Acer circinatum 'Burgundy jewel'

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    I bought a few of these this year. To start the year of i was not so excited about the tree. As the spring turned to summer (if you say that about our weather this year) the tree in the sun started to turn a dark purple red. It is now the first of August and I think the tree looks great. It is a dark red purple with a wonderful dark green on the inside poertion of the tree. The tree is a nice compact tree. I would rate it high for interest and color
     

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    I am really liking this tree as the summer goes on. It's coloring is quite nice with the dark rich red/purple and the green leaves below. Some of the red/purple leaves are lighten up. I would put this tree high on my list for circinatums.
     

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  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Have you compared it with 'JFS-Purple'?
     
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    I have not owned 'JFS-Purple' so I can not compare. I did see a Pacific Purple a few years back at a nursery but was not to impressed by its bark color.

    I have three Burgundy Jewel and this one planted in a hot full sun bed has become the most vivid of them The other two are more in shade and are just ok in that location. All three of them have a wonderful dark purple red bark.
     
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    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    I agree with you, Charlie, I think Burgundy Jewel is a jewel colorwise.
    I have both of mine in full sun which is required to bring out the shades of dark reds and
    glowing greens. I love the contrasts of reds & greens in the same leaf or neighboring ones
    which creates that jewelled look. The pallette of colors my trees show throughout the growing
    season is impressive.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    'JFS-Purple' at outlets here had quite purple shoots and I think more leaf color than a small 'Burgundy Jewel' I have grown for perhaps several years. I would want to see multiple examples of each growing next to one another (same exposure and soil etc.) before I sized each up.
     
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    The ones I have are different sizes and one of the three was field grown so they are not the best to get a complete comparison. The field grown tree is the one with the best color. It also has better shape, though not as tall.

    As far as I know the trees could all be the same with a smidgen difference. I try and stay out of that arena.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Plants of each I have seen looked different from one another. But it is suspicious when cultivar types never(?) put on the market before are represented by more than one introduction during the same general time period.
     
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    here are the fall colors for 2011
     

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    When I bought it in May 2018 :

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    Then April 2020, July and today :

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