Acer Mystic Jewel

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I've just received my new Acer palmatum 'Mystic Jewel'. At this moment in time it is not exactly a jewel, but it has wonderful shaped leaves that are going to look great when they mature.

    Time will tell!!!!!!
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Luke’s Maples, what is your opinion of yours Luke?? Very interested to hear your thoughts on this one.
    @dicky5ash, good morning R, interested to hear what you think of the leaves as you were considering buying this cultivar.
     
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    Looks healthy, I agree leaves are a lovely shape..whilst it looks rather like a typical P. I am sure it will colour up lovely over the next few years. I need to cut up my payment cards otherwise I shall be pushing buttons this evening! Why is too many never enough!!!
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Thanks R, I will update the thread. And yes I need to go to a group and stand up and say I am D I am an Acerholic. Or create a thread for us all to confess our problems with buying these 'Oh so beautiful trees'.
     
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    Even my teenage kids now say “you have too many trees” lol
     
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    Same here from my granddaughters, lol. Think they maybe right !!!!!!!
     
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    You did it !!!!!!!!
    Now that's three of us that can update the thread over the years.
     
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    Brilliant. Let’s all compare notes lol
     
  10. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Definitely Luke , that's what this forum is so good for. If it's OK with you and @dicky5ash, I will move the last few posts to the Mystic jewel thread.
     
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    No that’s the pic off the net D
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Lol. Thought you bought it R . Understand why you posted it now, the colours!!!!!!
     
  13. Del

    Del Active Member Maple Society

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    The first 2 are of my Mystic Jewel which I’ve had for a couple of months, it’s colour is nothing like the pictures, Also its not grafted which is dissapointing.
    The other 2 are of my Black Lace, this is planted in full sun so probably not as dark as it would be in shade.

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    Good afternoon Del, great to hear from you. Yes Mystic Jewel is a wait and see I think regarding colouring.
    Love your Black Lace, I got one for Fathers day yesterday, but it's late coming to me. Can't wait tbh.
    Apart from the lovely maples, it looks like you have an amazing lawn.
     
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    kbguess Active Member 10 Years

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    @Del why is "not grafted" disappointing?
     
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    Del Active Member Maple Society

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    @kbguess From what I understand grafted maples are generally stronger and more vigorous growers, depending on the rootstock.
    I would imagine that Mystic Jewel is probably micropropagated in Holland. My plant does does look very healthy with plenty of growth.
     
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    My Mystic jewel is not grafted either, but as it looks a strong green palmatum, all should be fine. It is the more delicate varieties that need a strong understock. Much like Atropurpureum is on it's own roots and often used as a good rootstock.
     
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    @Del I was thinking that it is looking pretty vigorous on its own roots.
     

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