Acer palmatum 'Japanese Princess'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by yweride, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. yweride

    yweride Active Member 10 Years

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    This is a new one to me, it looks similar to 'Mikawa yatsubusa', but is noticeably diffrent. Photos taken Mar 22 2006.
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Also looks similar to Seiun kaku, but clearly smaller and much more compact. Any idea of the age?
     
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    This photo was taken July 11, 2007. I am hoping the dissimilarity between this photo and the prior post is due to the young age of my cultivar.
     

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    There are times I feel this cultivar is related to Mikawa Yatsubusa, one of my favorites. My 'Japanese Princess' has proven to be a hearty grower, and I especially like the reddish-pink new growth in the springtime.
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    Nice looking plant. Anyone know where it can be purchased by mail order?

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    I like the looks of this tree, if only it grew faster
     

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    Anyone know where I can find this cultivar? It's proving to be rather elusive...
     
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    Most of us will only see the tree in photos. Maybe in a few years there might be some twigs of it for sale but its growth rate seems does not look like it will produce a good crop. Then again, I am sure the one who owns the original tree would love to reap the rewards of such a pretty maple.
     
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    Here is a new addition to my garden. It is about 10" tall.

    It is wonderful but small
     

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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Best photos again Charlie. The first photo of a gallon Japanese Princess looks just like mine - pink in the spring fading to whitish green.
     
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    All the japanese Princess i have bought have been planted in rocks. This year i did get a few of them. They do not grow much but they sem to be stable and do not die like some of the other minatures.
     
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    Is the OP still active here? (yweride) I would love to see the tree that he posted in 2006 this year. It would be over 10 years old at this point.
     
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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, Yweride, do you still have this cutie from 2006? And Charlie, do you have any larger specimens? I need a good photo for my website - can you share. All my Japanese Princess maples are in 1 gallons and yes, they grow pretty slow.
     
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    Sam, I have a couple of your trees getting ready to bloom in my landscape. My Beni Hoshi and Amber Ghost both came from you. They are very nice trees and I can't wait to see them bloom.
     
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    bub72ck - Great! Good to hear new growth is near - lol. Post some pics. Really, I like to check in on my babies and make sure they made it through the winter. Of course we haven't had much of a winter, more like a long spring. At least this winter we are getting good rain and snow pack.
     
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    Hello, I am in Europe and Japanese Princess is not available yet. I think it is due to the long time to propagate. Would anyone be willing to send me a cutting? I believe there is no issue with this as it is possible to take cuttings through an airport. Only rooted plants are not allowed. I also do not wish to get anything for free or without licence fee. I would be happy to pay the standard price for this plant.
     
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    I know a lot of people on this side of the pond have this on their bucket list to buy, but have a look at Mayday online. I think this one will also be on wish lists as well, it is on mine.
     
  19. Maple_Lady

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    There seems to be a proliferation of Mikawa offspring. From Japanese Princess and Mayday [both from Talon Buchholz] to Mystic Mikawa [from Crispin Silva] and now the best has come "Yuki yama" Snow Mountain. After Mystic Mik Mystic Mikawa 1.jpg Mayday spring from Garen Rees.JPG
     

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    Good evening Maple_Lady, you have teased us all into being very envious of the amazing growers you have in the US producing stunning cultivars. Two more on my to buy list. One day!!!
    Wonderful trees and photos. Really enjoyed them. Thankyou for posting.
     
  21. Maple_Lady

    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have been growing Japanese Maples for 35+ years. One half of my lifetime and I am trying to retire from selling and shipping my maples all over the US. However, from one maple-holic to another - it ain't that easy. When Yuki yama came along I knew I had to have this one. I have 13 little babies in 1 gallon size containers that I am nursing. They already have buds beginning to break as we have had a very mild winter until now. I know it will take years before they are big enough to sell, but I just can't seem to walk away from my passion.

    Today however Mother Nature has decided to hit us with a storm that may drop up to 12 inches of snow, with ice and freezing rain in the mix. I have 3 poly-covered unheated greenhouses with about 1400 maples inside. I worry that 12" of snow could collapse them. We had 8" of snow and ice back in 2006 and I had one greenhouse cave in. The poly didn't break even though it was 20 years old. The weight of the snow/ice pulled in both side walls with 6x6" posts set in 2 bags of concrete each. The purlins bent down to the gravel and I lost 1000 maples that year. So I am going to go out today to do what I can to protect my babies. It will be tough going the next three days and if we lose power I lose the circulation fans that run 24 x 7 to keep the inside of the greenhouses a few degrees warmer than the outside. I pray for the best and plan for the worst.
     
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    @Maple_Lady, I just cannot imagine losing 1000 maples. I go into a depression if I lose one during the Winter. You get so attached to them and they become part of you.
    35 +years of growing in a big way is very hard to turn your back on, but perhaps now it's time to just have a collection just for you and not have the stress of growing to sell on, although I agree it is so much fun to see a new cultivar taking shape and the more you have takes away the chance of not being left with none if the worse happens. Strength in numbers !!!
    You have really got my interest in Yuki yama, looking at your photo it is a must have for holics like us as you say.
    My thoughts are very much with you from this side of the pond over the next few days. But you seem to be planning for the worst so I really hope all goes well and it turns out OK.
     
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    My young 'Japanese Princess'
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