Acer japonicum 'Emmetts Pumpkin'

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  1. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a new cultivar for me this year. It was purchased as a seven gal. plant from Topiary Gardens and has shown interesting colors this spring and summer. The leaf hangs in a very relaxed manner and the red color that was mixed with green in the spring has remained into the summer season. I have been told that this has good orange fall color and will wait to see in a few months. Is anyone familiar with this cultivar? The reason that I selected the tree was because my new grandson was named Emmett so it seamed like I should add one to the garden.

    The first two pictures are from spring 2008 and the next three from 7 July 2008.
     

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  2. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Never heard of it. It has great colors. From the name one could safely assume it was selected by someone in an English speaking country ;o)), the U.S. perhaps?
    Ed, maybe you can ask the question to Topiary Gardens.

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    summer shoots!!this maple have very dry resistance
     

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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    'Emmet's Pumpkin' from a few days ago.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    One of the very best of the japonicum's. Don't think you will have any regrets in buying this one D.
     
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    No regrets at all. I'm a sucker for shirasawanums and japonicums any ways. I'm thinking its almost time to find it a place in the ground.
     
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    I think your right D. These do look better in the ground with those big leaves.
     
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    What a beautiful cultivar this is. I have mine in morning sun/afternoon shade and I'm pleased with it. I'm also pleased with its growth rate.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a very desirable maple, but I've found that to really show the orange pumpkin color it needs to be in a fairly shady location. In sun it is more red.

    The spelling in the thread title is correct. Yours looks fabulous Derek.

    Took me a bit but I found the story of the name, as related in a personal communication by Mr. Maple Matt Nichols. I don't think this is widely known so I'll publish it here:

    "It was named in Oregon for a boy named Emmett. The family that found the original seedling charged Nursery's $1 royalty for the tree originally and supposedly put it all toward the young Emmett's college. I met his aunt once at a garden show and she told me the story."

    Maybe they should have named it Emmett's Piggybank! :)
     
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    What a lovely story E.
     
  11. LoverOfMaples

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    Thank E. I love the story and that name would have been right on.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    fall colors (my video)

    some pics
     

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    Lovely photos and wonderful video, thanks Alex, your Emmetts Pumpkin is stunning. .

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Autumn color when grown in shade, from 2015, before the tree was planted out. You can really see how it got the "pumpkin" part of the name!

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