Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    They sure are J and so very far ahead of mine, as can be seen by my little buds just starting to open today.
     
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    16th May 2021 and my Autumn moon has now leafed out to those wonderful colours that is maple is so well known for.
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    This was by far the tiniest little twig that's ever arrived from eBay.... thankfully it's put out some leaves and seems to have decided to live, which is always nice!

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    I have found that Autumn Moon takes a while to settle, but once it does it's a spectacular cultivar. Yours is coming along nicely Xi. No hurry to push it along, just let it do it's thing!!
     
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    MapleMO Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Mine has lots of orange this year, I love it! Photos from this winter to today.
     

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    I had those oranges last October, but to have this in Spring is amazing M. I would challenge anyone on the forum to try and match this.
     
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    I really wish you hadn't posted that challenge as I revisited some pictures from May 2017 with ambivalence as the tree is now deceased but was definitely orange then.

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    So sorry G.
     
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    I love those vivid oranges - hopefully mine will get there someday!

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    It's on the way Xi. I find that it takes around 3 to 4 years to get those deep orange colours.
     
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    Wonderful news, D: definitely something I'm looking forward to!
     
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    And you can share those colours for years to come on this forum, how good is that!!
     
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    I think everyone wins that way - isn't this place great?
     
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    No arguments from me Xi.
     
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    No arguments from me Xi.
     
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    30th May 2021 and after a lot of discussions about Autumn Moon over that past few days, I thought I would add mine in the sunshine this morning.
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    New Autumn Moon from Hippo (I love those 'well, gotta buy a fourth tree to make the most of the shipping charge!' decisions) and I am in love with how orange this little guy is.

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    That bright pumpkin orange just keeps going:

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    4th July 2021, no blazing hot sun, a few showers and some clouds makes for a happy Autumn Moon in my garden.
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    I'm always tempted to take pictures of those pumpkin-orange leaves, but today I was interested in the structure, too. I think - fingers crossed - this is shaping up to be a lovely little tree all round:

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    Floating leaves are always wonderful to look at. I think you are right Xi, it's all going in the right direction with this one.
     
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