Acer palmatum 'Grandma Ghost'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    It really is! I wasn't all that impressed with it last year, but this year's showing has completely changed my mind (especially since my Amber Ghost, my previous favourite, is having quite an ugly year so far....) Grandma Ghost rises quickly in the rankings!
     
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    Grandma showing off again:

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    12th June 2022 and in complete Summer colours now. I just hope I can protect it from the heat that is coming next week.
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    This tree... wow! She didn't do this last year, but I'm loving every moment of it:

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    5th November 2022 and better late than never my Grandma Ghost has some nice leaves at last. Not many, but at least they're there.
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    13th November 2022 and the colours are changing almost by the hour.
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    1st May 2023 and a big favourite in my garden is coming out to play for another year.
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    Well... I just found a nice 5 gallon Grandma Ghost at a local garden center that I couldn't resist.... I don't have any room to plant anything in my front yard anymore, plus it's way too hot for a Grandma Ghost anyways.

    I found a nice protected corner on the far side of my house, it's a neglected raised bed and it's RIGHT next to my house... but I think I'm still going to plant it there. Thoughts?

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    I find all the reticulates need more protection from hot afternoon sun than other cultivars, so that location would be perfect IMO Connor.

    What a good find at a garden centre!!
     
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    21st July 2023 and I'm so pleased my Grandma Ghost didn't succumb to the drought of 22.
    It always produces some lovely leaves at all times of the year.
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    31st October 2023 and what a very strange year for my Grandma Ghost, all so red....
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    17th April 2024 and I love it when this ghost leafs out. Not many can beat this cultivar IMO.
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