Acer shirasawanum 'Sensu'

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  1. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer x shirasawanum 'Sensu'

    Photos of a 2yr plant taken middle to late April 2005.
     

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    Re: Acer x shirasawanum 'Sensu'

    Here is my plant, photos taken 5/15/05
     

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    Re: Acer x shirasawanum 'Sensu'

    Here is some summer growth, photos taken 9/4/05.
     

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    Re: Acer x shirasawanum 'Sensu'

    Beginning of fall color. October.
     

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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer palmatum 'Sensu'

    7/11/08

    'New maple from Buchholz Nursery in Gaston, OR. Sensu means "folding fan". Leaves come out like a fan in a washed orange color with hues of green. As time goes on, the leaves turn a nice pleasant light green. Crimson fall color. Tree is good for narrow spaces since the habit is rather slender. 7-8 ft.'

    Almost looks like a Japonicum to me. We'll have to see how this one does in my heat and humidity.
     

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    Spring 2010, pictures taken today. Very nice form of leaves, subtle green and mine is a single, long and thin trunk, so the form contributes to show some unbalanced "flow". Really nice cultivar.

    Nelran
     

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    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Merging the photo threads for Acers palmatum 'Sensu' and x shirasawanum 'Sensu' under shirasawanum 'Sensu' (and leaving permanent redirects). Assuming it is proven this maple is a hybrid, then x shirasawanum might be more technically correct, but both the originator (Buchholz) and the most up to date reference material (Japanese Maples 4th ed.) refer to this maple as Acer shirasawanum 'Sensu'.
     
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    Maf, can you help me to correct the post title to Acer Shirasawanum 'Sensu' instead of palmatum?
    Thanks in advance!

    Nelran

    P.S. Post name changed
     
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    Sensu is one of my favorite small maples trees, it has great color. The leaves make the tree in that they are like a fan just as the name translates. Here is a nice one I have which is about 7' tall and 10' wide. I pruned out the tree last year but found that it was not as attactive in an open form. It is much better in a bush form when the leaves and branches move together in the wind anshow off all of the great colors
     

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    Year after year this still is one of my favorite small trees
     

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    I will be getting one of these later this week :) It will be going into a pot for now, so recommendations on sun tolerance would be greatly appreciated! Kaitain4, I would assume Kansas and Tennessee summers would be quite similar; how has yours fared and how much sun does it receive?
     
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    Mine does great in dappled shade. That's easy for me to provide since I live in the woods.
     
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    This is my tiny Sensu which I got last year. It has not grown so far and also the colouring stayed more or less the same. Hopefully it will make it through the winter and will start growing next year.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @MapleMO, you may have been away for a while M, but you are certainly making up for it now.
     
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    I spoke too soon, some new growth on my little Sensu.
     

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    My favorite Japanese maple.
     

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    Summer growth is bright red.
     

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    @Nik such a graceful habit, I can see why it's your favourite N.
     

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