Acer palmatum 'Twombley's Red Sentinel'

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  1. krautz33

    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    Holds its color well into summer. Also great tree for a tight space.
     

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Twombly Red Sentinal

    Hi Krautz

    Great pics, keep posting!
    This is the first time I see a sizeable 'Twombly Red Sentinal', mine is still tiny and I was wondering if the columnar habit was really true. It seems it is!

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  3. krautz33

    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    Re: Twombly Red Sentinal

    I bought the tree this size. I am hoping it keeps this form. Spring color is a different kind of red.
     

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Twombly Red Sentinel'

    This is a perfect tree for many locations. It's narrow growing habit allows it to be planted in more locations than many of the maples. It has outstanding red color in full sun.
     

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    the color is getting better and brighter as spring moves on into summer
     

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    Hi there, first time posting anything. Does anybody know where I can get "Twombly's Red Sentinel" in the lower mainland?
     
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    Here is the new Twombly's I added to my garden. It was quite a challenge to get it in it even required the use of my skateboard. I added photos of the second Twombly's I bought. I look forward to getting all of them.
     

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    an outstanding scarlet color in fall
     

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    I just picked one up from a local nursery a couple of weeks ago. Nice addition...
     

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    From Dawes Arboretum:
    "Distinctive columnar habit found by Ken Twombley of Twombley's Nursery in CT growing at a church in e. Connecticut."

    Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' - Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese maple | The Dawes Arboretum
    "Comments: A truly novel Japanese maple with distinctive columnar habit found by Ken Twombley of Twombley's Nursery in CT growing at a church in e. Connecticut. New leaves crimson-red, darken to burgundy in summer often giving a two-tone effect. A narrow column to 15' tall and 4-5' wide. Spectacular red fall color and dark red stems provide winter effect. Excellent vertical accent! Sun tolerant but will also take light shade."
     
  11. LoverOfMaples

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    @Margot I think this one takes full sun.
     

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