Acer palmatum 'Otome Zakura'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    Otome Zakura has finished its colour change in the old growth, but those new leaves, oh!

    20210703 Otome Zakura.jpg
     
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    Oh!!! Is the right response Xi. Wonderful transition phase.
     
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    18th August 2021 and the colouring on my Otome Zakura is quite special atm. Very early to be turning though.
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    17th September 2021 and my Otome Zakura in the early morning mist was looking quite photogenic.
    Otome zakura 400.JPG
     
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    This is absolutely the best time of year for this little tree: it is by far the most stunning pink in my garden each March:

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    Wow !!!
     
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    Keeping that crazy pink going strong!

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    15th May 2022 and I've waited to post this one this year until the multi colours arrive on my Otome Zakura appear. Today they have.
    Otome zakura May 14th 2022.JPG

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    Has anyone compared this cultivar against Shin Deshojo/Beni Maiko Chisio Improved ?

    I've been doing my research and I feel like out of all those mentioned, Otome Zakura is the one I want.

    Please let me know your experiences with this cultivar. :)
     
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    Hi Connor, smaller leaves than the others you mentioned. Also it turns to green far earlier in the late Spring in my experience with this cultivar.
     
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    What's your favorite of this style of intense color cultivar, is there one that stands out from the rest, if you could only pick one?
     
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    Shindeshojo if I could only have one. The colour lasts soooo much longer into Summer. But Beni Maiko is a very close second and does really well in full sun. So tbh it's a position thing that splits the two from first and second.
     
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