August 2017 in the Garden - Acer

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's blog for August, August 2017 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden, continues his maples theme from last month, which featured very few species, but he made up for it this month. Well, one species, Acer palmatum, but there are so many trees in the Palmata group, and it seemed Douglas couldn't help himself from mentioning all of them, but no, he says he had a hard time selecting. Well, I had a hard time finding them, but Douglas helped with that. So far, I've only got to about half the ones mentioned.

    The first one to be seen is Acer sinense, well-identified with the "dense oval-head".
    Acer-sinense_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300145.JPG Acer-sinense_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300149.JPG

    From that paragraph about less familiar Palmata species is Acer tutcheri, back from the trail, with I think a kiwi covering its top.
    Acer-tutcheri_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300359.JPG Acer-tutcheri_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300360.JPG Acer-tutcheri_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300441.JPG

    Also from that paragraph, here are two Acer campbelli:
    Acer-campbelli-1_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300269.JPG Acer-campbelli-1_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300273.JPG
    Acer-campbelli-2_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300376.JPG Acer-campbelli-2_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300379.JPG Acer-campbelli-2_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300375.JPG
     
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    Moving now to the Wilson Glade, here are Acer sieboldianum on the left, A. shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium' in the centre, and A. pauciflorum on the right (and leaning to the right). The next two photos show Acer sieboldianum on the left, A. shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium' on the right.
    Acer-sieboldianum_Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_Acer-pauciflorum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300405.JPG Acer-sieboldianum_Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300297.JPG Acer-sieboldianum_Acer-shirawawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300364.JPG

    Here is Acer sieboldianum.
    Acer-sieboldianum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300288.JPG Acer-sieboldianum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300291.JPG

    A. shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium'
    Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300409.JPG Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300411.JPG Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300416.JPG Acer-shirasawanumPalmatifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300295.JPG

    Continued in next posting.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Still in the Wilson Grove, and in the group of trees in the previous posting, here is Acer pauciflorum.
    Acer-pauciflorum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300275.JPG Acer-pauciflorum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300285.JPG Acer-pauciflorum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300280.JPG Acer-pauciflorum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300284.JPG

    The blog says that the evergreen Acer laevigatum is mostly unnoticed by visitors. There's a good reason for that. Douglas said if I just imagine that the tree I can see and another tree were not there, I'd be looking at the laevigatum. It's a little hidden (seeing it in winter when the other leaves are not there would help), and it's inaccessible too. Some of the stuff in the first photo does not belong to this maple. Nothing on this tree says "maple" to me, except the opposite leaves. The first person to recognize this must have had samaras to look at.
    Acer-laevigatum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300367.JPG Acer-laevigatum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300429.JPG Acer-laevigatum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300428.JPG Acer-laevigatum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300422.JPG

    One more to come from this grove.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae is actually outside the grove on Lower Asian Way. I think it has no label, but it was easy to find.
    Acer-palmatumSubsp-matsumurae_UBCBG_Cutler_P1300304.JPG Acer-palmatumSubsp-matsumurae_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_.JPG Acer-palmatumSubsp-matsumurae_UBCBG_Cutler_P1300305.JPG Acer-palmatumSubsp-matsumurae_UBCBG_Cutler_P1300307.JPG Acer-palmatumSubsp-matsumurae_UBCBG_Cutler_P1300309.JPG

    Back to the unusual cultivars theme, here is Acer palmatum 'Aoyagi'. Douglas says in the blog that it's located "on a shaded trail just off Lower Asian Way". I asked if he could possibly be less specific, but it turns out the trail has no marker. It has been named the Cox trail, between Stearn and Forrest. I don't know that I would recognize it for the "remarkable pea-green stems". It's the bottom horizontal branch in the first photo.
    Acer-PalmatumAoyagi_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300200.JPG Acer-PalmatumAoyagi_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300208.JPG Acer-PalmatumAoyagi_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300214.JPG

    Here is one not mentioned in the blog: Acer palmatum 'Omato', probably on Beer trail or else Decaisne.
    Acer-palmatumOmato_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300263.JPG Acer-palmatumOmato_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300259.JPG
     
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    Nice photos, a typo I think, it's A. shirasawanum.
     
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    Thanks! I've fixed them. Of course I had copied one to the next, thinking I'd never be able to just spell it.
     
