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Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by yweride, Jun 6, 2005.
Photo Taken 6/5/05
This is a new variety to me and I am quite pleased with the variety of leaf sizes, shapes and colors. While not terribly hardy, it makes a great specimen for a small container. Photos from 6/10/05.
Fall color photo: 11/10/05
This is a cool little tree!
This is a cultivar that I have had difficulty growing in my gardens; I have had 5 plants over the last 10 years and have planted them in various exposures in the gardens. The only two that survived are planted in full sun with southern exposure. The first photo is from Oct 1999 and the second is from Nov. 2005. The Beni hime in the second picture is on the lower left first tier of the garden. The plant is approximately 8 tall by 12 to 14 wide.
I read somewhere, probably Vertrees, that this tree does do better in sun. Mine, illustrated in my previous post, is also in full sun with southern exposure in fairly heavy, moist soil. It really thrived and grew much more than I expected in its first growing season, given its supposedly delicate nature. I was also pleasantly surprised at how it held its red well into the summer with hardly any sunburn. Maybe mine is mistakenly identified.
Beni hime is in the front of the second picture
I just got a Beni Hime a couple of weeks ago and was wondering if any special care was needed. I ask because it was grown in such a way that it's kind've one - sided. I'm trying to fix that, but am not sure how...On top of that, some of the leaves dried up and fell off, but not many at all; probably less than 10%. Thanks!
This is a great plant: the overall appearance is a congested one, but the spring color is especially vibrant and long-lasting.
Is this little maple prone to powdery mildew and/or other diseases? I saw one in a nursery with mildew and scabs on some of the leaves so I steered clear of it. Thanks!
I believe it and a few of the similar dwarfs are a bit prone to foliar fungal diseases. Of course it can be cleared up with most fungicides, and it usually doesn't succumb if in enough sun and without overhead irrigation.
My Beni Hime put one quite a show this year--the spring colors that are shown in the post above lasted about 2 or 3 weeks before starting to green out. Overall, it's a very wonderful plant!
Here's some pictures of my Beni Hime this spring--the first is April 13, as it was just leafing out, and the other one is May 15. It looks good this year and has impressed me so far.
It seems for a while that Beni Hime will stay green, but I am having significant red tones in most leaves in only two weeks of mostly full sun. Here are some pictures, taken today, 6-5.
My beni on a 2 ft. stnd.
Beni Hime grown in pot for three years.
here are the spring colors for 2012
I have recently potted a Beni Hime on my balcony and it is doing very well. I am in a east facing Condo getting morning sun. I live in Toronto and am not sure how to handle it in the winter. I could leave it as is, cover it with burlap or some other type of protection or bring it inside. I would appreciate any suggestions.
I have lost more than one Beni hime to spring freezes here in the PNW
But i still keep buying them. I just keep them in a very sheltered spot in the garden.
I have a fairly large Beni hime in the ground (you can only see about 1/4 of it in the picture). We have milder winters, so that may help, but it seems to be thriving. It gets a lot of hot sun, too. I have it planted in front of a 'Gold Mop' Chamaecyparis , and a grouping of Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'. I love how the Beni hime leaves get so rosy when grown in strong sunlight.
Here's another shot that shows the whole tree...
Beni Hime is the smallest maple in my garden, but in colour it is up there with the best IMO. Here are a few photos in Spring, Summer and Autumn.
If you have a small area in your garden then I would reccomend this cultivar to anyone who wants a lovely variety of colours all through the year.
This is my Beni Hime during the rain in July 2020, after a depressing few days of strong drying winds that have taken its toll on a few of my collection. But this little one gets on with it and just makes me smile.
My 1 year old grafted 'Beni hime'. It has put on quite a bit of growth this year. Looking forward to see what it becomes.
@LoverOfMaples, good morning D, I love this tree, ever since I saw it on amazing maples and Charlie called it 'Little hime'.
I don't know about you, but it brings a smile to my face every day when I see it.
True Bonsai photography D. "Very nice '.