Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

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  1. interactbiz

    interactbiz Active Member

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    The fall color varies from year to year but 2008 is particularly beautiful on this container grown Seiryu.
     

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  2. dawgie

    dawgie Active Member 10 Years

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    I bought a Seiryu because it was so popular. Now I know why, and it's one of my favorities. The feathery leaves, bright green color and form are all incredible, not to mention the fall color. It also grows very fast.
     

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  3. NyxLimit

    NyxLimit Member Maple Society

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    This is a 'Seiryu' i bought this year, it's still very small, can anyone tell when it get seeds, after how many years?
     
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    Nxy,

    Your plant doesn't seem to be 'Seiryu'.

    As far as seed production, if your plant is grafted it may produce flowers and samaras very soon since the scion wood maybe from a mature enough stock plant.
     
  5. NyxLimit

    NyxLimit Member Maple Society

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    Strange, because the seller said it was 'Seiryu' and on the card the go with it says the same. Bad seller then, because he give wrong information.
    Then BTW does anyone know wich type of Acer Palmatum this one is?
     
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    May 2008, October 2007
     

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  7. amazingmaples

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    Here is a Seiryu which came in in last years load. It was a great find for me.
     

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    My favorite maple. Here is one of mine.
    Gary
     

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  9. seagonus

    seagonus Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a pic of the baby Seriyu as promised and the adult way in the background at top left.

    The large is another recent pic of one earlier on in this thread that I posted years ago.
     

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    Wondering around my neighborhood i say this wonderful old Seiryu, it is about 14' tall and 20' wide. I can't wait to get some fall color photos of it.
     

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    seagonus Active Member 10 Years

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    Fall Seiryu color with light morning sunlight. Taken with an iphone--so not great. My largest Japanese maple this one is 15' X 20' or more--the hedge is inhibiting it on one side or it would be larger.
     

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  12. maplesandpaws

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    I always wondered why people were so enthralled by the Seiryu - after finally seeing one in person at one of the local nurseries, I know why. So, of course, I had to get my own. :) Not very big yet, but has a nice shape to it already and I think it has the potential to become a very nice bonsai...
     

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    seagonus Active Member 10 Years

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    We bought our place and it had 2 old established Seiryu from around 1976. I had no idea how beautiful they were until I watched them for a season. The subtle color changes are much appreciated now. My favourite season to watch them is in spring when the leaves first come out a bright green colour and right after the leaves get soaked with rain they are particularly lovely, or during a mild, early, summer breeze. Truth be told I almost hacked them back when I first moved in before realizing how beautiful they were.

    One problem. Their seems to be a lot of dead dying branches in the middle of the trees and I am worried that they may die by losing their ability to produce enough photosynthesis near the inner part of the tree (or at least that's what I have heard can happen). I would love to find someone near Vancouver BC who is reasonable at pruning costs and knows how to best prune these things for optimal health.
     
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    seagonus Active Member 10 Years

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    One more picture with low evening light--no enhancement. Taken with an iphone 4.
     

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    I bought this specimen as a one-year graft in 2008. It has been planted in the ground since the spring of 2010.
     

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  16. JazzUp

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    Spring leaves in 2013. The 2nd pic is the same tree in 2008.
     

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  17. maplesandpaws

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    Where the sun (and the wind) has hit the canopy, the leaves are turning the most beautiful rosy-crimson. Elsewhere, the leaves are still mostly green. A choice cultivar to be sure. :)
     

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    Other photos on this thread are much better than mine, but I have enjoyed watching these leaves close-up as they open in the spring. Very pretty tree.
     

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    This Seiryu is the lucky pick for the best spot in my landscape. It's right next to my driveway and I love to see it when I come home every day. It has a nice shape and I'm looking forward to watch it grow. It's about 6.5' tall right now.
     

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  21. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I was asked the other day, 'would I reccomend Seiryu'. My short answer is a resounding 'YES'.
    This all season stunner IMO deserves a place on any garden or enthusiasts collection.
    Here are a few photos of mine from early Spring to Autumn.
    You can decide for yourself.
     

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  22. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This photo is an update on 4th July 2020. The petioles are now showing a crimson red that sets off the dissected leaves perfectly. There is a hint of what is to come already this season.
     

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    couple spring pictures from this year
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    early stages of fall 2018 were quite kaleidoscopic
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  24. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @wind-borne Good afternoon G, I think that is confidently called a kaleidoscope of colours. Photo 3 Could be Monet painting !!
    Loved all these .
     
  25. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Mine is starting to turn already, I'm loving the colours, but am so worried it's too early this year. Photo taken 10th July 2020.
     

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