Acer palmatum 'Sawa chidori'

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  1. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    A Japanese selection with reticulated foliage, the name means 'Marsh plover'. I was impressed by the sight of 'Sawa chidori' at Westonbirt this April, it seems to be one of the better reticulated forms, particularly in spring with mid-green veins and variable peach tones in the rest of the leaf.

    First three pictures at Westonbirt in April, last one a picture of my new smaller example to give an idea of the late summer foliage.
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  2. Poetry to Burn

    Poetry to Burn Active Member

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    That's a real good looking plant Maf.
    I'm surprised it hasn't been renamed '_______ Ghost'
     
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    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    lol
    Don't give them any ideas.....
     
  4. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Sawa chidori' is an amoenum and was introduced in Japan in 1988 according to Yano. I believe the Ghosts came later. In dappled shade the reticulation changes rapidly, the green taking over quickly. The pictures were taken early, mid and late April.

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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    very beautiful!
     
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    Here is the fall color, it is and orange to red color
     

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    Love this tree. I got a 7 foot last year. The buds are burgundy and the leaves emerge creamy yellow green. Not as “colorful” as Amber Ghost or white as Ukigumo, but a show stopper for sure.
     
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