Acer mandschuricum, anybody have?

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  1. Arktrees

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    When looking through a local nursery, what do I come across, but 2 2.5" caliper B&B Acer mandschuricum. One tree is about 15'/5m, and the other 20'/6.5m in heights. Very upright trees that look like they are headed to much larger. Both look healthy. First thought is that it's mis-labeled, but the leaves are just emerging, and they are definitely trifloriate as would be expected. Expensive, but not any more than other trees of the caliper.

    Just wish I had a place to put one...........

    Anybody know where a mature specimen is, and how big they really get? Culture, etc?
     
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  2. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Main attraction is the fall color. It likes full sun in my place. Adult size is given to 10-12 m. Very early leafer. Easy to grow.

    Gomero
     
  3. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, the problem is spring frosts. Arktrees, if the one's you saw are not substantially more developed than other trees around, I would question whether it is really mandshuricum. Mine is just becoming established, putting on good growth this year, but I understand it is a fast grower once in place.

    Another highlight is the contrast of the reddish-bronze new leaves against the very light gray trunk.

    -E
     
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    Very beautiful tree. It does leaf out early, but ours does not seem much troubled by our late frosts. Also colors early in the fall, one of the first.
     
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    My favorite foliage all the trifoliates but tends to be a bit of a rangy grower if not well pruned. Took these new foliage shots yesterday.
     

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    beautiful maple !my experience with this maple is good .."easy" to grow...
    pics start Autumn
     

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  7. Arktrees

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    Thanks for the input everyone. There is very little of what I feel to be reliable information available on the internet. As for the early leafout, I don't think the is reliable due to these being new arrivals from where I don't know. But the other trees that arrived at the same time have not leafed out at this time. I intend to keep and eye on them, to be sure, and will probable wait not matter what I do.

    Thanks again,
    Arktrees
     

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