Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

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  1. Xi-feng

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    A few close-ups of variegation on the leaves. He's in light shade all day and I hope in a few years he'll go all-white, though I'm enjoying the green dappled contrast this year. 20210522 Ukigumo-1.jpg 20210522 Ukigumo-2.jpg 20210522 Ukigumo-3.jpg
     
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    I see your point about all white, but that variegation is wonderful Xi.
     
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    My Ukigumo today. In the ground in heavy shade, after being eaten almost completely by a baby rabbit early last year.
     

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    And what a beauty now N.
     
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    28th May 2021 and after seeing N @Nik photo last night I thought I would post mine this morning.
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    4th June 2021 and as promised I would do regular updates on my Ukigumo.
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    Here's mine again:

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    This and Oridono nishiki are my wife's favourites in our garden. But what's not to love when you see photos like yours Xi.
     
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    My Ukigumo this morning, now showing a lovely touch of pink.
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    25th June 2021 and my Ukigumo is enjoying the clouds. It wasn't too happy with the heat at the beginning of the month, but I keep it in a lot of shade, so it will be fine.
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    Four of mine from today , seeing some nice whites this year, not so warm in the north of England today for sure.
     

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    Perfect weather for 4 perfect Ukigomo's M.
     
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    2nd July 2021 and my Ukigumo just gets better and better each year. I will never move it from the position it's in now. It loves this shade.
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    Morning D, it's definitely seems to be a good year for Ukigumo, I don't think I've ever seen so much pink on mine before.
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    Good morning N. Definatly !!!
     
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    Getting into that new growth now:

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    Thank you, D - it's in the one spot in my garden where there's never any full sun at any time, and it does seem to love it!
     
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    Perfect, don't move it. When you find a place that suits a maple, then that's where it should stay. 'There's no place like home'.
     
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    I know the variegation is the most famous thing about this tree, but I was really drawn by the delicate pinks and colour-changes of the new growth this morning:

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    21st July 2021 and my Ukigumo in a week of over 30°C is doing quite well. Even some new growth.
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    My guy is getting greener over the summer as the new growth comes in. Still a very pretty tree, though.

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    My Ukigumo has taken off like a shot this year, stretching out those new branches towards the sky. I need to get some longer stakes, since it's now too big for the ones I have and is flopping a bit where unsupported....

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