Acer palmatum 'Nigrum'

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  1. Cearbhaill

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    So hows about some nice photos of a Nigrum!

    This was one of my first JM's when I moved to this property in '07- the first photo is the day it went in and the rest are current.
    I have learned a lot about JM's since then and have added many more popular varieties, but my Nigrum remains one of my favorites.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This is my new Nigrum, only small as only had it for 10 months. Not too deep burgundy red yet, but the Autumn colours are fantastic. (See last photo).
    A lot of people ignore this one, as I did for many years, but am now so pleased I have it in my collection.
    Photos are from Spring, Summer and Autumn in my garden.

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    This cultivar Acer palmatum 'Nigrum' is often overlooked by friends in my garden, until I point it out. IMO it is a beautiful dark variety that should be used to accompany other lighter coloured maples or other plants to fully appreciate it. Next to a Jordan or Orange Orange Dream for example!!!
    These are it's leaves in July, just starting to turn. I would not worry about full sun at all. It can cope well.
     

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    What a funny little tree this is. The leaves can sometimes look very dark indeed and other times like this on the 27th July 2020, they have that green and purple haze to them. But it is important to record the different mannerism's of a cultivar.
     

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    1st August 2020, now this cultivar is coming into it's own, so to speak.
    A few people have asked me, "why did you buy this one"?
    I think the answer is in this morning's photo.
     

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    This is the 10th August 2020 and still in the heatwave. This is my continuing diary of my maples throughout the Summer as requested.
    Again apologies for not keeping this one up to date through the Summer. It is now on my to photo list.
    It's doing rather well IMO.
     

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    new growth. Almost looks like Spring and Autumn at the same time in my garden. So strange, but a nice strange if you get my meaning.
    My Nigrum is darkening day by day. Expecting an amazing deep crimson red this Autumn.
    Will it be as deep as my Musashino !!!
     

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    All the colours are appearing now on all my maples and as promised I will keep the photo diary going to show the transformation. So much rain now and new growth, the new shoots are loving this weather at last.
    Well the dark leaves are disappearing fast now ready for Autumn that isn't too far away. Quite pretty colours emerging on my Nigrum.
    Photo 23rd August 2020.
     

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    August 29th 2020 and Autumn colours are very fast approaching. It even feels like we are in October today rather than August. 7° C at the moment.
    An ultra close up as requested a couple of days ago. What will the next few weeks bring to the leaves on my Nigrum !!
     

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    Well its the beginning of September 2020 and the dew is appearing on the leaves. Together with the fast changing colours, it's that time of year of joy in the maple garden.
    Quite a few now interested in purchasing this cultivar. Possibly this photo might just convince.
     

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    6th September 2020 and there has been a lot of talk on the maples forum about the strange colours this year. Yes they are strange, but enjoyable to see none the less.
    Dew again and Oh how the colours are changing. Just love the transition phase on my maples.
     

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    13th September 2020 and the sun is shining and it is getting warmer and warmer once again. So I hope my photo conveys this lovely near Autumn day.
     

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