Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are a couple shots of two separate cultivars of 'Osakazuki'. These pictures were made in late March 2003. Notice the strong pubescense accompanied by the heavy flowering. These features make for an attractive entrance into spring.
     

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    This is my Osakazuki.I like this tree very much.
     

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    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    A. P. "Osakazuki"

    Here are several pictures of my "Osakazuki" purchased last year. The individual leaf pictures are new growth.
     

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    Here's my tree now that it has filled out more.The picture was taken in the middle of May
     

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    A picture of the fruits in July
     

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer palmatum 'Ohsakazuki'

    I'd thought I'd share these beatiful colors with you. In this part of France the fall colors come late;
    Gomero
     

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  7. swanny

    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Correct Spelling?

    The tree pictured is certainly very beautiful and I was wondering if the spelling is 'Osakazuki'. I have a small one in my front yard but have not experienced the bright red colors the tree is known for or the color this one displays.

    Richard
     
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    Here's a close-up taken last September.
     

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  9. The name id identicalI have oskazuki and in the files of FA.S. Esveld both names are mentioned so it is the same tree with different names.
     
  10. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The relatively new letter additions such as ah, oh, and
    uh to names of Japanese Maples that some of us learned
    years ago is not helping such as Ohsakazuki as opposed
    to Ōsakazuki, Sa otome or better yet Saho otome as
    opposed to Saotome (amoenum) and Sāo otome
    (matsumurae), or Garyuh as opposed to Garyū. We
    do not fly into Ohsaka do we? We fly into Osaka (Ōsaka).

    If the new endings are to be used I think an explanation
    is in order from the people that do not know how to use a
    macron. I even had a private message recently whereby
    the person got some wood from an Arboretum in which
    the spelling on the name tag was Shoo Joo. I was asked
    what the Maple is and I wrote back it probably was Shōjō.
    (If your browser cannot read the macrons then you may
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    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/intl/fonts/win/redirect/package_ja.html

    Shōjō with the macron over the "o" as properly spelled
    would be pronounced like Shooow Joooe.

    There are at least 4 forms of Ōsakazuki, I have two of
    them. One has a light green leaf, one a darker green
    leaf with almost a blue cast to the bark color. There
    is an akame form with rose-pink highlights on the leaf
    margins with a golden cast to the rest of the palmate
    leaf as well as beni form, a pink-green as seen in the
    early Spring only.

    I may have things wrong also but the difference is
    I know what an Osakazuki, Saotome and Garyu
    look like upon sight like whereas some of you do
    not. The problem that will arise is when someone
    buys a Sa otome and a Saotome and feel they are
    two different Maples. If the Maples were purchased
    from two different sources they may indeed look
    different from each other for a few years but they
    should in time look pretty much the same later.

    With the advent of buy it young, graft it young and
    sell it soon we invite others to sell these plants as
    something they are not and perhaps never will be
    and no one wants to say much or do anything about
    it.

    Jim
     
  11. Gomero

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    Re: Acer palmatum Ohsakazuki

    Hi Jim,

    I had not read your post, thank you for the comments. It is interesting that you mention several forms of Ohsakazuki (sorry I cannot place the macron over the O). Here is a pic of mine at Spring time.

    Kind regards

    Gomero
     

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    My Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' in spring morning sun.
     

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    Spring Leaves

    Spring leaves and flowers, leaves with red/bronze overtones. As indicated above, this tree seems to flower heavily even when young. This tree is in its 3rd year.
     

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    Re: Spring Leaves

    Is it a tree grown from seed or a grafted tree ?

    If it's from seed, I would be surprised that it can produce flower so young.
     
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    Andre:
    It is a grafted cultivar. The various cultivars of Acer palmatum flower and spepartely produce seeds to different degrees. I was just surprised by this one. It really makes for a nice display.
    MJH
     
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    Re: Maple in spring

    The attached photo is an Osakasuki I planted two years ago. Taken this April.

    Swanny
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here is the fall color on the plant I pictured below. While increasing in age, the plant still lacks vigor. The leaf color and shape are always good, but the darn thing won't put on much size. So much for a nice upright tree. I guess it is due some repotting, fertilizer and pruning next spring to see what happens.

    Fall color photo: 11/10/05

    MJH
     

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    you can't beat this one in the fall
     

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    Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'

    This specimen is one of only a few that, as of this writing, have been planted in the ground over the last several years. To achieve the best autumn color, it was planted in one of the few areas here which gets full sun, however I do believe a compromise would have been fine after watching the specimens in the University of Washington Botanic Gardens for the last few years color in near full shade.

    Photographs: two in June 2001, 2002; August 2001; three in October 2001, October 2005; UWBG November 2001 and two in October 2005.
     

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    Laurie,
    My Ohsakazuki is in partial shade and it gets consistently good colors in the fall. All parts of the tree have the same reds independenly of the amount of sun it sees. Some parts are in almost total shade and still get the same colours as the rest. You may see above some pics last year and here some taken mid November 2005.

    Regards

    Gomero
     

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    I have 4 osakazukis, one in full sun, one in partial shade and two in nearly full shade. I see no difference in their fall color relative to the amount of sun they get and the last 2 years they have all peaked at about the same time. the attached pic is the one in part shade
     

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    A picture taken with morning sunlight shining through the emerging leaves of my Osakazuki.
     

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    A couple of pictures of my 'Osakasuki' taken over the last two days - very pretty tree!

    Swanny
     

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    'Osakazuki' is a gem.
     

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    A couple more pictures of my 'Osakasuki' taken in the past few days.

    Swanny
     

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