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Discussion in 'Maple Photo Gallery' started by Elmore, Mar 1, 2004.
Wish there was a box to to tick for 'Love it' rather than just like......
Some really lovely colour this year -- I'm looking forward to repotting it next year and hopefully seeing it get a bit bigger:
I had to put mine in the shade, the edges of the leaves were beginning to get sunscorched...
It's funny, my little Aureum has held up remarkably well so far this year, but Jordan in the same spot got absolutely blitzed and needed to be moved to a shadier spot. I expect your sun is stronger than what we get, though!
Right : we had 28°C yesterday, and we'll probably have 30 today, then perhaps above that in the coming week...
Ooof! Beautiful holiday weather; not so great for our poor maples though! My thermometer says 23C in the garden but I don't trust it: I was just outside now and it's scorching hot. Fingers crossed all our trees weather the heatwave safely!
beginning of fall chaos
As usual, was just a tease.
Marcescent behavior rules my 'Aureum' every year.
Leaves hold on tight until spring if I let them.
Pictures show this weeks rapid transformation.
Marcescent - that is a good word to know, one that had passed me by till now.
Here 'Aureum' has a brief nice autumn colour phase and then the leaves take on the brown and shrivelled look and cling on forever. It does somewhat spoil the nice period to have the marcescent leaves dotted amongst them but is most noticeable in the late fall when many other Japanese maples are at their peak and 'Aureum' is just a brown mess with all the nice tones a distant memory.
Just got an Aureum from the nursery two weeks ago.
Put it under bright shade (north side of a building with no direct sun). It skipped the orange phase and directly jump to yellow
Good evening and welcome to the maples forum.
Regarding jumping direct to yellow, you are lucky, Aureums often go straight to brown, Lol.
Yours is looking very nice indeed.
It's the same word in French and only people who are particulraly interested in bontany know the word.
Too long for Scrabble, and I can't think of another word that could be completed by "marcescent"...
In English the word "scent" could be expanded...
Here is a pic of 'Aureum' looking very marcescent, taken about a week after the one I posted above:
Oh, that makes me think of one that works in both languages : cent !
My 2 cent's worth...