Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosa'

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    I have had this one for 4 years now and although it does well in the Spring, it can suffer some leaf burn even in mild days. It is a compact low grower that is more akind to a shrub than a tree. If you do buy this one, then lots of protection is required.
    Lovely shades of various light yellows and pale greens can be obtained in the right conditions.
     

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    4th August 2020 and my Metamorphosa has suffered with the heat and strong drying winds, but at last it's picking up a little. Now in full Summer greens. If you decide to purchase this one, then I would recommend treating it like Orange Dream and give it a lot of protection.
     

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    13th August 2020 and the heatwave has now taken it's toll. New growth and old all suffering.
    But as promised I'm adding these photos to show how cultivars cope at different times of the year and in different conditions. Some definatly not pretty, so have not put them on the Cheering ourselves up with maples thread !!!!
    This is where they should be.
    What can I say about my Metamorphosa, other than urghhhh. The sun has really got to this one.
     

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    August 15th 2020, the photo diary continues as promissed. Everything apart from just a few have held up very well. The heavy rain over the past couple of days has helped a lot. I think we will get a reasonable Autumn show this year fingers crossed.
    Amongst the carnage of the past few weeks of record temperatures, a few days rain follows and I have new growth on my Metamorphosa.
    A good root system will prevail every time.
     

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    25th August 2020, the calm before storm Francis arrives. You can see the damage beneath, but I wanted to show today how the new growth can reinvigorate this maple.
     

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    30th August 2020 and it is definitely getting colder. My maples are very happy now that the Summer heat has passed. They are all enjoying the early morning sun.
    Still recovering and shedding the burnt leaves, so looking a little strange. But rcovering it is.
     

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    September 3rd 2020 and Autumn is very quickly upon us now. But new growth!!? Yes there is !!
    Such a dark cloudy day today, that any colours are very welcome.
    Still evaluating my Metamorphosa, as can be seen a lot of Summer leaf scorch below, but the new growth is rather pretty IMO.
     

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    9th September 2020 and new growth springing up everywhere. It so warm and today at 0800hrs it was 18°C.
    Some early dew and my Metamorphosa is showing why it is called this.
     

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    24th September 2020 and Autumn has really hit home quickly. Cold nights and lots of rain already. But raindrops on colourful leaves is why Autumn is a favorite for so many of us Maple enthusiasts.
     

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    29th September 2020 and the colour change on my Metamorphosa is speeding up now.
     

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    19th March 2021 and my Metamorphosa is living up to it's name.
    Metamorphosa 705.JPG
     
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    9th April 2021 and if there is any maple in my collection that is susceptible to extremes either way in temperatures, it's my Metamorphosa.
    So here it is after a couple of days after -7° C.
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    Not too bad atm IMO.
     
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    4th June 2021 and it's taken a while but now my Metamorphosa is out and looking very colourful.
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    @Acerholic very helpful info…the leaves have this kind of matt soft texture..different to most other Palmatum cultivars..do you agree?

    I’ll move mine to an even more sheltered spot..do you have a Oct/nov Fall colour photo? How big is your tree?
     
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    Good idea giving it a little more protection, it can struggle otherwise.
    Mine is only a couple of feet tall and no photos past September I'm afraid, as they just dropped.

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    26th June 2021 and my Metamorphosa is liking this weather atm.
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    1st July 2021 and I wanted to update my Metamorphosa as it is still enjoying this cool Summer weather we are having atm. New growth as well.
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    1 July 21 Looking good with strictly only morning sun.
     

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    Good morning R. Those dark branches really sets this one apart from so many cultivars. Yours is looking wonderful.
     
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    11th July 2021 and my Metamorphosa is now putting out some lovely new leaves.
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    Mines defoliating…probably lost 25%...it only gets morning sun and couldn’t be in a more wind protected spot..I noticed the defoliation starting a few weeks back…very odd. I carefully slip potted when I purchased it..maybe it’s just 1st year blues..saving grace it’s leaving behind nice buds
     
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    30th April 2022 and my Metamorphosa has started for this year. It is a maple that takes a while to settle in a position. So I say to anybody considering this one, to give it 2 or 3 years to settle.
    Metamorphosa April 30th 2022.JPG
     
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    6th May 2022 and my Metamorphosa is actually metamorphosing so to speak. The yellows and greens change with every cloud that passes. I hope the heat does not affect it too much this year. It needs protection.
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    19th May 2022 and after a couple of PMs about this one, I have posted this to show how it is coping with this weather.
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