Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

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    Thanks Xi, last one in her thirties. Oh how time flies..
    The position of your Sister Ghost sounds perfect and I would think about making it a permanent placing. If you treat it like Shigitatsu Sawa,you can't go far wrong.
     
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    Funny you say that, D: I've got both Shigitatsu Sawa and Aka Shigitatsu Sawa coming from Hippo next week -- I think you've just confirmed for me where they need to be placed once they get here ;)
     
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    Excellent, glad I've helped Xi.
    Photos next week then?? Lol.
     
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    7th June 2021 and the bright leaves of my Sister ghost really show themselves off now.
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    This is my first post of 'Sister Ghost' in 2021
     

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    And I look forward to more D.
     
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    19th July 2021 and my Sister Ghost that gets a lot of shade, is producing Spring like leaves in 32°C heat. I love this tree.
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    A whole kaleidoscope of colour on Sister Ghost. Oranges to yellows to greens.... and at the very bottom, a new, tiny white leaf just uncurling. Fun!

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    3rd April 2022 and I was hoping my Sister ghost would hold off until the frosts had gone, but no, it decided to leaf out despite of -6° c last night.
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    Sister Ghost just waking up:

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    I love that flashy show of pure white leaves:

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    Close up of some ghostly white leaves:

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    Thats the palest Sister Ghost leaves I think I've ever seen Xi. A definite Wow.
     
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    It's been a lovely surprise this year: I wasn't expecting it to be quite this white! I've moved it into my most heavily-shaded nursery where it gets zero direct sun at any time, only filtered for an hour or so in the morning and then varying levels of shade, so perhaps that's contributed to the show this year?
     
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    Possibly, but you have it in the perfect position. Perhaps it's just one of those years. They do surprise us often.
     
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    21st April 2022 and I now have leaves. These always lighten up an area in my garden every Spring.
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    25th April 2022 and an update on my Sister Ghost. Looks as if it's going to be a good year.
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    Sister ghost is still keeping that ghostly white: very impressed with how it's doing this year!

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    It is just outstanding colour Xi. I hope it lasts.
     
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    The graft leaves a little to be desired but I love the Ghost cultivars… another new one from last year, coming out nicely…

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    24th May 2022 and my Sister Ghost is at it's peak Springtime colour right now.
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    We're darkening into summer colours over here but still quite pale and delicate:

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    A better look at those summer colours:

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