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    I went back to pick up some more photos from the trees mentioned in the blog. Some day I'll actually get them posted. Here are samaras from Acer campbellii, a species mentioned in the first posting here.
    Acer-campbellii_UBCBG-3AJ7_Cutler_20170810_P1300638.JPG Acer-campbellii_UBCBG-3AJ7_Cutler_20170810_P1300641.JPG

    And Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum', the other cultivar of this species mentioned.
    Acer-shirasawanumAureum_UBCBG-3AE8_Cutler_20170810_P1300679.JPG Acer-shirasawanumAureum_UBCBG-3AE8_Cutler_20170810_P1300682.JPG Acer-shirasawanumAureum_UBCBG-3AE8_Cutler_20170810_P1300683.JPG

    And Acer davidii that is across the Handel-Mazzetti trail from the 'Aureum'. I had a hard time finding them, went in a complete circle and found them almost where I started, at the end where this trail starts off from Ludlow.
    Acer-davidii_UBCBG-3AEBorE8_Cutler_20170810_P1300687.JPG

    This is the Acer davidii I usually run across, down Wilson from the Moon Gate, across the bridge.
    Acer-davidii_UBCBG-3AB5_Cutler_20170810_P1300513.JPG Acer-davidii_UBCBG-3AB5_Cutler_20170810_P1300516.JPG Acer-davidii_UBCBG-3AB5_Cutler_20170810_P1300519.JPG Acer-davidii_UBCBG-3AB5_Cutler_20170810_P1300524.JPG
     
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    Here is one more Acer palmatum from the Asian garden mentioned in the blog: A. palmatum 'Osakazuki':
    Acer-palmatumOsakazuki_UBCBG-3AE1_Cutler_20170810_P1300602.JPG Acer-palmatumOsakazuki_UBCBG-3AE1_Cutler_20170810_P1300605.JPG Acer-palmatumOsakazuki_UBCBG-3AE1_Cutler_20170810_P1300607.JPG

    In the Alpine garden, here are A. palmatum 'Shin-deshojo'
    Acer-palmatumShin-deshojo_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300751.JPG Acer-palmatumShin-deshojo_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300748.JPG Acer-palmatumShin-deshojo_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300746.JPG Acer-palmatumShin-deshojo_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300753.JPG

    and A. palmatum 'Seiryu'.
    Acer-palmatumSeiryu_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300738.JPG Acer-palmatumSeiryu_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300749.JPG Acer-palmatumSeiryu_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300756.JPG
     
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    Two other Acer palmatum in the Alpine garden were not mentioned in the blog, but they're very prominently positioned good-looking trees.
    A. palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
    Acer-palmatumAtropurpureum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300714.JPG Acer-palmatumAtropurpureum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300717.JPG Acer-palmatumAtropurpureum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300722.JPG

    and A. palmatum 'Katsura'
    Acer-palmatumKatsura_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300726.JPG Acer-palmatumKatsura_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300728.JPG Acer-palmatumKatsura_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300725.JPG Acer-palmatumKatsura_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300730.JPG
     
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    The blog takes a little detour into Acer japonicum, downy Japanese maple. I was pretty excited to actually see some downiness in one of my photos.
    Acer-japonicum_UBCBG-3AD1_Cutler_20170810_P1300562.JPG Acer-japonicum_UBCBG-3AD1_Cutler_20170810_P1300563.JPG Acer-japonicum_UBCBG-3AD1_Cutler_20170810_P1300564.JPG

    Here is the familiar cultivar A. japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
    Acer-japonicumAconitfolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300314.JPG Acer-japonicumAconitfolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300315.JPG Acer-japonicumAconitfolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20170803_P1300321.JPG
    and A. japonicum 'O-isami'
    Acer-japonicumO-isami_UBCBG-3AD4_Cutler_20170810_P1300555.JPG Acer-japonicumO-isami_UBCBG-3AD4_Cutler_20170810_P1300558.JPG Acer-japonicumO-isami_UBCBG-3AD4_Cutler_20170810_P1300560.JPG
    [Edited]I have added one more from the 'O-isami' taken August 31, showing the downy leaf back.
    AcerO-isami_UBCBG_Cutler_20170831_P1300775.JPG
     
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    One more of this species, A. japonicum 'Vitifolium'.
    Acer-japonicumVitifolium_UBCBG-3AF3_Cutler_20170810_P1300622.JPG Acer-japonicumVitifolium_UBCBG-3AF3_Cutler_20170810_P1300624.JPG Acer-japonicumVitifolium_UBCBG-3AF3_Cutler_20170810_P1300625.JPG Acer-japonicumVitifolium_UBCBG-3AF3_Cutler_20170810_P1300627.JPG

    I'm getting to the end here. One more mentioned was Acer erianthum, distinctive for its upright flower stalks, not at all obvious from the few samaras seen here.
    Acer-erianthum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300504.JPG Acer-erianthum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300505.JPG Acer-erianthum_UBCBG_Cutler_20170810_P1300508.JPG
     
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    Wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to take, organize, and post these great photos and details. I really appreciate it!
     

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