Acer palmatum 'Pixie'

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  1. Xi-feng

    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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    Just one week later, Pixie is starting to put some of that colour where it belongs:

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    Mine is nearly there, but London beat me Lol.. lovely reds Xi.
     
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    4th April 2022 and after seeing @Xi-feng lovely Pixie yesterday, I wanted to show how mine is progressing. So here it is.
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    A little behind London temperatures, but it's on the way...
     
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    9th May 2022 and my Pixie is well underway for another year. Looking like I might get some good growth this year as well.
    Pixie May 9th 2022.JPG Pixie May 9th 2022 (2).JPG
     
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    20th May 2022 and a scaled down Pixie this year. But amongst the greens of other shrubs, I think it looks cute.
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    Quite a muted showing this year, which is interesting as I haven't moved it. Perhaps it'll colour up as we get into summer, or perhaps it's on a rest year?

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    Wonderful contrasts of reds though Xi. So if this is a rest, then I would be very happy.
     
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    My Pixie is also growing like crazy this year. Has some nice fiery red new growth. One of my favorites.
     

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    I have a space in my garden that I was going to plant a Lileeanne's Jewel in.... but out nursery shopping (always) I found a really nice 5ft tall columnar Pixie.

    I didn't buy it but I honestly feel it would fit the space nicely, its fairly close to a Mikawa too.

    What should I do? Lileeanne's Jewel is a SUPER STAR I was hoping to plant but I just feel like Pixie would fit the space better but it's a fairly standard looking red, nothing that gets my heart racing....
     
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    For me it would depend on what you have already. I try not to have many similar trees. I love Pixie for its form and spring color mostly. I would choose whichever you like best and would fit that spot.
     
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    Honestly, I think the texture of Pixie and Mikawa would really complement each other. The have a similar compact look, and the green and red would look good. Pixie also would fit the space much better, its a tiny little peninsula surrounded by rocks.
     

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    I think Pixie would do very nicely there Connor. It is OK in full sun also .
    Lileeanne's Jewel is a far faster grower and would fill out that corner very quickly and you would need to prune it often. But it is a beautiful cultivar.
    So IMO either would be great, but your thoughts on Pixie is probably best and would contrast nicely with what you already have.
     
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    Pixie has been acquired and planted!

    From left to right: Mikawa, Pixie, Mikawa, Mayday, Japanese Princess, Mikazuki. Shirazz and Osakazuki off in the background. :)

    Definitely feeling lucky to have such great access to nice trees here in Oregon!

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    5th May 2023 and my Pixie was moved last Autumn to give it more sun and to give a better contrast with the yellow of my euonymus.
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    30th March 2024 and my Pixie is underway.
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