Acer palmatum 'Beni otake'

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  1. Xi-feng

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    Still some good colour on this one amongst the green undertones:

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    Easily a week of difference on the colour change with mine Xi. No remnants of April frost damage on yours. You have it very well protected there.
     
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    Thanks D - this one feels like quite a tough little tree, which is always nice when you don't have to worry about them as much as certain of the others!
     
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    Yes it is Xi. Doesn't ever seem to suffer from extremes in temperatures at all.
     
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    8th June 2021 and on a bright sunny and warm morning, my Beni Otake was looking quite nice, so it deserved a photo to share.
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    27th June 2021 and my Beni Otake going more green, but with hints of second flush about to start.
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    Some vivid new growth on my little Beni Otake:

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    Love that contrast Xi.
     
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    12th July 2021 and my very green Beni otake. Not much sun these past few weeks to keep the reds.
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    Very green at the bottom, very red right at the top. Quite fun to see!

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    holding its colors fairly well

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    Beni Otake putting out some big wide leaves on the new growth - I'm always amused at how dramatically different the leaf-shapes are at different times of year. Mine's much darker than @wind-borne 's vivid beauty, though!

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    29th March 2022 and my delicate Beni otake has just started for another year.
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    Mine's waking up here too!

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    Is that the one that snapped in half last year? If so it's doing very well.
     
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    That's the one! You can barely tell at all unless you're up close and know where to look: the new leader looks like it was always meant to be there, I'm so happy with it.

    (Great memory, by the way! :) )
     
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    6th April 2022 and after seeing @Xi-feng specimen at the weekend, I thought I would give an update on mine.
    Slowly but surely is my Beni otake this year.
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    Look at those delecate fresh leaves, @Acerholic -- it's a beauty!
     
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    Thanks Xi. Aren't we lucky !!
     
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    Showing that 'bamboo leaf' off to the best effect:

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    23rd April 2022 and my Beni otake has come out to play.
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    Bowing beneath the weight of water...
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    Following day, floating with a dry overcast sky

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    9th May 2022 and different colours to G @wind-borne, but a continent apart will do this.
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    @Acerholic, surprised the colors haven't changed here as well as we haven't had any sun to speak of for more than minutes at a time.
    5"/125mm rain in the last week and raining at the moment...
     

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