Acer palmatum 'Nishiki no Murasaki'

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    Description from Esveld nursery:
    Really enjoying this one so far: the leaves are so tiny, and such a vivid pinky-yellow colour in spring:

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    A very welcome new maple to the cultivar photos forum Xi. Love those pinks..
     
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    The pink and yellow combo at budbreak reminds me of 'Beni tsukasa', one of my favourites at this time of year. Looks a good one!
     
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    Oh, good call! I had a little look-through the Beni Tsukasa thread and you're right, the colour-combination is definitely similar isn't it? It'll be interesting to see whether they continue to look similar throughout the year or if they each go their own way in late spring and summer -- will keep posting pics, and I'm looking forward to finding out!
     
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    Now the leaves have fully opened there's still a subtle trace of yellow, but that pink is staying strong:

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    Love the yellow veigning Xi.
     
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    Pink fading away now and giving way to yellow-green. Let's see what it does next!

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    I'm torn at what phase I prefer. Both beautiful in their own right.
     
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    We've gone completely green at this point, but it's a much softer, gentler colour than most of my green maples which still makes it stand out in the little group of reds it's growing amongst:

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