Acer palmatum 'Amber Ghost'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by mjh1676, May 10, 2005.

  1. Maple_Lady

    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    jfuller, most JMs burn their leaves during the first summer because the roots are not established. You are correct that its coloration will be different next year. Amber Ghost along with several other Ghost maples have a lot of differences in color and leaf size from year to year. Peaches and Cream also tends to vary from one spring to another, but when it is right on - it is indeed Peaches and Cream. I don't think that having much less sun will affect your Amber Ghost. I like the more subtle shades like pink, lavender, and light green.
     
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  2. mlejazz

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    My young Amber Ghost .
    Taken may 3 2018 . second May 6 2018
     

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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very nice. Do you have other ghost maples?
     
  4. mlejazz

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    Yes one Purple Ghost , I'm not really Impressed ( But I think I did not find the ideal location )

    And one sister Ghost , I really love this one (still small 28 inchs ) , I bought it at a nursery in france with a true passionate and expert in culture My Sister Ghost is not Grafted but from cuttings , he told me this multiplication made maples that lived much longer ( some others say it makes trees weaker ... ),
    when I repotted it the soil mix surprised me .,
    there was ( silt ) potting soil , clay and sand , I wondered how the roots were not asphyxiated by all this clay , but it's a master for the perfect mix between draining and retain water. ( I contacted him and we had a very interesting conversation about it )
    I have not tried these mixes yet but I really want to learn to develop this technique of culture , it seems like a very natural soil for our favorite trees , but I think very complicated to master this culture technique .
    and me who thought that a japanese maple needed an ultra-draining soil !!

    I put a picture and think it is possible to find the perfect mix for our maples .

    Best
     

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  5. Maple_Lady

    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow, clay soil that works - I am not convinced. I am a one woman nursery/grower/collector of JMs. To thrive the roots need to dry out inbetween watering periods. Different climates, different soils, but one thing is certain - poor drainage leads to 99% of the deaths of JMs. Once the maple is weakened with root rot then it is suceptable to Verticillium Wilt and Pseudomonas. The funny thing about JMs is that when the roots are struggling the tips of the branches begin to wilt. This makes people think that it needs more water. Education to share that crispy leaves means more water, but wilting tips means get it out of the pot fast - lol.

    Sister Ghost is my favorite 'Ghost' maple. I get all of my maples already grafted in little 4" pots from Talon Buchholz, the man who created the Ghost series. I will send a few pics of my Ghost maples if you like. Thanks, Sam
     
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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My Amber Ghost is now in full sun and I think it hates it. The leaves are huge. I will take a pic and show you.
     

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