Acer palmatum 'Firecracker'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by alex66, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. alex66

    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    new cultivar by www.Esveld.nl big dissectum leaves very nice autumn colors and fast growing!pics date today:-)
     

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Another 'Firecracker', a bit older, in Fall colors (picture taken 1 week ago)
    This cultivar takes full sun all day in my area quite well.

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    maplesandpaws Active Member

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    Very nice!! Think I might have to see if I can find this one state-side. How would you compare it to Red Dragon for sun tolerance and ability to keep the red through a hot summer?
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Sorry, not growing Red Dragon

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    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Does anyone know if this plant is on US soil yet?
     
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    I think that color stability is a similar, different is colour. My red dragon has red color with little tint/shade orange. Firecracker - red with "burgundy tones".
    But i not live in US (KS). I live in Europe, here are average temperature of year +8,1°C /+46,6°F...
     
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    Bringing this thread into 2021! Fairly dark summer foliage on Firecracker, looking forward to seeing how it colours up as we go into Autumn:

    20210807 Firecracker.jpg
     
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    Bright new growth towards the end of August:

    20210828 Firecracker.jpg
     

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