Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    These are images of Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'. I found a good size plant in front of a local Bank's ATM machine in 1996 and have been making regular withdrawals ever since.
     

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  2. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Are you suggesting that the bank is a good source of cuttings for grafting?
     
  3. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    indeed

    Yes indeed. It pays dividends. Here are a some of these dividends planted in my landscape.
     

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  4. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is one planted in the landscape that is really looking good this year.
     

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  5. Carl Bergstrom

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    This year I'm getting quite a bit of orange in my "Green Cascade," which I have exposed to moderate (Seattle) sun. Have others experienced this?

    Best regards,
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    I've planted mine on the top of a (short) retaining wall, hoping it will cascade over the edge in time. It's just a little feller, mayber 15" tall at this point. It's in almost full sun, which is pretty severe in North Carolina, with shade only after 3 or 4pm. It hasn't died but it also hasn't put out any new growth. I'm hoping that once it becomes acclimated this year it will do OK next year. Anyone else try this one in similar conditions?
     
  7. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Mtngato,

    I have a "little feller" also, about 12 inches in its first year. It is in a 2gal. can and I had it in near full sun exposure until recently. I was having the same experience. The spring leaves were nice, but were under sized with a good deal of bronze tones. After many weeks, I got a bud at the terminal chute that barely developed--just slightly opened. So here I sit, no better, no worse, not fried or burned, just stagnate. I'll have to see what happens later in the summer and spring.

    While I am not sure it is the variety itself, but instead I suspect it is a lack of vigor out of the rootstocks used on many plants in my area. We'll leave it at that.

    I did buy a nice 1gal. plant for a friend that we planted out this spring and it is a stunner, but not fast growing. It looks great but seems to have to be established more so than other maples to have a good deal of new growth. I have actually noticed this from all the japonicums I grow. If stressed or not not quite happy, they will put out leaves and look nice but they won't grow. With palmatums, we often get growth regardless.

    MJH
     
  8. swanny

    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Picture of my 2 year old "Green Cascade" taken today. This looks like about peak color.
     

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    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer Japonicum "Green Cascade"

    Two leaves left on my "Green Cascade" I scanned this one on my scanner to capture the color accurately.

    Swanny
     

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    Re: Acer Japonicum "Green Cascade"

    Closeup of green cascade in fall
     

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    Mine is in full shade and seems to be snaking out horizontally pretty well
     

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    Re: Acer Japonicum "Green Cascade"

    A very low grafted Green Cascade in fall color.
     

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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    green cascade.jpg A small second year graft with some unexpected flowers. Photo from 4-18
     
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  14. PPC_SPC

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    Here are the leaves in the summer.
     

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    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    The photos below are Green Cascade in my garden in spring and fall of 2006.
     

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  16. mapledia

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    Re: Acer Japonicum "Green Cascade"

    A lovely cultivar. I especially like the orange tones in the spring. This photo was taken April 13, 2007.
     

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    Does seem to be a strong grower once established, strongly branched and spreading, little dieback. Being grown in full sun. Pic 1 taken Oct.9/07, pic 2 - Oct.21/07.
     

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    Here is a Green Cascade which I have had planted in my garden for a few years. It struggled for the first couple years after it came from a grower who over used it.
     

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    For those who have this cultivar, how do you find it stands up to wind and cold?

    I had to relocate mine because the dogs were breaking branches off of it, but it will outgrow the location I moved it to in a year or two. I am thinking of moving it to the center of a large raised bed flanked by two silver maples, perfect for showing off its beautiful fall colors, and it would have plenty of room to spread out. It would receive varying dappled sun/shade throughout the day, BUT as we face WNW, it would be exposed to wind. With the way the street runs, those cold north winds funnel directly down the street and the large silver maples would offer very little windbreak. This is my only hesitation with this location, otherwise it is ideal.
     

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    Here is a low graft of 'Green Cascade' growing as ground cover in fall color.
     

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  22. Ron B

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    Not as tall and big overall as the Amazing Maples example appears to be (it would be useful if its dimensions were stated) but another one of some size and age can be seen just east of the house at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden near Seattle, WA. A sign that may still be on display there misidentifies the tree as A. japonicum 'Acontitifolium', but the specimen clearly has the habit and leaves of 'Green Cascade'.
     

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