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Discussion in 'Maples' started by emery, Sep 11, 2016.
Update on my funny seedling `Shishigashira lookalike`
Here is this year, what i obtain from Acer shirasawanum aureum seedling.
The tree where i made the taking away, witch i knew for a long time was rather old, it did not pusch much but did not seem sick. It was alone of its species in a large raised 2 hectare garden surrounded by pine forest and meadows.
Young plants obtained are of typicaly yellow-green-clearly-luminous of shirasawanum aureum and first sheets does not make think of hybrids. It is necessary to expect their development to be about it on because the morphology of young Acer is changing. But i have good hope.
Hi guys, I found an one year palmatum seedling with an alternate pattern of branching. I thought they always grow with opposite buds.
Is that out of ordinary ? Will take some photos tomorrow.
Are you sure ther aren't any Liquidambar styraciflua around?
Or if this is a maple, it's a breakthrough in genetics...
I was under the same impression. Can not wait untill tomorrow to take pictures and see what sort of seedling it is:)
Um, if it's alternate, it's not a maple...
Here is an update of my seedlings "Shishigashira Look-alike".
Do you know of a similar cultivar with small leaves ?
In the first picture the acer in the background is Red Emperor
We can be sure of one thing now: it's definitely an Acer palmatum.
About cultivars with small leaves, there are actually quite a few, like 'Koto Hime', 'Little Princess' (aka 'Mapi no Machi Hime'), etc. I also have an A. p. 'Crispifolium', similar to 'Shishigashira' and often sold under this name, but the internodes are even shorter so that doesn't match the photos of yours.
Where did your seeds come from? I reviewed the thread and saw that you got 4,000+ seedlings! Wow... ;-)
Any update on this beautiful one?
You said that the mother plant was 'Green Star', but the shape of the leaves (and the colour) makes me think of 'Trompenburg' as one of the potential cross-pollinizer... (???)
Actually I have got many strange seedlings.
I collect seeds from three diferrent places and all awkward seedlings are from a tree in a warm climate (7 zone)
I grow them in 6a zone.
From 4500 seedlings at the end of the first year after grading I get less than half good for grafting.
Only a quarter are vigorously growing, the rest are medium size .
I just finished 1200 grafts using the T-cut budding as I don`t have enough scion material.
The ones I made on the first of August already seems to be healing.
I've just tried 5 summer grafts, and apperently none of them succeded.
We're not playing in the same category I'm afraid ;-)
Well, keep us posted, I'm sure that some of your "freak" maples will turn out to be very nice new cultivars.
'Chocolate Curl' was again true to it's (maybe!) name this year, it lived through the freeze and put on some growth. Looking quite shabby now though... We'll see if the fall colors are again very good.