Acer palmatum 'Olsen's Frosted Strawberry'

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  1. Acerholic

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    One of the more underrated reticulates, but I don't know why tbh. Just look at yours. Definatly has the Wow factor.
     
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    I think it's quite difficult to get hold of in the UK, isn't it? I know I was struggling before I found hippopottering.

    (Now, just to somehow get my hands on Celebration and all my hot pink needs will be fulfilled!)
     
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    I think that's going to take a few years before it comes over here Xi.
    But a lovely one to have on the wish list.
     
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    Yes, more's the pity. But as soon as it arrives I'll be at the front of the queue, sharp elbows and all--!
     
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    Fighting talk Xi, lol.
     
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    23rd May 2021 and after the talks about this one yesterday, I thought I would post a photo of mine this morning. Only just leafing out BTW.
    Olsen's frosted Strawberry 235.JPG
     
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    Here's mine this morning, next to my tiny Shirazz:

    20210529 Shirazz, O.F.Strawberry.jpg
     
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    1st June 2021 and I thought Xi @Xi-feng might like this one from a few minutes ago in my garden.
    Olsens Frosted Strawberry 248.JPG
     
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    Beautiful D, this one is right at the top of my must have list, just waiting for a restock email.
     
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    Yes go for it N, you will not be disappointed. It's up there with the best of the reticulates.

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    You were right as usual D -- what a lovely tree! It really does keep its colours so nicely on those delicate leaves, doesn't it? Great pic!
     
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    Thanks Xi and yes it does keep its colours very well right into Summer. Glad you liked the photo.
     
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    The colour's leeching out of mine a little, but still very pretty:

    20210604 O.F. Strawberry.jpg
     
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    Loving this one Xi, I keep coming back for another look. I was fortunate enough to be able to order one on Thursday which will hopefully arrive next week, can't wait.
     
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    Oh fantastic, you will be SO happy with it! Promise you'll post pics of yours when it arrives - I love this one too, and I can't wait to see yours!
     
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    Agreed and easily up there with the ghosts IMO.
     
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    Arrived this afternoon and already gone straight to number one, I love it.
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    Now that was a lovely parcel from Hippo N. It will please and please and please.
    I bet that's the first one you go and look at tomorrow morning, Lol.

    Very nice!!

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    No doubt about it.
     
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    Oh that's a lovely one, you must be so thrilled! Please do post lots of pics and let us see how it develops!
     
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    Thanks, oh don't worry, I will.
     
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    More 'Frost' than 'Strawberry' now as we head into summer:

    20210612 O.F Strawberry.jpg
     
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    But you can see it's coming......
     
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    Haha I hope so -- but it's so much fun to see how they change from week to week, I don't really mind whether it goes towards the pale or the pink end of the scale so long as it keeps those colours turning!
     
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    I agree and it can give all the ghosts a good run for their money IMO.
     
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