Autumn colors 2020 - Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @emery good morning E, what a difference 200 miles makes. My Japanese sunrise is still so green. Yours is a beautiful golden glow. 'Wonderful'.
     
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    @emery how old is your Vitifolium?
     
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    your Jordan’s Autumn colours are great...after looking leaf perfect all summer mine went brown and dropped! My Vitifolium and Megitsu is going the same way..very strange
     
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    Good morning and here are a few I took earlier in lovley sun and dew that brings out the depth of the colours IMO.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thought I'd share some potted maples this morning. But first, Cornus controversa 'Candlelight' contrasting with a very aggressive Hydrangea petiolaris -- which was 60cm off the roof last winter. I'd better get up there pretty quickly! These were taken at the end of the day on Fri, so the light isn't great.
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    Here are some plants that don't know to stop growing: an A. tutcheri hybrid, A. leucoderme, the Chalk Maple (which should know better), and A. fabri. The last will keep going all winter given a change, as will A. albopurpurascens, which I forgot to get.
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    Here is A. cappadocicum var tricaudatum, a nice orange. Haven't decided whether it is ready for ground.
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    A. crataegifolium 'Veitchii ', which will be planted this cycle, along with a young A. pseudosieboldianum, unusual for the dark red color, and A. flabellatum var yunnanense.
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    A good selection from Seiryu seed, possibly a hybrid with Arakawa as it has the rough bark:
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    Here's a beautiful dwarf cultivar, that I still don't have ID'd, if anyone knows I'd appreciate suggestions. It is a WB.
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    One of the A. cappadocicum Aureum Intermarché seedlings, which has better autumn color than 'Aureum', and a bunch of pots shoved together against the wind, which are pretty in a disheveled kind of way.
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    -E
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ah, I forgot the dreaded 'Bi hoo' (or Boo hoo) which I had taken a few days ago. After performing very poorly in ground where a pseudomonas infection killed the bark at graft level all the way aroud, leaving only perhaps a 2mm passage, I pulled it to a pot. Amazingly it lived and has by and by graduated up to 20l, but the bark is still not healed all the way around. When that happens I'll try the ground again. Meanwhile I need to repot the darned thing again...

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    @dicky5ash I bought it and planted in Nov 2003, as a 5 liter. That was back when I just bought a maple and bunged it into the ground! I know better now... and indeed notes say it had bad pseudomonas getting acclimatized. Actually quite a slow grower for me, in spite of its reputation. I took another picture of it yesterday, the A. truncatum really turning now to frame it.

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    I think this is the first year 'Jordan' has looked this good, even when it was in a pot! The one I killed never looked like much either, so here's hoping it has it figured out. 'Vitifolium' is reliable as old sneakers, on the other hand.
     
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    Super colours Emery.Don't know about where you live but the landscape for miles around here is almost entirely yellow in autumn,nice to see some other colours.
    Love the Cornus,I'm always envious of the wedding cake trees planted in large estates but just haven't the room.Yours already seems to be growing with a similar structure :)
    ...and well done for getting Bi Hoo through it's troubles...quite a feat!..don't you think it was worth it? it's looking great now in it's matching clothes.
     
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    wow, so many beautiful colors here. Hoping to get some colors in my region! (highly doubtful) Japanese maples are still a beauty nonetheless.
     
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    What lovely vibrant trees you have.. that’s a good strong looking tree at 17, an adolescent with some growth and filling out to come! Your BiHoo is doing great..i bought 2 several years ago, one is finally looking good the other as grumpy as it was upon purchase!

    I maybe barking up the wrong tree (excuse the pun) but I wonder whether my Jordan, Vitifolium and Meigetsu have suffered with too much water since august due to the very inclement weather we’ve had here..clearly not as bad as Roebuk’s Noah’s ..mine are small potted trees about 1m or so
     
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    That 'Starfish' photo is really creepy.
    Very effectively photographed.
     
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    @wcutler good morning and thanks Wendy, it is a cultivar that I really enjoy having in my garden and photographing. Looks quite spooky around Halloween also with the cobwebs.
     
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    Good morning, just managed to take these few before the sun dissapeared for the day. My Baldsmith was one that loved the early morning, even with the tips turning brown.
     

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    Good morning A, glad you are enjoying the colours, Autumn must be a little way off for you in that climate. But you will be showing yours when our leaves are already in the compost bins!!! That's the beuty of a world forum.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I thought I'd highlight 2 justly popular maples this morning: 'Ariadne', it's amazing how the different light or angle changes the look of this maple. The first 3 from yesterday, the others from 2 days previously.
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    And the lovely 'Kinran', the first picture from 11 Oct, the others from the 8th.
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    After seeing ROEBUK 's Mirte it went on my list, after seeing yours E it is now on the to buy next list !!!!
     
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    It really is a great maple during 3 seasons. I really got it for the reticulation in spring. It didn't color very well until being established, this one was planted in 2005.
     
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    Mines on the way Lol. ( Mirte)
     
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    Escaped to the garden as my order for Mirte was just confirmed on an email, Lol. Will blame M @ROEBUK and E @emery later when questioned why another maple is coming !!! Looks like I'm washing up for the day again.

    Anyway took these as they are colouring up nicely now.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ack. Senior moment had, I confused Cor's daughters. Their eponymous maples are not that similar, as I'm sure they're not either! So sorry.

    The above is 'Ariadne'. 'Mirte', also a wonderful maple, has barely started changing. I'll post some pictures of it soon.
     
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    @emery, Lol not to worry E, I'll still blame you if that's OK, Lol.
     
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    lol for sure D!
     
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    What do you mean when you say Osakazuki is entering “nuclear fusion phase”? Does it really have a bright unreal color? Does yours preform well in full hot sun without leaf burn?
     
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    Here's my Osakazuki today, really good colours this year very deep, well protected from afternoon sun which doesn't help them i find.
     

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    @Roebuck is obviously a little more along, but last year and this, the sun was just too much for 'Osakazuki' here. That is to say, it looked fine all summer during the drought, never got watered or anything, but I think the leaves are just too dried out to color well. The next week will tell if I'm wrong, but last year it never for beyond this stage before going brown. This was the first time that ever happened, so it does take an extraordinarily bad year to keep it going red, apparently.

    Normally I wouldn't bother to post these, but here's what 'Osakazuki' looks like today, a ray of sun at the day's end:

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