Acer palmatum 'Sawa chidori'

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  1. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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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.
    Sawa chidori 1.jpg Sawa chidori 2.jpg Sawa chidori 3.jpg
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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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    lol
    Don't give them any ideas.....
     
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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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    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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  9. LoverOfMaples

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    My beautiful 'Sawa chidori'.
     

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    9th June 2021 and I thought I had better add my little Sawa chidori. Still only young, but improving this year.
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    Is Chidori and Chedore two different cultivars? I received the one with an e yesterday so am a little confused.
     
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    Bit of a marketing ploy IMO N or a genuine spelling mistake that creates yet another synonym. I think you probably have Chidori !!?
    Do post a photo?
     
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    OK thanks.
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    Actually it should say "Chidore" in my above post, spelling mistakes are easy in this game, lol.
     
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    Very nice maple you received there N. But that is usual from Hippo.
    Looks like a chidori to me...

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    26th June 2021 and my Sawa chidori is coming along nicely.
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    Today in the rain
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    Mine hasn't been terribly interesting since I bought it in early Spring, but I love the pop of these new leaves. They're not a fire-engine red, but more a vivid coral colour that is so pretty:

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    Sawa Chidori new growth turning from coral to a salmon pink after about a month:

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    My little specimen, spelt with an e but I think it's the same variety.
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    Still very pale at this time of year - lovely!

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    Keeping up that fun Spring colour:

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    My favourite tree of the moment Xi, I didn't know what to expect from it really when I bought it and was a little disappointed with it last year, this spring though it's completely different, leaves and colour seem true to form now and I love it.
     
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    Yours has a really lovely structure and colour: I'm not surprised you're so happy with it! :)

    (Funny to hear you say how you felt last year though: I actually felt the same way when mine came last summer. Perhaps it's just one of those trees that really shine in spring and then are more of a 'background' tree than a particular stunner for the rest of the year? We're definitely getting the best of them now, aren't we?)
     
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