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Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by mjh1676, May 15, 2005.
Progression of leaf from 4/05/05 to 5/13/05. Tree in partial shade with afternoon sun.
Nice cultivar but very close to Deshojo. What are the differences ?
Beni Maiko does not hold its color as well as Deshojo but the second season growth will have dark scarlet red odd shaped leaves that are quite attractive. This usually only happens on more mature trees.
'Beni Maiko' 6-21-08. This tree is awesome. The spring color was better than Deshojo....my neighbor has one. And yes ok it is not as bright as hers is now, but the features are so much cooler. More distinct colors and the wrinkled leaves are incredible as they change from spring to summer.
i agree with cirque with the spring color.... sometimes i have a hard time differentiating between makio and deshojo but the wrinkled leaves are the giveaway! My makio got TOSTED by late frost but it pushed its second growth with great success. i think next year i may throw some shade cloth for a week or two so it doesn't get fried again weird winter i guess.
Another early bird,this one's already faded from the dazzling bright red which 'Shin Deshojo' is just now displaying.This year it's fading with some yellow colouration in the leaves producing this nice almost brick-red appearance.It's a close call but I still prefer this one out of the two cultivars.
here is a photo of my new Beni maiko. it is interesting int that the big tree is not as vivid red as a smaller one I have. It may just be from the different light picked up from the camera so I will shot more shots of the tre with different light.
My new Beni maiko. How sun tolerant is this cultivar? Trying to determine where I should site it.
Tolerates full sun in Atlanta Georgia. However it does hold its color longer if you can give it a cooler location and still get a half day of morning sun.
Close-up Spring leaves
My newest addition, a Beni Maiko. Love the color and leaf size varietion of this tree. Photos were taken yesterday, Aug 2014. I also have a Shin Deshojo. Looking forward to comparing the color intensity of the two this Fall and next Spring.
I would like to add my Beni Maiko to this thread, as it's become one of the most colourful maples in my garden. It thrives in full sun and needs little attention. I've added Spring Summer and Autumn photos. As you can see, there is no season that it does not brighten a garden.
An update for Summer on my Beni Maiko. Not doing too bad on the 20th July.
My Beni maiko is in full sun and holds its colour well up to the end of July. These photographs taken today 29th July 2020. Just starting to lose it's scarlet tones now, preparing for the Autumn show.
7th August 2020, rain through the night thankfully, as it's going to be the hottest day this year in the UK. I will post my maples during and after this heatwave.
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!!!??
So much pretty new growth on my Beni Maiko. These reds are Spring like !!!!!
Well it's the last day of August 2020 and as we have had a lot of rain and cooler weather here in England over the past two weeks, all my maples are doing well for the time of year.
A Spring photo !!? No, it's nearly Autumn!!! What a very strange year.
6th September 2020 and there has been a lot of talk on the maples forum about the strange colours this year. Yes they are strange, but enjoyable to see none the less.
A close up today to show the changes that are happening fast now on my Beni Maiko.
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.
Beni Maiko makes a good point here, as it is often a scarlet red at this time of the year.
4th October 2020 and it looks like Spring on my Beni Maiko. This is so strange.
7th October 2020 and my maples are either turning to Autumn colours, or have new Spring like growth or the leaves are just ready to drop. Such a strange year.
My Beni Maiko though is now doing everything it should with the reddening of it's leaves.
7th November 2020 and I'm posting this to show how the colours are not too interesting after early Autumn compared to the rest of the year. You really have to appreciate it whilst you can. The shoots do go everywhere on this one, so needs a tidy in March.
Would I reccomend it for the garden, answer is definitely Yes.
22nd April 2021 and my Beni Maiko is looking it's usual radiant scarlet now.
Even after the nights frost it didn't stop it from doing what it does best and thats being a very cheerful tree. The water is from my spraying at night and in the very early mornings to protect against frost damage.
29th April 2021 and is there anything quite as vivid pink as a Beni Maiko in a maple collection at this time of the year. I'm not sure there is tbh.
9th May 2021 and the colours of my Beni Maiko are probably at their best now. I still, have a few other cultivars that haven't leafed out yet. A very strange Spring...