“Big” leaves

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  1. Jaybee63

    Jaybee63 Rising Contributor Maple Society

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    Acer japonicum 'Attaryi'
    Leaves measuring 9”, these are the biggest of any maple I own. D4BFFEBE-B718-400B-9B27-1095CBE2B50C.jpeg 771551A2-E366-437D-A3F7-0B9D6F4720DA.jpeg BA3BF219-04CE-4049-ADD2-FB9E3A9D4728.jpeg
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I think they call those Whoppers here in England J. Lol. I just enlarged the photo to get a good look at the leaves and I must say, they are in amazing condition and especially after the April we have just had. You must be very pleased.
     
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    Those are BIG!
     
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    @Jaybee63 Colossal even and beautiful condition! I picked up Attaryi last year from Batsford but it’s only about 2foot tall..larger leaves than any other Japonicum I have but not as big as yours yet..

    How large is your tree? Can you imagine the overall impact of a 13ft tall Attaryi in the Autumn!!!!
     

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  5. Jaybee63

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    Only picked it up last gear as a 1 year graft, it’s now around 30” tall.
    Great autumn colour, but right now all the leaves are massive and perfect.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    FWIW, I've seen larger leaves (~30 cm across) on Acer macrophyllum, if you're looking for outsize maple leaves ;-)
     
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    Indeed. This one is close to two feet across. IMG_20200610_122202415.jpg


    I apologize for going a bit off topic, but I find it fascinating how leaf sizes reduce when keeping maples (and many other species) small. The white ring in the above photo is the rim of a small pot with an acer macrophyllum that I've raised from seed. IIRC, this is its 6th year. IMG_20210430_143132660_HDR.jpg

    I doubt it is @Jaybee63's cup of tea [sic], but I think it would be fun to root a cutting and see if "Attaryi" behaves like every other maple species with which I am familiar.
     
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