Acer palmatum 'Wabi bito'

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  1. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This upright green palmatum makes a nice compact tree that seems to be a solid semi-dwarf. It has been very elusive to photograph as the yellow-green color never seems to come out very well. It handles sun well and will show a very light reddish hue in the lobe margins in adequate light. Another attractive feature are its red petioles and irregular growth habit. It is similar in form when young to Hoshi kuzu. Photos today 06/10/05.
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Wabito'

    Fall color photos: 11/10/05

    A great plant that deserves a focal point in my garden--best viewed up close.

    MJH
     

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    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Wabito'

    I thought I would give an update as this tree is exhibiting different shaped leaves this spring. It appeared it would perform as always, flowering profusely and leafing out moderately late, but that was not the case. As the leaves began to expand this week, I noticed the leaves and lobes becomming significantly larger than they were last year, especially at this stage in development. The growth does not really seem to be nitrogen-forced although the potting medium has been renewed.
     

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    Acer palmatum 'Lonely Man'

    I saw this at the nursery today. Sorry the pics are so bad. The good camera ran out of battery and the cell phone camera focuses where it will. I went ahead and uploaded them because Lonely Man didn't appear to have been talked about before. But I just noticed that on the tag it has an alternate name - it's actually Wabito. Sorry about that.
     

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    ROEBUK Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    A very unusual old cultivar this one, irregular leaf growth of various shapes and sizes no uniformity just seems to grow in any direction, bought this from Pat at Hippo some four years back now looked a nice uniformed small tree at the time, ground planted then lifted last year and re potted (very vigorous grower) and pics from today a nice manageable size, hopefully will see some nice red and orange fall colours shortly.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @ROEBUK I've seen this one advertised but have never gone down the path to buying it. More of a shrub maple than a tree do you think M ?
     
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    ROEBUK Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes D think it's one of those cultivars that you would put in the ' Marmite 'category you either like this one or don't but i find it very unusual certainly something different to look at, and the fall colours are pleasing as well.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Look forward to seeing your photos in a few weeks. Must be nice if you say they are pleasing.
    Unusual is something I like, as so many are so very similar that are being produced these days.
     
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    ROEBUK Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very old cultivar this one , it's stood the test of time not like some of these newer varieties which are constantly being 'introduced ' will these be around still in decades to come ?
     
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    @ROEBUK good morning M, totally agree there. But nurseries like Mr Maple and Buckholtz seem to be pumping out so many new ones I wonder also if they will be around in ten years.
     

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