Cheering ourselves up with Maples

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Acerholic, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Lisa Harry

    Lisa Harry Well-Known Member

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    Omg so gorgeous
     
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  2. Lisa Harry

    Lisa Harry Well-Known Member

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    Hana Matoi, had to grab a couple picks this little guys had had a bit of a growth spurt this week.
     

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    D97x7 Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Pleased to see these little darlings have survived the recent storm
    Omure Yama
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    Phew! I went on holiday for a few days and was so worried about the maples in the London heat... arrived home this afternoon (exhausted!) and was delighted to see that no-one seems to have suffered while I was away. To the contrary, quite a few are either putting out some amazing new growth or are looking gorgeous in general (looking at you, Amber Ghost!)

    Amber Ghost x2, Cascade Gold, Shirazz:

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    Olsen's Frosted Strawberry, Uncle Ghost, Grandma Ghost, Okushimo:

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    Crimson Queen, Inaba Shidare, Oridono Nishiki x 2

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  5. Xi-feng

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    Catching up with more of my little guys after the break!

    Sango Kaku, Cascade Gold, Amber Ghost, Summer Gold:

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    Bloodgood, Kocho no Mai, Beni Shigitatsu Sawa, Japanese Sunrise:

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    Redwood, Ukigumo, Suminagashi, Purple Ghost, Jordan:

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  6. dicky5ash

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    Few snaps
     

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  7. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    @dicky5ash that 'Ukigumo' in the first picture looks stunning!
     
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    'Aureum' again,
    the hard border between deep shade and blinding light
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    Late afternoon dappled sun
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    dawn
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    Thanks @maf I like the cultivar..here are my other two. The second one is about 8ft or so but this year the lower branches are a bit barron. I think this is because of its highly shaded location amongst other trees.. I might try to open it up a bit
     

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  10. dicky5ash

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    All this prolonged wet weather in the U.K. seems to have helped Palmatum cultivars through the summer, so far, however not the case for some of my Japonicum..eg Meigetsu, Vitifolium and Jordan have brown edges to the leaves..and some brown spots..definitely not because the pots have dried out..and not because of location..I wonder if it’s because they have been constantly wet with the rain.. jordan seems to be worst hit..it was leaf perfect last year. I would be interested to know if anyone else has found this.. The only exceptions are a couple of aconitifoliums and Attaryi that are spot on..

    See photo number 6, amazing colours on the Rectlatum this year.

    photo 13 filigree- it has now developed into a perfect round mound about 4 feet across, was oblong previously..can’t get a good photo from the side. Emma (12) is another that seems to have a similar leaf form to filigree..but great colours
     

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  11. Xi-feng

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    The rain ended, the sun came out, and my garden was a very happy garden (and now, twenty minutes later, it's bucketing it down again. Never change, British summer!)

    Crimson Princess, Shirazz, Crimson Queen, Tattoo, Cascade Gold:

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    Beni Maiko, Shirazz, Oridono Nishiki, Moonrise, Viridis:

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    Inaba Shidare, Saiho, Autumn Moon, Firecracker, Ornatum:

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    Koto no Ito, Suminagashi, Emerald Lace:

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    Group shots: 'Shady little trees' nursery, 'Sunny little trees' nursery:

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  12. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Just managed to sit down for two minutes this evening... Everyone of your photos posted today Xi has brightened my day. They are wonderful..

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    Aww, thank you, D -- I'm really happy to hear that! That's the purpose of this thread after all, and I definitely feel the same way whenever someone shares their pics (especially after a long day - our trees are so relaxing sometimes, aren't they? That's how we know they're doing their job!)
     
  14. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Leafcutter bees been busy with Acer amoenum:
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    'Oriental Mystery' new growth colour contrasted to old:
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    They're here too !
    They seem to particularly appreciate my Acer cappadocicum, but I noticed today that they like my Wisteria too.
    I've never seen any "at work".
    Not so much harm done, I'd leave them alone anyway.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Oh yes, I don't worry about the damage - they will be left alone here too! At least they have the decency to make nice and pretty holes in the leaves and seem to generally avoid the mid-rib... I wish the more annoying insects and caterpillars were so considerate.
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    They're artists of their sort, yes ;-)

    The cuts are very clean and show no signs of disease, or rot, or anything.
     
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    Well today’s little show stopper is my Hana Matoi!!! She’s looking so wonderful I’m so excited for her to fill in over the years!! Again excuse the surrounding poor landscape
     

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    Finally! My ORANGE DREAM is happy, he was leaf scorched when arrived and pot bound. I slip potted him and put him in the shadiest spot. I had to cover the soil with thick mulch (large chips) to keep the critters out and now he seems to be so happy!!! Hurray!!!
     

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    Finally got some much needed rain here this week. It's been a hot dry summer. Most of the JM's are OK but a few are looking stressed and I lost three: Shin Deshojo, Kagiri Nishiki and Oridono Nishiki. Took a few random shots...
     

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    Every year, there's a hot-air balloon fiesta in our city.

    Two days ago, quite a few hot-air balloons flew over our house.
    I quickly took some snaps, as I thought it would be interesting to see some maples with some air balloons in the sky (I only managed to get only 5 in the same shot, there was about 20 I think in the sky)

    In the photos, the maples are:
    - Orangeola (the small one)
    - Sango Kaku (bright orange/red at the moment, that's quite insane)
    - Acer Palmatum (no specific cultivar, was a 40cm tall seedling when we bought at from the Japanese Garden in Cornwall)

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  23. Lisa Harry

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    Oh what a beautiful peaceful lovely space!! Thank you for sharing your pictures
     
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    Thank you Lisa!
    We finished it in April after a long time thinking how to do it because of foxes coming every day in our garden and digging up everything.
    Now we just need to wait for things to grow (in particular the green cover) :-). In the meantime I keep buying maple trees ;)
     
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    Very nice @ChrisUk !!
    That orange/red is absolutely gorgeous. I'd also think about starting a side gig on launching air balloons ;)
     
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