Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. wind-borne

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    continuing shift of colors on circinatum

    early May, late May, and a few minutes ago
    05.11.21 05.40.34 PM.jpeg 05.29.21 07.42.04 AM.jpeg 06.05.21 09.28.57 AM.jpeg

    some of the moods...
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    Even St Paul’s cathedral has its own maple! Taken yesterday trudging around London in torrential rain!
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I'm probably wrong R, but I thought it was a Liquidambar styraciflua.
     
  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I don't know if I can find them again, but I took pictures of very nice Acer palmatums at the bottom of the stairs of the Museum of Natural History (you know, next to the V & A and the Science Museum).

    I also spotted what looked like a a "plane", I mean an Acer pseudoplatanus near the Tower of London, and I think it's a variety that is registered, somewhere.
     
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  5. Acerholic

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    Good evening everyone, I have just removed the Shirazz photos thread from the cultivar photos and placed all the messages under this thread.
    Acer palmatum 'Gwen's Rose Delight' or 'Shirazz'
    This was as a request from a well respected member this evening.
    So if I can ask for any new photos of Shirazz to be referred to as the correct name of 'Gwens rose delight', it would help in keeping the correct name on the forum.

    Thankyou

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    No prob for me, mine are labelled "acerp-gwensro_ ..." or "acerp-gwensro-2_ ..."
     
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    Good morning, I do try and keep my postings each day topical and about maples I've seen talked about the previous day or so on the forum. So here are a few from moments ago in my garden, starting with Gwens Rose Delight or Shirazz, Acer palmatum, Emerald Lace, Jerre Schwartz, Ogi tsuma gaki, Miss Piggy, Iigima Sunago and Beni Maiko.
    Gwens rose delight or Shirazz 255.JPG Gwens rose delight or Shirazz 256.JPG Acer palmatum 255.JPG Acer palmatum 256.JPG Emerald lace 256.JPG Jerre Schwartz 255.JPG Ogi tsuma gaki 255.JPG Miss piggy 255.JPG Iigima sunago 255.JPG Beni Maiko 255.JPG
     
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    Youre probably right D
     
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    Funny enough we also went to the Tower of London on Friday, I didn’t spot the tree you mention but I did notice that they have planted a row of about 6 or so Japanese maple cultivars under tall tree cover at Leicester Square..it will look really good in 20 years.
     
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    Strange that it’s on Mr Maple’s retail website named Shirazz!!!
     
  11. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Yes I know R and a lot of others. But as was pointed out to me yesterday, it is a sales gimmick and not the true cultivar name.
    I think as time goes by on this forum, we will get all the true cultivar names used and that will help so many from doubling or even trippling up. I will still show a photo of mine as Gwens Rose Delight or Shirazz, so as to not remove the synonym. As you say everyone recognises this.


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    A focus on foliage today. First up is the new growth on my little Osakazuki - love to see so much variety in new leaves on a single tree:

    20210606 Osakazuki-1.jpg 20210606 Osakazuki-2.jpg 20210606 Osakazuki-3.jpg

    Next up, the weird/interesting 'autumnal' colouring on my big Osakazuki. I'm guessing the recent hot weather has stressed it and it's not very happy.

    20210606 Osakazuki-4.jpg 20210606 Osakazuki-5.jpg

    Finally, my impostor. It was sold to me as a Phoenix, it has a tag that says Phoenix, I... have some doubts (but it's very pretty whatever it is. Last year it had some BRIGHT pinks that were just breathtaking, and it's colouring up nicely this year too)

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    (Last June for comparison)

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    Possibly 'Orido nishiki'/'Oridono nishiki' or even 'Asahi zuru' or maybe one or two others with similar variegation. Either way nice palnt and a little mystery to observe over time.
     
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    I agree with M @maf possibly an Oridono nishiki or Orido nishiki. Leaves look a little too large for a Phoenix IMO.
     
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    You keep on outdoing yourself Xi-feng, beautiful as always.
     
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    I think a squirrel must have made a deposit in one of my JM pots..

    @AlainK would this be useful bonsai material? It has interesting nebari developing already..it’s about 20cm
     

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    Thanks @maf and @Acerholic -- I'd wondered if it might be Oridono Nishiki but hadn't considered Asahi Zuru. Off to go haunt each of those threads to compare the pics with my little tree - again, what a wonderful resource we have here!

    Thank you @Keith Elliott - my job keeps me busy during daylight on weekdays, but I look forward being able to get out into the garden on those weekends and see what's happening out there!
     
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    That's a lovely little Oak R.
     
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    Found another D..the leaves are slighter more pointed rather than rounded ends..I’m not sure whether it’s the same type..any idea?
     

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    Looks it to me R. Here is one of mine. Took the photo a minute ago. Qurcus robur
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    Edit 1 do have a look at this though
    Sessile oak
     
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    Acer Circinatum

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    Good, morning, a bit of moisture in the air here in Southern England, so I thought a few ghosts for the thread today.
    Sister ghost 257.JPG Grandma ghost 256.JPG Uncle ghost 256.JPG First ghost 256.JPG Purple ghost 255.JPG Amber ghost 257.JPG
    Sister,Grandma, Uncle, First,Purple and finally Amber. My Baby ghost still isn't worth a photo, but maybe next week.
     
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    .. and they are not variegated.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Almost any tree can be worked as bonsai. I've seen pictures of very nice ones, but I don't have any, just a couple of seedlings that I don't think I will keep. I find them too difficult to work with ;-)

    The second one is too young to make a definite opinion on what species it is. There are several varieties or species or oak that are planted as street trees here, one of the most popular is probably Quercus rubra (chêne rouge d'Amérique, northern red oak) that has flamboyant autumn colours but tends to become invasive is some forests...
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    BTW, I just remembered that J-L Hélardot also has pages on oaks :

    liste chênes

    Isn't that an incredible site?...
     
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