Acer palmatum 'Beni maiko'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    Every year I ignore this tree and leave it to its own devices, and every year it surprises me with just how pretty it can be:

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    The more you ignore the more they want to impress. Or so it seems Lol.
     
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    No kidding! Thrives on neglect I think, D :)
     
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    Lol...
     
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    4th May 2022 and it's the time of year my Beni maiko is at it's best with colour.
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    my wife's favorite! it has sun only in the morning, we can clearly see this mixture of green, red and bronze
     

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    What a coincidence Romain, it's one of my wife's favourites along with Oridono nishiki.
     
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    Romain01 Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    haha! great, it's fun!!!
     
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    10th May 2022 and I think Beni maiko is now at it's best. The green will come very soon now.
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    31st May 2022 and I hope my Beni maiko keeps this colour well into June. But for now it is very pleasing to the eye this morning.
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    4th May 2023 and my Beni maiko is giving some nice colours.
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    Wow! A spectacular column of fire...
     
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    20th May 2023 and I just couldn't resist sharing a photo of my Beni maiko in the morning sun with blue skies beyond.
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    I had a Beni Maiko years ago as one of my first few maples I bought but it got destroyed by the 'Beast from the East' along with a couple of others.

    Every now and then I notice them again when shopping but haven't bought another because I had a Shin Deshojo, and decided they were too similar to warrant having both...
    A few weeks ago I noticed the S.Deshojo had a black ring around the stem right by the graft so I binned in. In hindsight I should have just tried to air layer above the diseased area (face palm) but it was one of those impulse decisions I made not wanting to risk infected soil.

    So... Now I've noticed a few beautiful Beni Maiko at a local garden centre for very good prices and I'm debating popping back over to get one! Will report back later!
     
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    I agree they are similar, but depending on position in a garden, they do colour up at different times, giving a longer rich pink season. I don't regret having both tbh.
     
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    19th November 2023 and a very late show for my Beni maiko this year.
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    13th April 2024 and the opposite side of my garden to my Shindeshojo is my Beni maiko. Important to keep these two apart to appreciate both.
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