Acer palmatum 'Red Feather'

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  1. mendocinomaples

    mendocinomaples Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer palmatum 'Rila's Red'

    Nice finely cut red dissectum. Seems to hold up better to the heat than Red Filigree Lace. This photo was taken in August. Past two weeks have been in the low 90's. (I know cool to some of you out there...but that is hot for this maple).
     

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    Sometimes the oddest things happen. I had seen this maple for sale online, but no picture. Did a web search, still no pictures. And today my search ends. Looks like another one to add to the "need it" list. Thanks for the photo.
    Shannon
     
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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Rila's Red'

    Fall color photos: 11/10/05

    This plant seems to have a little more red than Beni kumo-no-su throughout the growing season. I suspect is is very similar to Red Filigree Lace and Ruby Lace, but I do not have those to compare side-by-side.

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Rila's Red'

    My label said "Rilas Red," but who knows what the real name is. Anyway, this photo was taken July 11, 2007, and hopefully it shows the wonderful summer colors of this plant. It's a difficult subject to photograph because the lobes are just tiny thin filaments, so it takes a steady hand with the camera, no breeze and a bit of luck. My tree is a tiny thing. I've had it for 4 years and while it's growing, it's doing so at a snail's pace.
     

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    That's a pretty tree! Do you think that it is related to the Red Filigree and Red Spiderweb and Red Feather type varieties? It looks pretty similar to my newly-received Red Filigree lace--only it's leaves are about 4 inches long! They are huge. How big are your Rila's Red Leaves, mapledia?

    David
     
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    Nice pic Mapledia.

    Those leaves are beautifully cut.
     
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    Poetry to Burn,
    Thanks. I appreciate your comment. These itty-bitty lobes are really hard to photograph without having them look like lint. I will admit that I have a very hard time telling the difference between the extremely fine red dissectums. Clearly their difference are too subtle for me to grasp.
     
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    NJACER helpfully provided some information that 'Red Feather' is the correct name for this cultivar:
     
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    here are photos of both Red Feathers and Red Filigee lace. If I lost the tag, I would not be able to tell the difference. maybe in summer or fall I will find the difference. The photos are labeled as to the trees name.
     

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    Hi Charlie,

    Do you keep your Red Filigree as well as Red Feathers in the shade or out in the full sun?. I had a Red Fil. a few yrs ago growing in a pot on my deck and recently just acquired a 2.5' tall Red Fea.
    I now plan to put them in the ground but my garden received full afternoon sun, will they survive?. Or I need to find a shady location for them.

    Thanks, Steven
     
  11. Acerholic

    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    This one is so difficult to photograph as it is so delicate, so please excuse my hand behind. Placed by a light coloured rock or stones would suit this cultivar.
     

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    Well into Sumner now 24th July 2020 and my Red feather is showing the most beautiful scarlet reds. Even better after the rain last night.
     

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    1st August 2020, has the extreme heat affected this maple !!? No, not at all !!! Still making lovely new growth in my garden.
     

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