Acer palmatum 'Otome Zakura'

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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.
    New shoots everywhere on my Otome Zakura, such a mixed up year!!! But this is looking very pretty IMO.
     

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    4th September 2020 and the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter, which is a bit too fast for me. Busy time of the year in the garden for us maple growers, with less daylight !!!
    A morning with no dew or rain, but colours now popping up everywhere!!
    I had to show the new growth that was starting last week. Today so bright and cheerful.
     

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    8th September 2020 and the heat is returning, but very cloudy. My maples will enjoy this as long as there is no more new growth.
    The interest in this one has amazed me tbh, but when you see the leaves on this cultivar close up, I can understand why.
    I love it and seems a lot of others do also.
     

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    9th September 2020 and new growth springing up everywhere. It so warm and today at 0800hrs it was 18°C.
    Tried to get the same shot but with early morning dew. Think it worked!!
     

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    12th September 2020 and believe it or not, new growth is everywhere in my garden together with Autumn colours emerging. Temperatures of 31°C expected in a couple of days.
    Otome Zakura looking like its ready to start the year!!!!
     

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    20th September 2020 and new growth plus some strange colouring on my maples now. Why is this happening so very late this year, shooting everywhere !!!
     

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    1st October 2020 and yet still more new growth on my Otome Zakura. No other year like this one!!!
     

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    8th October 2020 and I wanted to show the new growth on my Otome Zakura since the last posting. Its still doing well, but as we get closer to November, I am sure we will see some damage.
     

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    9th April 2021, a new season and new Spring frosts to cope with. But so far so good for my Otome Zakura.
    Otome zakura 184.JPG
     

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    29th April 2021 and my last posting showed a glimpse of what was to come. So here it is now in all it's vibrant reds. I really can't get enough of my Otome Zakura. I think I might wear it out by all the staring , lol.
    Otome Zakura 207.JPG
     
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    I wasn't aware this cultivar turned quite so pale in early summer (June 2020) vs vivid pinks in March this year. Same tree in both photos.
     

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    Hearing this a lot this year Xi, more vibrant colours accross the world. Yours is looking very bright. I like it.
     
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    Thank you - I'm just hoping there's a similar show this year (but the current leaves are quite frost- and wind-bitten, so hoping it puts out a second flush in time for that fabulous colour!)
     
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    It hit you in London then !!? So many have suffered over here with the late Spring frosts. Next month we should get the second flush with no chances of any more frosts.
     
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    Oh yes, every night for at least a fortnight! Looking forward to that second flush, as quite a few of mine are looking decidedly scabby at the moment...
     
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    9th May 2021 and after Xi @Xi-feng posted yesterday. I wanted to show how my colours were coming on.
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    Those colours are just stunning, aren't they? Beautiful!
     
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    Thankyou Xi, yours and mine both.
     
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    30th May 2021 and the leaves in my Otome Zakura are now fully out. They have taken so much longer this year due to the very cold April.
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    Halfway through the colour-change, though I don't think I'll get that crazy white-pink it turned last year:

    20210604 Otome Zakura.jpg
     
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    I feel it's everything to do with such a late start Xi. But we will see. As long as the leaves transfer enough sugar to those roots for the Winter, that's all we can ask this year.
     
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    14th June 2021 and its now transition phase for my Otome Zakura. I do like this time as the colours are so mellow.
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    Still a little sad not to have that weird white/hot pink combination from last June (what was THAT about?) that I posted earlier in the thread, but it's putting out some pretty pinks and greens instead this year:

    20210619 Otome Zakura.jpg
     
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    It's getting really hard to work out what is the normal for any of our maples these days. No one Spring is like the last or the next.
    But yours is looking so very pretty Xi.

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    23rd June 2021 and now for Summer. My Otome Zakura seems to really enjoy this time of the year.
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