Appreciation: Summer Foliage

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  1. emery

    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    We always have a Spring thread, and again one in fall. How about a thread with pictures of peoples maples, showing the flush of new growth, or the typical summer leaves?

    I'll kick it off: new growth on 'Simon Louis Freres', 'Mirte' foliage, Paper Bark Maple in summer, 'Candy Ice'. new growth on 'Nizetii', 'Gold Coin', Henry's Maple, 'Kinran', selected seedling, 'Variegatum'.

    Now I know things are never quite perfect in the summer, there's insect or sun damage, they could always look better. But we're all grownups (well some of us, presumably) so lets see some pictures warts and all!
     

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  2. Ken Hamilton

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    Here's the sun shining through my A. p. 'O kagami' .
    Acer cap. 'Aureum' in the background distance.
     

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  3. Ken Hamilton

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    True spring foliage of my A. p. 'Fior d'Arancio'.
     

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  4. JT1

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    Not ready for Summer, I feel like Spring just got here last week.

    Here are two Japanese maples planted in 1936 in S. Euclid, OH.

    Note: This house is grand in stature, but the maples make it appear as though it's small or vice versa.
     

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  5. emery

    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    O kagami is such a transcendent and mutable maple, it looks different in all situations. And especially good with that 'Aureum' as a backdrop. Thanks Ken, your garden looks like a lovely place to be.

    John those are some incredible specimens, wow!

    Here are a few more: a couple of the always lovely 'Keikan san', 'Sunglow', 'Miracle Rose' (only just hanging on I'm afraid), 'O sakazuki' in it's summer regalia, and a couple of stachyophyphyllum subsp stachyophyllum -- rolls right off the tongue! -- with it's attractive summer growth.
     

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  6. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Active Member Maple Society

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    A few reticulates to look at , the first five were all root pruned trimmed and re potted in new medium last Autumn and look great this year best i have ever seen them looking for many a year, the patterns and colours look so defined and striking moving into the new summer colours.

    The Mikazuki just looks stunning was very dubious when i first bought this a couple of years ago , it had been kept in sun light was green with scorched leafs and looked awful , just goes to show if you keep them in the right position with the right amount of light and shade you can turn them around and then they will shine for you, the shapes and colours on the leaves are just amazing so different and intereting to look at one of the nicest reticulates out there.

    The potted trees do need regular manicures and attention to keep them happy though , the last four pics are all ground planted trees, plus all the Amagi's especially ( 3 ) look very healthy this year, they certainly prefer the ground to containers iv'e found over the years?

    After such a late start to the season have found that nearly all the trees have put on such a tremendous amount of new growth so far , maybe this is down to the terrible wash out from last year , perhaps they are all trying to catch up now :)
     

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    A few more of interest , such a glorious sunny day here in the UK today , just sat here on the patio watching the world go by and doing absolutely nothing pure bliss !!!! Various selection of trees with more to follow shortly.

    Last pic of a Mirte well into it's second colour phase of olive green (the brown/red has been and gone in May) before the final fall stage of stunning orange , again this one was well root pruned last year and re potted and now showing a far better leaf size and overall shape of the tree , mind you it had not been touched for the past four years so was well ready for some attention. Pic (8 ) Eskimo sunset wanted one of these for a while now but could never find one i liked they were usually to big and i didn't paticulary like the look of them wanted something smaller and more manageable , found this one in a small garden centre purely by chance lying on it's side with most the medium spilt out on the floor with it's roots showing plus it only had around 18 rough looking crispy leaves on it with a ticket price of £40 !!! managed haggle and get it for £15 though and so glad i bought this one, very pretty to look at and such a prolific grower of new leaves i have found , every time i look at it there are new shoots popping out all over the branches plus the purple under leaf is very attractive and pleasing to the eye just hope i can keep this one going, have heard and read they can be a bit tempromental and prone to die back ? time will tell no doubt :)
     

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  8. JT1

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    How is it that chipmunk have better germination success than most people trying to start seeds? Maybe we are trying too hard and just need to follow our instincts like the chipmunk.

    Find a container that is just right; soil that is moist and light as it's easier to dig than dry and compacted soil. Too shallow and someone else may sniff out your stash, but not so deep that you can't find them when your hungry later. Then softly pat down the soil so no one notices that your stash is buried there!

    These are the keys to seed success as the chipmunk teaches us.
     

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