Acer palmatum 'Uncle Ghost'

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  1. Acerholic

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    And it gets better and better every year Xi. You have a very healthy looking specimen there.

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    Moved Olsen's Frosted Strawberry (up top) and Uncle Ghost (below) into a bit more sun in the hopes of getting some colour, though I'll keep a close eye on them. Interesting to see the similarities at this time of year:

    20210626 O.F. Strawberry, U. Ghost.jpg
     
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    This cultivar became one of the favourites on the forum in 2020 and I think looking at yours Xi, it's going to be close contender this year.
     
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    2nd July 2021 and the second flush begins on my Uncle ghost, alongside some eaten edges to a few lobes this year.
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    More hot pink growth from these two -- Olsen's Frosted Strawberry above, Uncle Ghost below:

    20210703 O.F. Strawberry, U. Ghost.jpg
     
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    Love that combo Xi.
     
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    7th July 2021 and everything is so wet this year. But my maples are very happy. Here is my Uncle ghost putting out new leaves.
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    Uncle Ghost doing well in terms of new growth;

    20210710 U. Ghost.jpg
     
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    10th July 2021 and I thought I would go out and look for some new growth on my Unlce ghost to join in with Xi @Xi-feng.
    I found some, but it was very wet !! Lol.
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    If it's Uncle Ghost new growth day, I'm in.
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    Lol... Brilliant N.
     
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    Oh, these are fun! Isn't this a great little tree? I cannot understand why it doesn't seem to be more popular!
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    19th July 2021 and new growth during a mini heat wave is wonderful to see. But not sure the delicate leaves will like it, but we will see...
    Uncle ghost 304.JPG
     
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    Uncle Ghost with a hot pink top:

    20210719 U. Ghost.jpg
     
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    13th April 2022 and the start of my Uncle Ghost for another season.
    Uncle Ghost April 2022.JPG
     
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    Seems I'm ahead by a leaf again D.
    Love the shape and subtle colours of this one.
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    30th April 2022 and my Uncle Ghost is now catching up with the rest on the forum at last.
    Uncle Ghost 21st April 2022.JPG
     
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    Uncle Ghost is qiute pale this year:

    20220423 Uncle Ghost.jpg
     
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    That's more June colours Xi. I think your weather there in London has been a lot warmer this year ?? My micro climate is just cold cold cold. Lol
     
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    Hmm, I wouldn't say it's been particularly warm - just a few weeks ago we were still having those overnight frosts here in London too... I think it's more likely the tree is just showing off, haha.
     
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    Uncle Ghost remains pale but is putting out some new growth:

    20220430 U. Ghost.jpg
     
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    I have found this over the years Xi, one year colour, the next growth. But whichever year it is, Uncle Ghost still looks good.
     
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    2nd May 2022 and some nice contrasts for my Uncle Ghost with Hosta White feather.
    Hosta White feather May 2nd 2022.JPG Uncle Ghost May 2nd 2022.JPG
     
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