some variegation in the leaves, but if there is its extremely subtle. It has that "glow" to it, though. Enjoy pics!

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    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Vertrees 3rd edition mentions that because Aocha Nishiki is not referenced in Japanese literature that it may be a corruption of the name Aoba nishiki. However I found an online a source that referenced Aoba nishiki (which is not in V3rd) as having red fall color rather than yellow.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Here are a few pics I posted on another thread of A.p. 'Aocha nishiki' fall colors. Very nice yellow-gold. This is a wonderful cultivar, with dependable habit and color. Not a fast grower, but seems sturdy. Enjoy.
     

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    The yellow of these leaves is awesome! I haven't seen cultivars labelled Aocha Nishiki or Seicha (or even Aoba Nishiki) here in NZ. Are there any other cultivars that have a fall yellow colour like this?
     
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