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Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by Elmore, Jan 31, 2004.
Here are some close- ups of Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' leaves.
I just love this Japanese Maple
Here is a pic of a mature specimin (spring and autumn)
Did it eat the catapiller? I noticed we both grow the same weeds as well !
What weeds? Those are rare and exotic herbs.
Here are some more pictures of 'Seiryu' leaves in that series of shots made in late June 2003.
My Seiryu in a pot for now ...
Here are some pictures showing an unbelievably resilient 'seiryu.' It is the first tree I ever planted, and I made almost every mistake possible - too much sun and wind, too wet, poor soil, and too much fertilizer. When it dropped its leaves I assumed it was dead, dug it up and threw it back in the container. Much to my surprise it sprang back to life a few weeks later. It is now planted in a shadier, less windy, better-drained location and seems very happy.
another closeup of seiryu in spring
Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'
Vertrees, in Japanese Maples 3rd Ed., writes of Seiryu: "The foliage is a pleasing bright green. Each leaf is lightly tipped with reddish tones as it unfolds in the spring. The color soon changes to a uniform light green, though later in the summer on exposed leaves, the reddish tones reappear on the margins. Fall colors are quite spectacular and range from strong gold to light yellows with a suffusion of crimson in most leaves."
There are currently three specimens in our collection, two of which have lovely tones from the violet spectrum in their autumn collage of color. Photographs: the first was taken in August 2001; the next two in November 2003; the last three in October and November 2005.
This tree is in quite a shady location, where the light green foliage is very pretty against the dark green Douglas Fir foliage. It still gives us a great fall show, late.
here are a few shots of :"seiryu" spring has arrived.
My Seiryu is growing red flowers on every branch this spring.
Very feathery foilage.
This is a favourite specimen--it does not dissappoint in any season and fits nicely into compact spaces. Here is our seiryu in all it's fall glory:
Does anyone know the ultimate maximum size of this cultivar? I need to size a planter and structural components...
20 year old tree is about 15' high by 20' wide.
10th May 2007 (Autumn)
My Seiryu beginning to show signs of colour change...
12th May 2007 (Autumn)
More changes. I like the muddy red and bronze colours of Seiryu...especially when there's sunlight scattering around those branches makes Seiryu look graceful and Japanese.
15 May (Autumn) 2007
I enjoyed looking at my Seiryu maple from the kitchen window than my coral bark maple, Sango kaku. Both of them suffer from leave scorch in summer, but because Seiryu is red in colour - you barely noticed leave scorch. I'm not sure what's the name of this red. Maybe it's orange red? light red? or smoky red?
Although Seiryu looks nice say maybe 1 meter away from the tree - but in close up I don't like the suffusion colours on the leaves. I prefer a steady flow of red color instead.
I really hope my maple can achieve that reddish color similar to tlpenner's post dated on February 13th, 2007.
An update on my Seiryu in Spring (October,2007). I totally adore this spring color - light green which looks very serene and graceful. These two photos were taken in a rainy day. The weight of the rain makes the leaves to cascade a bit.
Usually in the summer time it turns into a muddy green color (not my favorite colour), and the tree would loose most of it's leaves due to the summer heat.
Just beautiful Jimmy
Here it is in autumn colour here in Northern Ireland
Japanese Maple List, 1882. Nicely shaped trunk too, Whis4ey. Pic taken Oct. 9/07
My Seiryu in fall
Here is a pic of my two Seiryu this fall.
Re: My Seiryu in fall
I have a series of spot lights under the second one (front yard) and the tree looks amazing at night with the lights on. . .I'll try to take a shot and post it.
Re: My Seiryu in fall
One of my favourite J M's
Re: My Seiryu in fall
Very nice , a night photo sounds interesting. 'Seiryu' seems to develop attractive trunk forms.
Me too, Whis4ey.
I can't have only one, so I have two: One in ground, other in container. Both are splendid. Here some pics of the last year in diferent seasons....