Acer palmatum 'Lima Gold'

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  1. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This is a dwarf introduction from Richard Wolff that is similar in branch structure to 'Mikawa yatsubusa' with a more narrow leaf. The tree pictured is about four feet tall and around 20 years old.
     

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  2. Poetry to Burn

    Poetry to Burn Active Member

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    'Lima Gold' is a beauty this year. The habit is tight and upright and the color lively and fresh. The growth is robust but miniature, elegantly scaled.

    Thanks Ed!
     

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  3. seventrees

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    Not many comments on Lima Gold, though a very promising cultivar. Visually softer than Mikawa Yatsubusa.
     

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  4. Acer palmatum 'Crazy'

    Acer palmatum 'Crazy' Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Nice job showing Mikawa and Lima next to each other.
    I do like Lima Golds texture.
     
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  5. maplesandpaws

    maplesandpaws Active Member

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    Yes, thank you very much - that picture helped me decide which of the two I would rather have, with the winner being Lima Gold. Received this afternoon courtesy of Diana at Topiary Gardens; another standout tree from her. :)
     

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    Very pretty tree, wish the leaves would stay a bit more golden for a longer period of time though...
     

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    With our cold winter, a little die-back was inevitable. Growing very well this spring, and I love the blush margins on the leaves.
     

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    *Happy dance* 5g, 3ft tall and wide. Small branches in the crown need a little thinning out, but otherwise, I absolutely love the shape on this one.
     

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    All nice and filled out... Love this cultivar!
     

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    Couldn't have asked for a nicer example of this cultivar.
     

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  11. Worldly_Wrangler

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    A newly planted and very tiny ‘Lima Gold’.
     

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  12. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I find the small newly planted green maples are a great attraction for slugs and snails, so do consider some protection. Also, some protection against a harsh Winter and Spring frosts would be a good idea.
    Good luck. Keep us updated.
     
  13. GardenCycles

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    Ordered this beauty from Sam at Eastfork. I have since added weights to parts to spread the branches a bit. And of course a great pot to go with it.
     

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