Autumn colors 2020 - Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning everyone, my favourite maple 'Ariadne' is so bright atm and after hearing that others on the forum stating theirs had lost all their leaves, I thought I should start with this one.
    My last is to show how quickly the leaves can drop this year ( almost overnight), it is my oldest maple, Red dissectum.
     

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  2. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping to go to Westonbirt this weekend but looking at the website it’s all sold out #tears..might have to take a day off next week and go..not sure when I’d have time to go in October otherwise.. I recall leaf drop was in full swing as at 20/10 last year
     
  3. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Here are a few to take your mind off it a little R @dicky5ash, but only a little, Lol. We have given Westonbirt a miss this year for the obvious reason, but understand your disappointment. Your lovley garden will I'm sure give you plenty to look at for 2020.
     

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    I’m going to make the effort and go..these 20min arrival slots are a bit tricky, particularly if you’ve got a 2hr drive..predicting journey time etc
     
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    Least it’s not going to be sunny this weekend..I’d have been even more frustrated lol
     
  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Lots of photos for the forum from you then R, enjoy and 'keep safe'.
     
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    thanks D, I think Westonbirt is probably the safest environment you could be in, I think I’ll bring my tent in case Boris locks us down lol
     
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    kbguess Active Member 10 Years

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    A japonicum aconitifolium near my house:

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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Interesting, that looks like a half-standard (demi-solitaire) graft. Not sure I've ever seen 'Aconitifolium' done that way before. Makes a very upright tree!

    Here is the unusual 'Naruto' Trident maple.
     

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    In South-Ouest of France, slow progress of colours in cold temperatures and humidity, the complete show is surely coming during the two next weeks.
    3 maples over 30 i have are coloured.
    -A.shirasawanum Jordan begins this year with dark colours. This is a trend that is also appearing on several other cultivars.
    -A.amoenum/matsumurae from sead, 10 years old, actually orange before turning bright red as expected.
    -A.palmatum ‘arakawa’, 20 years old, always faithful.

    I wish you a good autumn feast.
     

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    Here’s my Acer Japonicum - ‘Fairy Lights’ - starting to go to sleep.
     

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    Just in case any of you posting your gorgeous photos here should think that not receiving a 'Like' is synonymous with 'Don't Like', nothing could be further from the fact . . . often as not simply not having enough time to keep up with all the incredible posts. What a time of year this is!
     
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    The Arakawa is beautiful!
     
  14. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, a few of mine taken before the rain started minutes ago.
     

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    Things finally starting to move now.
     

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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Lovely Mark and D. @Harcuvar that 'Fairy Lights' is spectacular, makes me want to plant it.

    Things are moving fast here too, and I have a lot of pictures but also a lot of apples to pick, with juice making coming next Friday. Still we were talking about Mirte, so yesterday on the way out to forage mushrooms (quite a few, with the new moon) and this morning in the sun, I got some photos. It's a very wide tree with a lot of different lighting, so really a multitude of colors, with a lot of yellows this year and oranges. In the first picture you can see it under the A. truncatum to the left of the euc, with the fading 'Vitifolium' on the right. The second is an attempt to get the whole tree, in the sun, but it really does show the limitations of my phone/camera. -E
     

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  17. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, here are a few including my new Ogi tsuma gaki. But my Vitifolium hit the mark for me.
    Have a lovely relaxing and colourful Sunday everyone..
     

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    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    Finally a little bit of colour.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Houzi good afternoon J, lovely maples and names written in Japanese as well. Have you started a trend on the maples forum!!!???
     
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    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi D,afternoon to you too...oh I doubt it.Don't know how to modify file names on here like others do so just cut names from my list & pasted text to pics.
     
  21. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Here are some more:

    Acer 'Pink Filigree'
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    Acer selection, looking great and heat resistant
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    Acer 'Linearlobum'
    IMG_20201017_124904_v1.jpg IMG_20201017_124946_v1.jpg
    Acer pictum ssp mono
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    Acer pycnanthum
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    Acer circinatum
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    Acer flabellatum var yunnanense, later in the field than in the pot
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    Acer 'Hogyoku'
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    Delightfull.
    Particulary your A.amoenum ‘hogioku’ (= bijou).
    Y have a 10 years old amoenum from seed approaching. I will post pics in a few days.
    Cheers.
     
  23. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Leaves collected from Westonbirt over the weekend 17th October 2020 by my daughter and son in laws friend. They all had a lovely time btw.
    Arranged to make to make a lovely picture. I posted it on the Cheering ourselves up with maples thread, but thought this thread would appreciate it also. [​IMG]
     
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    very nice D. I’ve booked my ticket for Friday this week..a now or next year situation..what with circuit breaker talks..This booking tickets in advance malarkey does make it tricky as you need to book at least a week in advance..before you know how the weathers going to be.. but my thought was they need all the support they can get.
     
  25. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @dicky5ash our fingers are crossed for the weather for Friday for you R. Whatever it's like I'm sure you will have a lovely time.
    Look forward to hearing all about it.
     

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