Acer palmatum 'Katsura Hime'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by LoverOfMaples, May 11, 2021.

  1. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I just notice this cultivar wasn't listed. 'Katsura Hime' suppose to be the dwarf version of 'Katsura'. Here is my 'Katsura Hime'

    20210510_152323.jpg
     
    Acerholic likes this.
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    16,031
    Likes Received:
    13,560
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    I'm liking the hime's more and more these days. I think these are perfect for the millenials who only have small courtyards or apartment balconies to grow a maple. Glad you created a thread for it D.
     
  3. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I couldn't agree more D.
     
  4. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Update:
     

    Attached Files:

    D97x7 and Acerholic like this.
  5. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    2,014
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England
    @LoverOfMaples, how different do you find this from regular 'Katsura'? Internode distances don't look noticeably shorter than 'Katsura', are leaves smaller?
     
  6. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Hey @maf, the only difference I can tell between the two as of now is that:

    'Katsura Hime'
    -holds it color long
    -mature leaves are a bit larger
    -fast grower

    'Katsura'
    - smaller consistent mature leaves

     

    Attached Files:

    maf likes this.
  7. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Update: November 15th.

    20211115_094904.jpg 20211115_094914.jpg

    November 17th

    20211117_170120.jpg

    I really like this little tree!
     
    D97x7, AlainK, Acerholic and 2 others like this.
  8. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    'Katsura Hime' woke up about a month later than 'Katsura' this year. Colors seem to be the same.

    20220425_195036.jpg
     
    Xi-feng, maf, D97x7 and 1 other person like this.
  9. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    16,031
    Likes Received:
    13,560
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Are yours later this year than other years D ?
     
  10. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    2,111
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Yep D. Later than normal.
     
  11. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    16,031
    Likes Received:
    13,560
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Same both sides of the pond then, Lol.
     
  12. lobsterpop

    lobsterpop Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Sakonnet / Rhode Island
    Katsura hime just starting to show, May 2. This put on almost 3' of growth last year. Perhaps this individual was not grafted on dwarfing rootstock?
     

    Attached Files:

    Acerholic and LoverOfMaples like this.

Share This Page