Acer palmatum 'Radiant'

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning @Japanese Maple addict and welcome to the maples forum. That's a very interesting comparison. I don't know Cosmos as it's not available over here. But there are so many cultivars that are so much alike these days, I am not surprised at your findings. An excellent first posting by you to make others aware.

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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    is possible that Cosmos is the name of patent and Radiant the commercial name ?
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    patent for Fire glow is FG1 mean->Fratelli Gilardelli first selection -patent for Red Flash is FG4...
     
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    Interesting thought. If so, I will add it to the synonyms list.

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    Just found this quote from Maple Ridge Nursery re Cosmos.

    'Not to be confused with ‘Radiant’, which was found as a sport off of ‘Cosmos’.

    So the similarity is going to be very close indeed. Although not a synonym, it should he highlighted that if you have one cultivar why would you want another so very very similar.

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    My new Radiant, courtesy of Hippopottering Maples. Very excited for this one, now to move it around the garden until I find out where it wants to be in terms of sunshine:

    20220430 Radiant.jpg
     
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    Mine just does not want to leaf out. So I will enjoy yours Xi.
     
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    I'm really enjoying this one: I love that variegation!

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    I'm still enjoying!!!!!
     
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    8th May 2022 and incredibly slow to leaf out. But they are here. I will be watching this little tree closely this year.
    Radiant May 8th 2022.JPG
     
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    Hope you don't mind me joining you D as I become a member of the Radiant owners club yesterday as well.
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    Absolutely N. This is a lovely little maple. I think you, me and Xi are owners of the club atm LOL.
     
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    One of us, one of us...!

    So happy to see these gorgeous little trees. Aren't they a lovely spot in the garden? Yours are both looking radiant, quite literally!
     
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    Thanks Xi, let's see how the three develop over the coming years. It will be interesting to see how differently they do due to location.
     
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    Took a chance and moved Radiant into a slightly sunnier spot a week or so ago. Ready to run out and rescue it the moment it shows signs of upset, but it seems quite happy at the moment:

    20220528 Radiant.jpg
     
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