Acer palmatum 'Hana matoi'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by mapledia, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    I moved mine to a sunnier spot (full sun from 2PM to 6PM), and it's doing fine.

    I find the contrast between the khaki-green and the pink particularly striking.
     

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    SO MUCH PINK this year, lol. I love it! Full sun to about noon.
     

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  3. Maple_Lady

    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My Hana matoi also has a great deal of pink. Full sun to about 1 pm. Also, most of the branches are yellow. I would like to know if the yellow color is consistent with other members.
     
  4. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Hi,
    Mine hasn't leafed out yet, but yes, the branches are sort of yellowish. To late now to take pictures, I'll take some tomorrow.
     
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    I'll have to check mine tomorrow Sam. When you say yellowish, do you mean Bihou bark yellow, or green with a yellowish hue to it?
     
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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I will take a pic of mine tomorrow. It is yellow, but not as dark as Bihou.
     
  7. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Mine is actually not as yellow as I thought once it doesn't stand near cultivars with a green bark. It's more of a pale yellowish green:
     

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    Mine. I would concur with Alain - it's still green, but on the yellower end of the spectrum.
     

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  9. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    I repotted mine before budbreak, and it seems to like it: a lot of new growth, and it's backbudding in some places too.

    The colours are not spectacular, but last year, the pink variegation showed when its leaves had hardened and it was in full sun. Maybe it won't be as nice as last year because I added some slow-release fertilizer with a rather high %age of N, so it will perhaps produce more shoots and less variegation...

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  10. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    It didn't show as much variegation as the previous years, but the shape is filling out nicely:

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  11. AlainK

    AlainK Active Member Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    I lost one of the lower branches last winter, but it's not so bad even if it is not as nice as it was last year: I must repot it in a larger (wider) pot and change the soil next spring I think.

    I was afraid it would be rather fragile, but it's actually quite resistant to the heat when in dappled shade.

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