Acer circinatum 'Sunglow'

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  1. mendocinomaples

    mendocinomaples Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Peach-apricot colored leaves in the spring change to lime green/yellow in the summer. Shade.

    Small tree to maybe 5 feet, slow growing but worth the wait.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is such a pretty tree it deserves a couple more pictures. These are taken nearly 2 months after leaf out, the plant still glows. Mine is second year in a pot, but I think I will put it in the ground next winter.
     

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    For sure it deserves more pics! Really very nice specimen, Emery. I'm not very devote research origins of the genus Acer; but it seems to me some remembrance with the japonicums & shirasawanus cultivars. Could be some association or common origin between circinatum and the others?

    Nelran
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Nelran! I picked this up from Esveld on a visit to Holland 2 years ago. It seems like a pretty easy plant.

    I'm not sure what the state of the research is. I guess that one could study fossil records to try and determine the spread of the species. Paleobotany! And, although chromosome studies have been made I don't think that there has been any talk of DNA analysis of the genus or any of its taxa. One thing is clear though: japonicum, shirasawanum, circinatum and (IIRC) sieboldianum are closely related. A. circinatum is sometimes called the American version of A. japonicum.

    cheers,

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    Thanks for the info, Emery.

    Greetings from this side of the pond.

    Nelran
     
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    here is a photo of my AC 'Sunglow' I really enjoy this tree
     

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    Here is a picture of Sunglow in my greenhouse
     

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    mine got mildew last year and had poor showing, cant wait for this year, looks like its about to push new growth! wasn't sure it was going to make it
     
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    Mildew is an issue with the tree, I kept my watered well last year and did not have the problem, I have also kept mine out of full sun and as it goes, here in the PNW we never have full sun. Sunny Sister is just as impressive, it has a different color pattern on the leaves and tends to grow a bit larger.
     
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    i have heard that about sunny sister but have never seen one in person, i moved my sunglow to part shade so time will tell!!
     
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    If you come vist my place, you can see a couple Sunny Sister. I have three total, one planted and two in containers. They are all about 5' tall. I still wish I could have kept the first one I bought, it was 9' tall and 8' wide but it was too big for my garden.
     
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    i would love to check one out, it doesnt look like there is much of a diff via the comp but i would realy like to see one in reall life!!!! would you mind if i saw your collection? i am in kinsgston and would be willing to show you my yard
     
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    you are always welcome to come over and see the trees. Currently I have about 950 trees with about 350-400 varieties. Ido have both sunglow and sunny sister so you can see the difference. It is very hard to tell the difference if you do not have both. I think growth habit is one of the biggest difference. There is a big difference in color but you have to have a better memory than me to identify them. One tended to have more of the electric green where the other had more peachy coloring. Now I will make sure to try and note the differences, (when I get leaves this year).
     
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    do you sell maples? i can only imagine that many maples
     
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    People have found a way to leave my yard with a tree or two, that allows me to go out and get more trees.
     

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