Acer palmatum 'Beni maiko'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    I enjoyed my Beni Maiko last year, but this year it had been consistently disappointing: stringy branches and small, sparse leaves after the winds and frosts of early spring. Then I ignore it for a few weeks, and the next time I look at it it's become gorgeous again. Gotta love these trees:

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    It has been a tough couple of months, but as you say Xi, "Gotta love these trees". It is going to be strange to have a Beni Maiko with so much colour in June, but no complaints here.
     
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    That's so true, D - I think of it as nice compensation for the weird Spring we've had so far - there should be some benefits from all that wind and frost, right?
     
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    Oh yes, definatly Xi.
     
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    Another shot of that red-foliage-turning-to-green:

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    I have mine next to my Pixie, now some would day two reds next to each other can't look right, but as you have correctly stated, Beni Maiko turns a mottled green for the Summer, so IMO looks pretty next to a red.
    Perfect two photos Xi to show the transformation.
     
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    That sounds like a excellent pairing for a photo, D, just saying.... ;)
     
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    Will do Xi, as you can see my Pixie is very small as my daughter had my larger one (8ft) last year, so this was put in it's place. But you get the idea.
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    That is a lovely combination, D -- it's interesting that the paler shades of your Pixie compliment the Beni Maiko so well at this moment in time! Would love to see this at other times and years, with Beni Maiko in green and Pixie at its usual deep hue, too!
     
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    You have asked, so I will gladly post some in a couple of weeks Xi.
     
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    4th June 2021 and my Beni Maiko is changing fast. I do love the transition phase with this one.
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    The trend towards green is continuing here too:

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    Aren't they just the best when this starts to happen!!
     
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    They are! And even when they get to the all-green stage, we get that lovely red new growth throughout the summer to keep catching the eye. Love this tree!
     
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    6th June 2021 and after seeing Xi @Xi-feng yesterday I thought I would join in the fun.
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    Oof D, what a lovely tree! It definitely looks very happy in that spot - the heat isn't bothering it at all, I see!
     
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    Thanks Xi. It does love full sun. Been there for several years now and it won't get moved as it's a very happy tree.
     
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    I'm really enjoying my Beni Maiko at this time of year. The colours are such a joy.

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    A kaleidoscope of colours, absolutely beautiful Xi.

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    13th July 2021 and my Beni Maiko is still pushing out new leaves everywhere. It's loving this weather.
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    The bright reds have leeched away to a more subtle mix that favours the greens. It's not an immediate eyecatcher at this time of year, but it's a lovely solid little thing no matter the season:

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    I did it again... ^^

    Went shopping, and there were maples , Butterfly, Atropurpureum and a couple of others. And there was one 'Beni maiko left'. Not in excellent shape, but for some 15€ I just couldn't resist. I'll put it in the garage, it's snowing lightly at the moment.

    Rather leggy, isn't it ?... It must have been "forced" with lots of fertilizers, hence the long intenodes, was pruned, then put in a warm environment with little light. The kind of tree that needs to be protected from the frost, the sun, the wind, etc. :

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    11th April 2022 and the brightest pink in my garden at this time of the year, is underway.
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    Love the pink on this cultivar.

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