Acer palmatum 'Taylor'

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  1. Karl Villareal

    Karl Villareal Well-Known Member

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    oh my...pressure pressure :D

    i'll do my best
     
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    17th April 2024 and at last a good Taylor to post.
    It was planted 3 years ago as a 3 year graft, and purchased from a local garden centre by one of my children.
    Not too bad is it!! It is pinker in real life btw.
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  3. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    They had some beautiful ones in my local garden centre a few weeks ago, I wish I'd looked to see if they were grafts as I had luck with the cuttings that were going around. Mind you I still probably wouldn't have purchased, already been bitten twice. Yours look to very healthy Derek, I must look closer next time.
     
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    Thanks N, wish I could take the credit for this one, but it was purchased by my daughter on a whim at the garden centre and it turned out really well.
    I have been bitten 3 times and said never again... Such a shame as it's a lovely Spring maple.
     
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  5. Karl Villareal

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    Mine died, last spring. Lol.
    I'll just pretend that my Phoenix is a Taylor at the start of spring.
     
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    I think that's best Karl...
     
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    I believe this is a Wilson Pink Dwarf and not Taylor. The bush growing habit and leaf shape is closer to WPD and not Taylor. Also, Taylor has a softer pink in spring.
     
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    WPD has light green branches and deeper pink as shown below. I believe the tree has been mislabeled.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi, it is Taylor, the photos made it look different, it was a very lovely soft pink.
    The garden centre where my daughter bought it does not sell Wilson's Pink Dwarf.
    She does still have the Taylor label.
     
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    Does she have a picture of the tree in the summer? Taylor does not have the straight upright bush growing habit.
     
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    I'll post one in the Summer.
    I've had 3 Taylors and it's identical to the ones I've had.
    I have Wilson's Pink Dwarf and it's not the same.

    As I said, I took the photo in full bright sun and the delicate pinks did not show up on my phone camera.
     
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    Aside from the pink, the leaf shape and growing habit are different as well.
     
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    @TY_jmple Taylor is an upright maple.
    I think we will have to agree to disagree.
     
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    Well, we'll know in the summer for sure. Below is a clearer pictures of the leaves. On the left is your daughter's tree, middle is another WPD and right is Taylor. WPD has those sharp elongated leaves almost star-like, with slight yellowish green in the midrib/vein whilst Taylor does not.
     

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    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    Rules were made to be broken, lol.
    I went back to the afore mentioned garden centre and to my surprise I think only one had sold, so having just had the brakes done for less than budgeted for I couldn't resist, again.
    This one is grafted so fingers crossed it'll be better than the self destructive cuttings.
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    Edit, it does look a bit lighter to the eye than the camera suggests.
     
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    Good luck N.... it is such a lovely tree in Spring. It deserves to survive.
     
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    All the best! Make sure you keep it in the greenhouse during the winter and only bring it out late spring after fully leafed out. That will increase the chances of the tree surviving. Pain in the bottom and the price to pay for having a 'prima donna' tree.

    I was overly confident with the weather down far south especially with the warm winter. I managed to keep my Taylor alive for 3 seasons, however it got caught in the frost one night (out of the blue) and died (once you killed or damaged the first flush of leaves it'll died unlike some stronger varieties which will recover with a second flush). My mistake you just cannot risk it, I got lazy after a few seasons.
     
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    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks, I'll certainly keep that in mind.
     
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    I asked my daughter to take a photo of her AP Taylor last evening without the bright sun and to get the very newest leaf growth. This is for @TY_jmple
    Hope this clarifies the cultivar type.
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    Do you have photos of the entire tree? Whilst this certainly look like Taylor, it does not look like it's from the same large tree you posted earlier. The leaf shape is completely different from the large pink tree.
     
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    No that's it, I'm not bothering my daughter again, this will have to be the end of this. It did come from the same tree. Photos in totally different light conditions.
     
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    No worries. I was just being helpful. I am sure there will be some other time you can show us how that large Taylor will develop over the years.
     
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    Mines doing well this year, better spot less burn. Colours are lovely and light pinkā€¦
     

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