Acer palmatum 'Cascade Gold'

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    I've only had Cascade Gold for a few weeks, but am really enjoying it so far. It's a high graft which will hopefully produce some stunning foliage as the branches grow.

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    Photos taken roughly two weeks apart (late July vs early August), showing a rapid colour transition from yellow to partial reds on some leaves:

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    More Cascade Gold, showing a different angle. I really have fun with this one - can't wait to see where it is a year from now after some more growth.

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    Coming into autumn now. There are still a lot of greenish leaves on the underlayers, while the leaves more exposed to the sun have that Orange Dream-y colouring still:

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    Some more autumn colour. I'm still interested to see those bright green leaves on the more shaded areas still completely unaffected by the season, so I took a close-up of the contrast:

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    More 'Cascade Red' than Cascade Gold now - the colour changed all at once:

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    A good strong early shower this spring: lovely orange leaves as they emerge in March:

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    Thanks D, I'm so impressed by those bright orange colours so far this year. I can't wait to see what it does next!
     
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    Neither can the rest of us me thinks!!!
     
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    More Cascade Gold spam, because it's my favourite right now. Thought I'd add pictures of the full tree as well as close-ups of the spring foliage:

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    Haha, that's the plan D! I'm hoping I can tempt some other members with this cultivar so the spam isn't all coming from me, though!
     
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    I'm sure it is getting passed around on tne forum already.
     
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    The more I see the photos of this cultivar, the more I think this is a cascading form of Orange Dream. Is it a cross Xi @Xi-feng ?
     
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    Bingo -- got it in one!! It's a cross between Orange Dream and Ryusen, so they say: its colour is far stronger and brighter than my 'proper' (aka rather anemic and always-struggling) Orange Dream, and it's loving the position I have it in where my Orange Dream refused to gain any colour and then promptly fried in the same spot last year. I really think it's got all the best traits of both parents: that bright orange colour from OD, plus the weeping habit (and apparently far hardier than OD!) from Ryusen. Can't say a bad word about it so far!
     
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    I think your convincing a lot of people Xi. You are me....
     
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    Mwahaha, excellent, excellent. Just wait until I have time to take the next batch of pictures: those leaves are spreading out now and coming into their full, proper shape and it looks so pretty, I just stop and stare every time I step out of my door! If those don't tempt you guys into getting one, nothing will!
     
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    We're moving from orange to more yellow now as the leaves mature and fill out: it's really living up to the 'cascade' name now:

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    I'm impressed with the speed of growth now, compared with the first photo in this thread from late July those weeping branches are much longer (and much more fully-leafed! Hopefully it's enjoying its spot in the garden and is responding to let me know it)

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    Cascade Gold now turning green rather than that strong yellow-gold spring colour. Early April is definitely its best season!

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    The green advance continues as we go into summer!

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    The Ryusen is coming through now Xi. Gosh, you have the best of both worlds with this maple.
     
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    It is, and I'm loving it. I know I haven't had this one a whole year yet, but I couldn't recommend it more. I hope we start getting more people posting this cultivar on the forum, but I will continue cheerleading until that time comes!
     
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    And it's worth cheerleading for Xi.
     
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