Acer caudatum subsp. ukurunduense

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  1. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have little to say about this tree except that I think it will become one of my favorite maples. This is a young 7ft specimen that is still quite immature with limited side-branching. The entire tree is young enough that all of the bark takes on a nice red color in winter, a characteristic said to be limited to younger twigs on mature specimens. Yellow flowers are interesting in spring as is the bronze foliage. The foliage matures from bronze to green with a good yellow tone.
     

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    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Some informations are available here.

    What is the average size of mature leaves on this species ?

    Can you post one picture of a leaf when it will be mature ?

    Thank you
     
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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Andre:
    Here are some photos as of April 4th, 2005. It is now about 6 weeks since the first bud break. I am pretty confident as to the legitamacy of the subsp. name, but I belive it is still too immature to see the flowering necessary to completely confirm things. I first grew to like this maple through the photo in the Vertrees 3rd ed.

    This maple as relatively small leaves at maturity and would be ideal planted as a multi-trunked specimen or left with low angled side-branching.

    Best regards,
    MJH
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Since it's dioecious the implication is that if you ever want viable fruits you will have to plant at least one other.
     
  5. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Ron,

    I don't know that it will be important to reap the fruits of our labor, but this tree has since been transplanted in to a friends yard in a more suitable location. Maybe he will want two. Although I doubt it as I am quickly filling up his yard. We planted it about 25ft from an [SIZE=-1]Acer tegmentoseum 'White Tigress' and in the foreground of a very slow growin liquidambar. I hope it all turns out well.

    Thanks,
    Michael
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Unless there's an Acer spicatum nearby - the two are listed in the same subsection so might be able to hybridise
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well, I finally found one at an English nursery. I can confirm what Michael has said about the atractiveness of this maple. Mine is small but it already shows all its potential with very healthy growth. Pics taken today.

    Gomero
     

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Last autum i planted this maple ,i see that young branch are red is normal? photo ,two days ago
     

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    The one in our arboretum has bright red new shoots ,so yes. Really beutiful!
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Zone thank you :)unfortunately this beautiful maple not have a good resistance to hot wind,in my zone leaves burned in june !
     
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    But good resistance against cold temperatures, we can´t get it all...;-)
     
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