Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    I was hoping to get something like yall but I had to pull the snow blower out this evening.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
     
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    I wish that I could give all of you the snow in my yard. I’m sick of it! Merry Christmas.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Looks so Christmasy though!!!

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  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Merry Christmas to you and family D.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    And to you and your family J.

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    Merry Christmas everybody.
     
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    To you also J.

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    If only I can get these colors in my hardiness zone.
     
  9. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning A, if you can give yours a lot of shade throughout the Sumner months with other types of trees then you may get more success in the Autumn. But I do understand your predicament. I do see that Mr Maple offer a range of heat tolerant maples, so perhaps drop them a line.

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    Yes, That was the reason I got the Shantung which is fast growing and heat tolerant. Planted that in between the 2 Japanese maples for shades. We'll see how it goes. The Shantung is about 15ft+ now. From 6ft when it was planted 2 seasons ago.
     
  11. Worldly_Wrangler

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    Acer truncatum is one of my favorites. Hoping to get a ‘Baby Dragon’ or ‘Golden Dragon’.
     
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  12. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    I would love both of them, but I've been trying to get my hands on 'Baby Dragon'.
     
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  13. Acerholic

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    Sounds like you have it in hand. May take a few years, but it's worth the effort.

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  14. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Anyone seen or have acer griseum x saccharum? That would be an extremely cool hybrid
     
  15. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I have Griseum but no hybrids of such.

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  16. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hybrids of Acers from different sections are very unlikely.

    Acer griseum belongs to the section "Trifoliata", series "Grisea"
    Acer saccharum belongs to section "Acer", series "Saccharodendron".

    See : List of Acer species - Wikipedia

    There's a list of identified hybrids at the bottom of the page :

    List of Acer species - Wikipedia
     
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    Whats the best fertilizer to make maples grow like weeds? No worries about frost here so they dint need to harden up as early. please include the company
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    maple tree family
     

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    Miracle Gro's standard liquid formula does the trick. You don't need much -- even just one big feeding in the spring.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    this is probably The ugliest maple in this thread lol. a very neglected, red maple (acer rubrum) seedling, fighting the odds of this california climate to survive.
     

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    i admire it. it hasn't been watered for over 1 1/2 month. this seedling is strong. it managed to survive those hot, dry santa ana winds
     
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  23. LoverOfMaples

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    Maybe fertilizer isn't the best thing for at this time?
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    not really trees yet but here are some seeds of acer macrophyllum (bigleaf maple) sprouting in the fridge after just 5 days of stratification.
     

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  25. Acerholic

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    As the talk is on hybrids, do have a look at the new Mr Maple Youtube video on BLUE maples. Its very good. And yes some people have actually bought these seeds.


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