Acer palmatum 'Arakawa'

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Good : that's about what I achieved in my best year, but the cuttings were thicker.

    Great ! Wish you luck. Do you think it responds better to wiring and pruning than Arakawa, or is it too soon to say ?
     
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    It's too soon to say right now.
     
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    Yes, I suppose so. As someone said lately, "the path is more enlightening than the aim", or something. ^_^
     
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    Subtle changes on my Arakawa today 3rd August 2020. Got as close as I possibly could with my camera.
     

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    21st August 2020, two named Summer storms are going to hit later today with winds of 50 mph plus, so I thought it better to take photos early.
    All have picked up this last week due to cooler conditions and long awaited rain. The colours are changing !!!!
    This one loves being against the red background, it picks out the veigning so well IMO.
    A dry leaf today, to show the features a little better.
     

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    August 24th 2020 and I am keeping the photo diary going the best I can. So much rain and tomorrow 70mph winds forecast. Will the leaves be there for October!!!??
    Starting to yellow up a little now, so expecting some golden colours in a few weeks time.
     

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    August 29th 2020 and Autumn colours are very fast approaching. It even feels like we are in October today rather than August. 7° C at the moment.
    Just a few days since my last posting, but I had to show how my Arakawa is now changing. For those of you that have asked, this is how pretty this cultivar really is and is well worth a place in any garden IMO.
     

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    4th September 2020 and the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter, which is a bit too fast for me. Busy time of the year in the garden for us maple growers, with less daylight !!!
    A morning with no dew or rain, but colours now popping up everywhere!!
    Pinks,reds, oranges and muted yellows on my Arakawa this morning.
     

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    8th September 2020 and the heat is returning, but very cloudy. My maples will enjoy this as long as there is no more new growth.
    Now the leaves are turning, so pink today!!!
     

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    25th September 2020 and some colours are more subtle than others. But that is the beauty of maples they are all so different and often the same tree is different year on year. This is why they are loved the world over.
     

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    31st March 2021 and I feel that this is going to be a good year for my Arakawa, as I was saying last night to a member on PM's.
    So here it is to start the diary for 2021.
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    In the last sun rays :

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    9th April 2021 and I wanted to show the effects of -7°C on my trees leaves etc. So here is my Arakawa this morning., 3 days after that frost.
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    My 'Arakawa
     

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    Couple of more years before the nobbly bark D, but its well on the way.
     
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    it has started already D. i need to airlayer one of those leaders (there are 3 coming from the same spot) before it gets too rough.
     
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    Thats brilliant news D. These can take several years to show the bark it's so well known for.
     
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    1st May 2021 and I've got some leaves, this is surprising with this terrible weather atm, but I hope the frosts will be behind us in another 48 hrs or so.
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    30th June 2021 and my Arakawa is now in Summer mode and showing signs of second flush leaves now.
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    Some new beautiful redish leaves on this Arakawa today:

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    Thank you, it is around 56 cm, the base and nebari are huge.
     
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    I can tell.
     
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    12th July 2021 and the new leaves on my Arakawa are really striking now. More to come hopefully.
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    Beautiful and in perfect conditions D, have a good day.
     
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