Acer palmatum 'Asahi zuru'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a little Acer palmatum 'Asahi zuru' that I obtained a couple of years ago. It certainly is not a vigorous grower like 'Oridono nishiki' but it makes up by being much more freely variegated. Pictures were made, left to right, April 2003 and June 2003.
     

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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This is a mature specimin ... first year planted so still to show of its best
     

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  3. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    nice plant

    That's a nice plant Sam. How old is it? What kind of exposure does it get? Elmore
     
  4. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It is sheltered by a band of trees .... gets afternoon sun (not too hot in Ireland)
    I am hoping that this year will show a marked improvement. I have found that the second year after planting out into the ground makes a massive difference in the development of the tree. Will take another pic later in the year to see how it goes
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Really a very satisfying cultivar showing extremely healthy growth, (up to 1 m. this season). The spring growth was mostly green but then the new summer growth is heavily variegated, a good choice for summer interest. The plant is in the ground and sees about 1 hr of afternoon sun. There is a slight leaf scorch. The first two pics are of late May and the third in July.

    Gomero
     

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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Just as a follow up
    My plant suffered severe frost damage this year with heavy die back. I feared I might have lost it completely. Although protected by other trees it must have been in what is known as a frost pocket. I have no other explanation as to why it should have suffered so heavily given where it is planted
    This is the new growth that came back, so it looks as though it will be fine, albeit set back a year. Here's hoping it doesn't get another similar attack this coming winter
     

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    This photo was taken October 19, 2007 and shows the yellow, green, pink and reds of autumn color. The yellow-golds show up best in sunlight. This particular Asahi zuru is about 5 feet tall, is in the ground, its leaf variegation progressed from April to about August, and it has pronounced pink striations on its bark, like Oridnono Nishiki. Very nice cultivar.
     

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    These photos were taken of my Asahi Zuru on 5/9/06 and 10/20/07. This cultivar displays wonderful variegation in late spring and just plain fabulous fall color. This particular tree is now about 6-1/2' tall and resides in filtered light with limited late afternoon sun.
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    "The rising sun maple", Vertrees, expect that's the translation. Tree gets about 6 hours mid day sun, haven't noticed any seed. H 8m.{25'} x W 5m.{15'} narrowly vase shaped in a crowded position, may have been more spreading in an open position. Photo leaves from below, July 15/08. Bark photos May 26/09.
     

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    Alittle guy.
     

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  11. LoverOfMaples

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    Found this one looking beautiful yesterday.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Not spoken about too often D, as can be seen by the last posting in May 2010. But when you see your photo the question has to be asked, 'Why not'.
     
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    Update: doing and growing well I think
     

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    I'm can happily say this cultivar is one of the best. I haven't notice any revision and it's a great grower.
     

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    Taken today 07557497-5979-4C5B-9656-264330BB6C05.jpeg
     

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