Acer palmatum 'Beni shichihenge'

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  1. mapledia

    mapledia Active Member

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    This photo was taken April 28, 2007 and shows the intense shrimp/pink color (sometimes almost orange) at the margins. The green leaf color has a bluish tinge to it, making the contrast even greater. Later in the summer, the pinkish areas turn to a rust color.
     

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    Here is a picture of mine.
     

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    Spring time for 'Beni Shichihenge'
     

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    Beni Shichihenge in our yard is absolutely beautiful this year. The picture doesn't even show it. About 3/4 of the tree is completely pink-orange. Hard to take a good pic of the whole tree....but here's a few leaves.

    Cirque
     

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    Bonjour Cirque,
    Absolutely Beautiful, can't wait to see a full-size picture. My absolute fave variety is Shishishagira for leaf structure so far.
     
  6. winterhaven

    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Cirque, very nice.

    I'd like to add that I'm particularly happy with mine this year, too. Mine was an impulse buy (40% off). Since I only have room for a fraction of the maples I would really like, after I took it home I second guessed my decision and wondered if I should have instead brought home an 'Oridono nishiki'. I have since watched a large ON of similar size to my BS and I'm very pleased with my choice.
     
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    Here are a couple of photos...one from late spring...the other from a few days ago. It's amazing how much the hot pink leaves have "bleached" to a soft pale lemon lime...the proportion of this coloration to the blue-green leaves is about 70/30 pink to green. This tree is located in a spot that gets filtered sun for most of the day. I'm not complaining....I think it's kinda interesting.....just a lot different from last year when it had more direct sunlight and was in a pot. The pink lasted through fall. Curious to see how this fall will be...last fall was extremely vivid.

    Regards,
    Cirque
     

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    This has a great pink and green leaf. A bit on the twiggy side so dead wood is more of an issue.
     

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  9. timnichols

    timnichols Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are some pictures of 'Beni shichihenge' in the spring
     

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    These are the best photos I've seen of 'Beni Shichihenge' and I thank you for sharing them. Outstanding.
    -mapledia
     
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    timnichols Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are some photos of my Beni Shichihenge today July 26, 2010
     

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    Here is a photo of one of my 'Beni Shichihenge' taken on April 23, 2010. I really like the colors and the shape of this leaf.

    Matt
     

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    just got one yesterday, going to need a bit of shaping but iam up for the challenge!
     

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  14. mapledia

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    In my garden Beni Shichihenge has good and bad years. During the bad years (usually the result of hot dry weather early in the spring) the color doesn't impress. This year, however, with a cool and wet spring, the colors were robust and eye-catching. It's a great JM, but I've found it really needs regular pruning for maximum effect.
     
  15. Houzi

    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    Ok,just my own opinion,but I think this cultivar deserves more recognition.I know I live in the maple friendly UK but for me this maple is simply the toughest of all my maples.
    Since day one it was stuck in the sunniest spot as a young graft,many hours of uninterupted sun and probably the least sheltered of the lot,and I don't think it's ever lost a leaf.....never gets singed,virtually no die back,and considering it's a variegate I think it's amazing.
    Sure it's got a dense growth pattern but at least this gives you an option if you like it that way.
    Though maybe not my absolute favourite,for the UK at least,it would be the first maple I'd recommend.
     
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    Thats good to hear that its a trooper in full sun because thats where mine is headed. i have so much sun on my property i really have to be careful where i am able to plant part and full shade plants. do you guys have pics of your maples?
     

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    I have had a fair amount of dieback on several of my 'Beni shichihenge' The treee does not get a lot of attention in my garden other than for a short tiime in spring when the pink is strong.
     
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    kaydye Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Today I spent at least an hour or so working on A. palm 'Beni Shichihenge' to get rid of branches that had reverted. These were not just a couple of 6" branches, but major limbs (at least three) that were 4' long. I have had this tree since 1995 and this is the first year I have had a lot of this. Is it common? Also, as I was removing reverted limbs, I noticed that the center of the some of the branches looked brown. Is my tree on the way out?
    kay
     
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    I recently saw someone else having slight reversion with this cultivar on another forum so you're not alone,though there doesn't seem much mention of it here.For me in allday sun,it's been the most reliable plant in all ways from day one so I suspect it's one of the more reliable variegates.
    Interesting you mention brown centres.When pruning this year,I too have seen this on a few different species of plants,including one maple....reminded me of looking at the blunt end of a pencil.I'd also be interested on the forum's views about this though I can't remember if I noticed any other issues with said plants.
     
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    Great variegation this year.
     

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    Bought my first Japanese Maple and planted it yesterday. A beautiful little ‘Beni Schichihenge’. I love these rosy pink variegated leaves!

    The rosy pink leaves are quite small. A few branches here and there have larger, all green leaves. Is this the reversion that people talk about? Is it a good idea to get rid of these branches?
     

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  22. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @belvedere, good morning, that is indeed a lovely maple you have there.
    Re your question, 'yes' remove the small branches with the non variegated leaves as they are the stronger and will revert. I do so on mine yearly OR as soon as I see them appear. A maple can look unsightly if an unvarigated branch is left for a long time, then removed leaving gaping holes.
    Hope that's of help and welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese maples.
     
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    @Acerholic Thank you so much for your insight and advice. I have trimmed away the green branches. Can’t wait to see the changing color over the season!
     

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    @belvedere, so glad to of been of help.

    Acerholic
     

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