Acer palmatum 'Garyu'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by hayrideman, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. hayrideman

    hayrideman Member

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    This is a photo of a 3 year old 'Garyu'. This cultivar has been difficult to keep alive. Hopefully my grafting is successful this year, so that I don't lose this variety.

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    Hayrideman,
    thanks for the picture! How big do you think that this one will get?

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  3. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are some more pictures of 'Garyu'. First one on March 28, second one week later and third one month later. It has been in the ground for 4 years and height is about 80cm with leggy growth.
    I would not say it is an outstanding cultivar, but maybe I need to be patient.

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    Gomero,
    do you find your Garyu to be hard to grow? Because I have certainly heard that from others. It looks a little different from hayridemans.

    Thanks!
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    David,

    I do not find it any more difficult to grow than an avarage palmatum cultivar. But I am more an more convinced that the behaviour of a given cultivar (i.e.: easy or difficult to grow) is strongly influenced by the health of the understock used in addition to the local growing conditions.

    True, mine looks different from Hayrideman's, I got it from Esveld which is generally considered to be a good reference.

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    Gomero,

    That is interesting, because it is widely stated that Garyu is notoriously difficult to grow. Maybe it is a variation or a mutation (or hayrideman's is) but it is rather obvious that they are different. The spring color is much lighter on Hayrideman's, and the leaves are more alike to the descriptions I have heard. But yours is pretty, too.

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    Can anybody post some progressive picture of their Garyu now that it's the midde of summer?

    David
     

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