Acer palmatum 'Peaches and Cream'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by Elmore, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a young Acer palmatum 'Peachs and Cream', grafted in the summer of 2002. The picture was made in April 2003. This Australian introduction makes a small tree or shrub about 10' tall. It is grouped among the variegated Acer palmatum cultivars but I would go further and classify it as a reticulated form.
    Definition: [adj] resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
     

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    The deer were destroying my Peaches & Cream this spring so I had to enclose it (please forgive the wire mesh!)
     

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    Picture taken August '04 of mature leaf on a 2nd year tree purchased from Forest Farms Nursery in Oregon.
     

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    Peaches and Cream

    For Michael, as I promised.
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Peaches and Cream

    PG--Thanks, but be careful in the gallery as there is already an "Acer palmatum Peaches and Cream" photo thread. I think it is best to keep them together and also preferred.

    In anycase, here are the two forms of this cultivar as far as I know. I thought I had both, but now it turns out I have two of the one you have. As I understand it, the orange or "peach" form. The other is the pink form.
     

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    Re: Peaches and Cream

    Wow! THat is a gorgeous tree! Does it stay that color throughout the year? Where did you purchase the tree, if you don't mind me asking. I may need to just buy 'one more'.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for pointing out the duplicate threads on this one mjh1676. I merged them. There are several pages of maple photos here now, so I can see how that could happen. It is really nice to be able to compare images of an individual variety in one thread though eh?

    I don't always follow all the posts here in detail (not a maple grower, but amazed by the enthusiasts here), so if anyone spots other duplicates please send me a message.
     
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    This is my best colored 'Peaches and Cream'. The other two that I have are more of a white with green veining.

    Kent
     

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    Hi Kent,

    Nice to see you over here. I know that you and I have bantered about with this tree and while it will remain a mystery to some degree, the gallery really helps to sort things out. I would love to see fall color photos added sometime.

    I really like your plant and the characteristics that you are able to get from it in whatever culture you have it in. I have struggled with this plant and it has not been a good grower at all, nor does it produce what I would consder acceptable characteristics. Now with age, maybe things will change. The dual photo I posted above was the discovery of both forms at a large nursery this spring, side by side. Had it been important enough to me, I would have bought them as they appeared fine plants.

    I wonder if there is some some dilution with this plant, or the offering of seedling selections that maybe display lesser characteristics. When one finds the right plant, it is one of the better reticulated forms as it seems to hold its characteristics through the seasons where other fade to some degree. If it was just a bit more vigorous.

    Michael
     
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    I ask one of the growers I use about this tree and the differences I have seen in the 3 I have and he said there are a few trees being sold under that name that all seem to be different trees. I put two of the more colorful ones on a fall order. We will see if I get one more like the picture posted here and above.

    Kent
     

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    Kent,

    Does the tree I posted in this thread, Ariadne, on August 8, 2004 and again last night look anything like peaches and cream to you?

    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=2976

    I have been on the fence about it as it seems close, but not quite right. It is also close but not qite right for the Ariadne photo in the Vertrees 3rd ed. Only time and age will tell I suspect.

    Michael
     
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    Michael, from my experience the tree that I think is the best 'Peaches and Cream' is the one I have posted above. There is a great picture of what I think is the same tree I posted here on Mountain Maples website under P&C that is awsome. The other trees I have look more like the coloring of 'Shigitasu sawa' or 'Ariadne' and look like they are much weeker growing trees. They are not the same cultivars. The coloring and the leaf shape are very different.

    Kent
     
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    Just for comparison, here is what the other P&C of mine look like.

    Kent
     

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    Michael, now that I look at your post of 'Ariadne' again they do look very much alike.

    Kent
     
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    Hi Kent,

    I think I will put this one aside again for now. I think we are just a few photos or facts away from putting things together, but I don't know what they will be.

    Even if we look at the Esveld site and view some of their reticulate varieties, we see discrepencies. It is such a hard class to sort out with cultural differences and the effects of nitrogen and other nutrients. There is a lot to sort out with these things.

    What I am preferring to Peaches right now is the First Ghost I am growing. With a bit more plamate leaf, it is a much more reliable tree so far. It also gets nice pinkish-red markings in the summer. If we blend Peaches and Shigitatsu sawa, we get close to what this tree offers, but Shigitatsu sawa can show some red too...so maybe we just stick with that one for a specimen!

    MJH
     
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    This tree just amazes me with how it is so different from year to year.

    Luckily it is one of many I grow in containers so I was able to move it back into the garage so as to avoid being damaged by our freeze last week. My 18 maples in the ground look like toast right now. The 80 I removed from storage Yesterday look wonderful as always.

    Kent
     

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    Photo of my 'Peaches and Cream' taken a few days ago - evidently there are several different trees with the same name.

    Swanny
     

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    Here is a picture of the tree from above as it looks this year. This was just taken a couple days ago. It's different every year and it changes as the days progress.
     

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    Peaches & Cream is a very pretty cultivar. When I first started collecting, I found several nurserymen shunned this plant because it was "too common" so I was late in acquiring it. After getting to know these nurserymen better, I found that they just didn't like the name of the tree very much. Peaches & Cream has performed so well in my garden -- it is beautiful throughout the growing season. I especially like the early leafing-out process, hopefully captured in this photo taken April 17, 2007.
     

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    Is Peaches 'N Cream the same as Peaches and Cream?

    This is a photo of one I saw at the nursery. BTW, pic taken in October in the Pacific Northwest.
     

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    Beautiful!! Yes, I believe they are one and the same. The "N" is just a shorter way to write the 'and'. Perhaps 2 characters make a difference when you're printing a tag!
     
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    Very nice tree, indeed! Hopefully I'm far away of these nuseries. I can't imagine what I'll do to get these trees...
     
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    Fully leafed out.

    Edit: These are pictures of my personal P&C (not the one in question) that seems more typical. But even it got remarkably more pink (well, pale salmon colored) on a limb that gets significantly more sun than the rest of the tree.
     

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    This picture (taken on a camera phone so it's a little blurry) really demonstrates the difference to be found between examples of Peaches and Cream. The more prominent of the two really sends me. Wish I could afford the big tree or find a less expensive one with that coloration.

    Edit: this is a late spring photo of the P&C at the nursery I THINK may be the elusive pink form.
     

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