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Discussion in 'Maple Photo Gallery' started by Michael F, Oct 8, 2005.
Photo July 2005.
many thanks micheal f, that really helps. :)
Not many books mention it,but in the U.K. Acer cappadocicum is known to sucker.Huge thickets of it can often be found round old trees.
I thought most tree books did mention that! . . . . just run a quick check on a few, and five out of six checked, do mention it ;-)
The pic at the top if the page is actually of a sucker, it was the only foliage at an easy angle for photographing
Hmmm! You obviously have better books than I. On rechecking my reference books, 5 out of 9 make no mention of suckering. Surprisingly "Trees and Shrubs hardy in the British Isles" by W.J.Bean, "RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants", "The Hilliers Gardeners Guide to Trees and Shrubs", "Maples for Gardens" by the van Gelderens, and "The Gardeners Guide to growing Maples",by James Harris,do not comment on suckering.
Just trying to be helpful by warning others who may not know about its suckering habit.
Bean was the one in my check that didn't mention it, though the Supplement makes up by including the info.
Yes Michael this tree in my garden is small near two big Nerium oleander
Luddite this tree is mention in this book :Trees in Britain,Europe and North America ;by Roger Phillips over 500 trees mention and many photos!
But he doesn't mention the suckers!
Forgot to check "Trees in Britain "by Roger Phillips! Didn't think to check the "Bean" supplement!!
Thanks alex , this book has been a favourite of mine for years. Love all the photos.
Tho' it's just awarded itself a 'down' mark for not mentioning Acer cappadocicum suckers ;-)
Probably part of the reason why I'd not thought to include it in my check earlier . . . I don't tend to use it very often because it doesn't have so much info.
Picture books with condensed descriptions will not mention every aspect of a tree.
I'm adding photos to show the tree shape and samaras of a row of Acer cappadocicum trees in Vancouver's West End, on the 1300 block of Barclay, which is on a Heritage Register of Landscape Resources, listing 41 tree locations in the city. The Cappadocian maples run for five or six blocks on Barclay, maybe up to Stanley Park.
All topped, unfortunately. A few I spotted once on a street in Bellingham had also suffered the same fate.
In Seattle, largely at City Light substations, where it does so well that it deserves to be used more extensively
--Jacobson, Trees of Seattle - Second Edition (2006)
The second flush of growth in summer is particularly attractive. Lovely species.
Thank you for posting that, emery. I saw a few red leaves on one yesterday and thought they were getting fall colours. I'll have to go back to appreciate what I was seeing.
Leafcutter bees seem to particularly appreciate Acer cappadocicum. No, or very little damage on other maples, but almost all the leaves of the 2 I have (one is a 'Rubrum') have been cut :
I get the feeling that once these leafcutter bees find a tree that has leaves of the size, texture and thickness they find agreeable, they will keep going back to that tree for new building material. Similar to your situation I had one tree (A. amoenum seed-grown) this year that was heavily leafcutted while all others were left alone. Remarkable creatures!
A 2021 seedling : they love to bite the leaves. None of my other trees are eaten like that.