2 forms of Aka Shigitatsu Sawa being sold?

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  1. SLR2009

    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi, are there 2 forms of Aka Shigitatsu Sawa being sold. One with leaves that are mostly red and the other with leaves that are red and green?
     
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    Jaybee63 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    “Aka” is the red leaved version of Shigitatsu Sawa.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi @SLR2009 Beni Shigitatsu Sawa, a lot more green.
     
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    Shigitatsu sawa impulse buy the other day.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @LoverOfMaples , good morning D, we just can't stop ourselves lol
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Does Aka Shigitatsu Sawa have red leaves in full sun or does it still have green coloring?
     
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    SLR2009 Active Member 10 Years

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    Does this Maple look like Aka Shigitatsu Sawa?
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @SLR2009, here are the leaves of my Beni Shigitatsu Sawa. Yours do have the appearance of Aka.
     

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    Goodnight @Acerholic lol and you haven't told nothing but the truth my friend.
     
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    Here's my aka from this week and a pic of the stunning red it will go in the fall , same tree but last years red , spring leaf colour will start to fade shortly then go a deep green but still with the strong markings in the leaf. Now if i wanted to see a change in the colours now, just move into a sunnier spot and it will turn almost within the next week , added a few pics also of the same tree from years back mainly in the June months 2014/15 mainly in different areas before i realised this needs loads of shade.
     

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    That's red is beautiful!
     
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    ROEBUK Contributor Maple Society

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    With out fail every year the same intense red , would struggle to find a more deeper red than this in my garden come the fall, and i have some nice reds but this one is up there with the best.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @ROEBUK , Hi M couldn't agree more, looks like you could warm your hands on it.

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    Hi, I received a tree which was labeled 'Aka Shigitatsu Sawa'. It was in full sun in the nursery. Does this tree look like Aka Shigitatsu Sawa? Thanks
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @SLR2009 , good morning, IMO you have AKA which is the red. I have Beni Shigitatsu Sawa which is far more green. Sumner colour on both does have green, but one more than the other.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    These are my Beni and Shigitatsu Sawa this morning. As you see they are very green compared to your AKA. Photo 3 is of them together.

    The only reason I don't have AKA is room and I already have so many reds of other cultivars. But I would if I could, lol.

    A lot of people say that Beni and Aka are the same, but in my garden they are not.
    Hence why I say I do not have AKA.

    Hope that's of some help.

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