Are hybrids early to drop leaves?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by HMBrown, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. HMBrown

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    On my way back from Acer x freemanii (the Maple Society's adopted tree at Hillier Gardens, UK), where I was surprised its leaves had dropped by 6NOV2018, I chanced to see a young Acer x conspicuum 'Phoenix', 2016.0127 A in FD100 (Front Drive), and that too had dropped its leaves.
     
  2. emery

    emery Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I don't think the generalization can be made. For example, A. x conspicuum 'Silver Vein' drops its leaves very early, but A. x conspicuum 'Silver Cardinal' holds them very late.

    I've currently got a bunch of wild collected A. x freemanii seedlings from Hancock Co. Maine in the US. Some dropped very early, there are a few that still have leaves. The fall colors are all over the map as well.
     

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