Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'

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  1. Xi-feng

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    Haha, that's very true! Jordan may have the crown now, but as you say Summer Gold will still be going strong when we get into July and August, so I'm sure it'll win overall.
     
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    My big Summer Gold is in full sun, and it's starting to develop that colour it's famous for. Looking forward to watching that colour deepen and spread across all the branches:

    20220602 Summer Gold.jpg
     
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    Yellow to golden yellow, couldn't agree more Xi, gorgeous!!
     
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    From bright sun to rain: the same branch as in my post above, showing how the colours really pick up every bit of sun when it's out, and become so much more subtle when it's overcast:

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    Subtle and beautiful, haven't seen a Sumner Gold with those soft yellows Xi.
     
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    It definitely reacts to the light-levels around it and reflects back everything it gets: it is not normally nearly this understated!
     
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    Early morning Summer Gold:

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    6th July 2022 and a contrast to Xi's early morning photo. Late afternoon sun for my photos today.
    Summer Gold 6th July 2022.JPG Summer Gold 6th July 2022 (2).JPG
     
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    Gorgeous! It's developing that summer colour so prettily, isn't it?
     
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    Agree Xi and still one of the best of cultivars that I have ever purchased
     
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    This tree is rock solid. It is not phased by anything the British weather throws at it, and is showing off its summer colours so prettily now:

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    Looking up through mine earlier
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    Big Summer Gold still very happy in the hot and dry conditions:

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    This is a real winner. I would gladly recommend this maple to anyone. Yours is looking lovely Xi.
     
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    my Summer Gold has a small red sport for summer, looking like a flower. I just hope it's not temporary :)

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    Seems to be happening more and more with these mild Aureums. But agreed, quite a novelty to look at .
     
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