Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

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    Your Purple is lighter than your Amber, what a year!!!

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    Haha, isn't it an odd one, and we're not even properly into autumn yet! Can't wait to see what happens next!
     
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    Looking at this weather I think its going to be a November show. It's 20 ° C here atm, so strange.

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    I think that wouldn't be so bad - a bit of colour into the dreary months of the year! Let's hope there's no harsh weather to make the leaves fall before they give us that display!
     
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    Purple Ghost turning redder now towards the end of the year:

    20211030 Purple Ghost.jpg
     
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    Purple Ghost starting to wake up:

    20220409 Purple Ghost.jpg
     
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    A massive favourite on the forum worldwide and your photos today is Im sure going to convince more to buy this one. Quite heat tolerant as well I have found.
     
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    12th April 2022 and I'm pleased to say that my Purple Ghost has started to show itself.
    Purple ghost April 2022.JPG
     
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    Fuller leaves now, coming into those vivid colours:

    20220417 Purple Ghost.jpg
     
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    Most peoples favourite Ghost. And you can see why. I hope mine is as beautiful as yours in a few days time.
     
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    I'm sure it will be, D -- can't wait to see it!
     
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    Next weekend the leaves should be fully there.
     
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    More of those vivid colours:

    20220423 Purple Ghost.jpg
     
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    Beautiful Xi. I said this weekend would see mine fully out. I'm now changing that to next weekend. So so slow this year.
     
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    Oh, it's going to be worth waiting for (but it does take some patience when you're excitedly watching and waiting for them to leaf out, doesn't it?)
     
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    I'm the same every Spring. But I think we all are .
     
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    April 26th 2022 and I have some leaves, not many I grant you, but the ones I have are OK. I think it's going to be a troublesome year for my Purple Ghost, as a few branches do not look too healthy. Some severe pruning out might be needed in a few weeks. I will update....
    Purple Ghost April 26th 2022.JPG
     
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    Oh that's a shame D, I hope you can sort it out.
     
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    Thanks N. One of those things with these cultivars I'm afraid. But I will persevere with it. Tbh I dont think the trees are liking this dry April. One days rain only this month here in Hampshire. So much for April showers...... think that's definitely a thing of the past nowadays.
     
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    My replacement specimen that I received last week, I'm determined to have more success with this one.
    IMG_20220426_090311.jpg IMG_20220426_090300.jpg
     
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    Think I might be going down that route N... That looks healthy, now kid gloves for the next couple of years !!
     
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    Purple Ghost nestled in between the bright greens of my Viridis and Shishigashira... which only brings out the purple colour all the more:

    20220430 P. Ghost.jpg
     
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    Love that placement Xi. They were made for each other.
     
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    11th May 2022 and it's taken some time, but the leaves are doing what they do best on this cultivar,' dazzle '.
    Purple Ghost May 11th 2022.JPG
     
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    20th May 2022 and as the sun was so bright first thing, I thought a photo of above and below the leaf with the sun shine through.
    Purple Ghost May 20th 2022 (2).JPG Purple Ghost May 20th 2022.JPG
     
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