Acer palmatum 'Amber Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    2nd April 2021 and my first showing of my Amber ghost. So many peoples favourite ghost and probably mine if I'm tbh.
    So here we go for another season....
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    18th April 2021 and it's being a bit slow, but with all the night frosts, I am more than happy it is.
    But now it starts.
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    My 'Amber Ghost'
     

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    This is the perfect colouring of this wonderful cultivar. Also the protection you have given it D has paid off very well indeed.
     
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    I think so too D!
     
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    A few pics depicting an ever changing ghost tree (amber ghost).
    1. green leaves when I picked it from its shady spot at the garden nursery.
    2. 2 weeks after I planted it in its spot at home with 6 hrs of AM sun and then PM shade.
    3. fully red after 3-4 weeks in the same spot. Summer of 2020. Temps were in the 80s and 90s.
    4. Fall color in October 2020.
    5. Last two are current Spring 2021 colors.
    6. These trees are freaking awesome. In my opinion, no other real challenger in the botanical kingdom to its Grace and Beauty!
     

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    No arguments from anyone on this forum Ultraman. And Amber ghost is up there with the best in the maple world IMO.
    Great pics of the history of your tree, I enjoyed them a lot.
     
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    4th May 2021 and possibly one of the most asked about ghosts, is my Amber ghost.
    So here it is today after a battering last night.
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    10th May 2021 and I wanted to show the leaves on my Amber ghost fully open.
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    Just out of the box and I'm already in love
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    Me too and it's not even mine, lol
     
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    Wonderful N, and the love just grows deeper and deeper, honest!!!
     
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    19th May 2021 ad no apologies for posting this today. It looked so nice I wanted to share it.
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    One of my favourites in my little collection!
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    Mine too Xi. I love the placement you have done BTW.
     
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    Thanks D! It's fun trying to juggle them around so there's an interesting contrast while keeping all the 'delicates' in the most shaded corner and moving the sun-lovers out to the end where there's more light. Clearly I need more trees so I have a larger selection of colours to play with! ;)
     
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    LOL........
     
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    26th May 2021 and after requests to see the full tree, here is my Amber ghost.
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    I moved my Amber Ghost into a little bit more sun as it was losing some colour, and it's flushed such a pretty shade:
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    It certainly has Xi. They all do like a little more sun that we often give them tbh.
     
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    I don't play favourites with my trees, except when I do. I love this little guy:

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    Lol, but I think we all do on a daily basis. That's why we love our Japanese Maples.
     
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    7th June 2021 and although it's been the slowest start ever for my maples. My Amber ghost has done quite well.
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    16th June 2021 and such a contrast from my last posting of rain soaked leaves, so how about sunshine through my Amber ghost from the underside.
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    The colour's slightly muted now but it's holding up against our weird temperamental weather, so I'm quite pleased with it.

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