Acer palmatum 'Bi hoo'

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    21st August 2020, two named Summer storms are going to hit later today with winds of 50 mph plus, so I thought it better to take photos early.
    All have picked up this last week due to cooler conditions and long awaited rain. The colours are changing !!!!
    Not everything is a disaster with my Bi-hoo, some scorching to the tips of the lobes, but that is so usual with this tree come August.
     

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    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!!!??
    Tried my best to get another of the leaf I took on the 21st to show how my Bi-hoo is really picking up now.
     

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    4th September 2020 and the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter, which is a bit too fast for me. Busy time of the year in the garden for us maple growers, with less daylight !!!
    A morning with no dew or rain, but colours now popping up everywhere!!
    The yellows and greens are fading to pinks now on my Bi hoo. A little scorch here and there, but for this maple not too bad at all.
     

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    17th September 2020 and the colours are making a big appearance now. Even my Bi-hoo is going the lime to yellow phase now.
     

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    Probably one of the first in the UK,had this for 10yrs.now.It should by rights be 12ft high by now but up until 2years ago I had it languishing in a small pot.At last it's started growing again,now 7ft and thankfully no new outbreaks of alternaria.Like Sango Kaku it has become a bit bare at the end of the branches so might get some die back over the winter but at least it's getting bigger now(though I'm gonna regret that soon ha)
    Will post some pics in autumn to see if it's still got yellow bark right down to the graft.It does look wonderful if the leaves are still on when the bark turns a matching yellow...a completely yellow tree!
     

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    @Houzi good morning J, that is one of the best Bi-hoo's I've seen. Lots of patience needed with this one !!!
     
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    Thanks D,there must by now be some giants around,especiallly as this grows so fast in it's early years.Not so much trouble from this now,haven't had to get my 10% bleach out for a while....I use that to treat everything ha.
     
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    28th September 2020 and after a few days of cold it's going to be warm again. 20° C. Strange year !!!
    My Bi-hoo although showing signs of going over, still was looking pretty IMO.
     

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    I keep reading that everyone's starting to get fall colours,has it come early for you guys? Some of mine are showing reddening from a hot summer and a bit tatty round the edges(like me), but I haven't seen any fall colours yet.We don't usually get that here until November these days...it's like the seasons have been knocked back by a couple of months.
    Edit...actually thinking about it that's not true.The cold period is so brief now,and not really cold anymore...disasterous for so many reasons.
     
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    @Houzi good afternoonJ , I think you are so right about the seasons and especially where you are in the garden of England. I agree also that it is dissaterous for our maples, as they don't seem to fully go to sleep in the Winter anymore and if they do it is for a shorter and shorter period evey year now.
    My Autumn colours are just starting here in Hampshire, but I still have so much new growth, it's quite weired !!!!

    But you never know, nature might just shock us with a cold few months from November !!!???????
     

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