Acer pycnanthum

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  1. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    this lovely maple is one mine best in show this autumn 2011 the brilliant orange is fantastic,with the contrast of glaucos color of the under leaves
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    That is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for posting this Alex. May I ask where you got such a large tree?

    This one is _very_ hard to find in Europe. I finally got a little graft from Esveld this year, but it broke off in shipping. So I still don't have one. Apparently very difficult to graft.

    -E
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    grazie Emery,this is from Esveld!:)three years ago!received by truck...one italian nursery have this maple in stock now,
    http://www.fessiafabrizio.it/index.php
    the web site is only in italian but Fabbrizio know english ,informations by e mail ...
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Alex! I will check it out. I just asked Adeline if they now have any, also.

    What are the water requirements of pycnanthum, does it need a lot (like rubrum) as I would expect?

    -E
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    first year yes more watering around 50 litres/day, (summer);second year 250/week; 2011 spring summer only 100litre/week in on!e time:) of course this is for usda zone 9b with summer temperature over 40°
     
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    50 liters per day??? Wow...

    Our summers should be very similar (I think it is even hotter here), but for example if I give 50 liters here, the soil will be moist enough for a few days, and if there is mulch it will be moist even for much longer. Maybe it is because I have heavy clay 1 meter deep? Does this not also depend on the soil type? alex, do you have free draining, sandy soil?
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Emery,

    Pepinieres Bessard, near Bourg-en-Bresse, have good specimens of A. pycnanthum (mine comes from him) grown in the ground. He is an old-fashioned pepinieriste (that's how I like them ;-)), ships within France. His prices are very reasonable. I have his latest catalog and if you need more info, send me a PM.

    Gomero
     
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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Kanuni i have a clay soil but when i planted the big maples i add in the hole river sand ,many river sand, for one good dreinage
     

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