Acer monspessulanum

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  1. Laurie

    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer monspessulanum - Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, accession #611-56.
     

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    Acer monspessulanum - Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, accession #1698-56.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Our largest known examples are in Bellingham* (405 Fieldstone Rd), and in Tacoma (Wright Park, Point Defiance Park). See Van Pelt, Champion Trees of Washington State.

    *Washington State Champion. Last measured 1992, not checked recently.
     
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    Acer monspessulanum - UWBG Arboretum, accession #1698-56.
     

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    acer monspessulanum in the wild ,this woods is in Monti della Tolfa,the region is Lazio,the province is Rome (west near the sea)the color of leaves is rich red ,i presume because the soil is volcanic or because many cow and horse live in this zone and fertilize natural this lovers the PH..grown with :cercis siliquastrum,pistacia lentiscus,fraxinus,quercus ilex ,under woods is present beautiful euphorbia
    the castle is in Santa Severa distance 4km
    pics date today
     

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    Great pics Alex
     
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    thanks Gomero :-)
     
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    Let's not forget the great beauty of the Montpelier maple in spring, when it is filled with flowers. Here is a flowering branch.
     

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    One that has been in the ground for about 20 years, a seedling taken from "Brive-la-Gaillarde" and brought back in a yoghurt pot.

    September 2020, February 2021, and after pruning, May 2021.

    My son calls this pruning "tête de chat" (cat's head). It works well on most maples, they can backbud lower :

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    By the way, Montpelier is the state capital of Vermont, this species of maple was called from Montpellier (two "L"s).

    Vermont and Maine have a significant proportion of people from French origins like Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy), hence the name of the city. At that time, spelling was quite hazardous, but the maple species comes from the Mediterranean area, including Montpellier, not Montpelier in Vt.

    Lile most maples, it can backbud lower. Here it is today (not the red one in the foreground, you stoopid ^_^)

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    If ever I have to cut it down, I'll look for an "ébéniste", a cabinet-maker, for the wood is as hard as iron and it must be interesting too to make musical instruments or marquetry.
     
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