Acer palmatum 'Baby Ghost'

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    This is an interesting small tree. It has great fall color.
     

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    My little Baby Ghost, purchased by my boyfriend from Sam @ Eastfork. He did a good job ;)
     

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    I'm not sure what to think about this little tree, or what to expect from color. Most leaves are a dark reddish purple, but then a few that are directly below others look quite different.. I have put it in mostly shade and mostly sun, and it doesn't seem to make much difference (as of yet).
     

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    I have had a hard time figuring out this one myself. It appears somewhat random in coloration...as if it is has variegation amongst the reticulation. IMO it is not a standout amongst other reticulates. However, if you (like me) have a certain affinity for that group of maples, it makes a worthwhile addition.
     
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    baby ghost is my least desired of the ghost series but i still like it in my garden. Its color is a bit unique to each tree and each location. Add to that, it is not easy to get a good shaped tree but at the same time it is a very nice small tree with unique coloring which is not easy to find. It also has a wonderful fall color.
     

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    Here is photos of a very large Baby Ghost grown im a field.
     

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    My Baby ghost is a real baby, only had it a few months, so I thought I would log its photo here and keep the thread updated over the next few years.
    No reticulation really evident as yet.
     

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    The 21st July 2020, I'm getting colours but no reticulation this year. Very pretty none the less. Young tree so time will tell !!!
     

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    Day three of extreme heat 36° C, the regular updates as promised. Today expected to be hotter. Photo 8th August 2020.
     

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    My Baby ghost has coped rather badly this Sumner, had a lot of protection but still not doing well. It is very young, so I hope it will return next year a strong tree.
    Showing the photo as promised, even though it is definatly not pretty.

    Photo taken 19th August 2020.
     

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    14th September 2020 and my little Baby ghost is not doing too well. No buds at all, but still alive atm. I will give this one a lot of protection over the Winter and see how it goes. My fingers are crossed.
     

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    This baby ghost is worth being here for reference.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Totally agree J, they can get lost in the big threads. Very nice btw.
     
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    2nd April 2021 and I wanted to add this photo of my Baby ghost as a reference to show that sometimes maples do not move along as fast as you want. I will post updates as the year progresses and to compare with others on the forum from different climates.
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    This is as good as it gets atm with this one.
     
  15. LoverOfMaples

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    A quick cell pic of the baby yesterday.
     

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    Looks about two weeks ahead of mine D. Very pretty young shoots. Are you keeping yours in a pot, or is it going in the ground the next year or so?
     
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    It will be pot grown for the next couple years.
     
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    Ahh, same here D. Will watch yours with interest.
     
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    Update: 'Baby Ghost' in the greenhouse last night. I might try it in full sun and see what happens.
     

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    Is that morning only full sun D? I don't think I would trust it in the sun any later than noon.
    Yours is looking stunning and especially with that black background.
     
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    Thanks D. I was thinking about the field grown tree that @amazingmaples posted.
     
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    I do think he has some protection for it looking at the shadows in the photo. Sadly we can't ask him, as he's not on the forum anymore.
    But I do see your point D, it does look very healthy and if it's in full all day sun then that is very interesting for this cultivar.
     
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    30th April 2021 and a month after my last posting of my Baby ghost and it's only just waking up. I've had a few discussions recently with members who are watching and waiting for their own tree to come to life.
    So let's see how May goes.
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    4th May 2021 and as promised an update on my Baby ghost. It really isn't moving along as fast as I would hope, especially looking at other members trees.
    But show it I must, as the good AND the bad should be here.
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    9th June 2021 and it's taken quite a long time to get there, but now my Baby ghost had some leaves.
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