Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Now that's amazing!! I can see why it had to come to your garden...lol. Think your little friend likes it too.
     
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    It does look like it'll be a fun one: looking forward to it getting a little bigger, just to make room for more of those leaves by the time the colour turn comes.

    (Haha, my little gardening assistants give all the new arrivals a good inspection. Blue Moon clearly passed muster!)
     
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    good morning.
     

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    Some more, although this year they have less color because since they sprouted there has not been a single sunny day.
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    please tag their username? i want to see the trees plzz
     
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    @ATX Soumil.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    wow! they have beautiful trees! thank you derek
     
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    Agreed, amazing, especially in that area.
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Its hot there! nearly 90F every day, high humidity! I can see he keeps the maples in an area with little to no sunlight
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Maples are understory trees, and in that area as much shade as possible is needed. People on the forum from Spain had over 100°c last year for several days and how they kept their trees alive is beyond me. But they did and they looked so good in the circumstances.
     
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    These 3 are interesting seedlings germinated spring 2020, the first one looks similar to Trompenberg, the second one is a strong upright red dissectum, and the third has tightly overlapping leaves.
     

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    Don't you just love seedlings.. you just never know what you will get. So exciting.
     
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    Omg spring is here and I’m feeling the JM fever coming on!!! Most of my trees I got late in the season so seeing their spring look is amazing!!
     

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    Omg spring is here and I’m feeling the JM fever coming on!!! Most of my trees I got late in the season so seeing their spring look is amazing!!
     
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    I agree with @Lisa Harry maple fever is coming on strong now. Here are a few of mine sprouting this morning.
    Orangeola
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    Ruby stars
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    Ariake nomura
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    Upon
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    Amagi shigure
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    Iijima sunago
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    Dr Brown
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    Sango kaku
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    My reds are among those taking a little longer to leaf out than the others. Here are some of the stragglers:

    Beni Otake, Bloodgood, Crimson Princes, Hanabi no Mai:

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    Kin Pai, Ornatum, Omureyama, 'mystery meat' tree (this forum guessed Oridono Nishiki)

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    Saiho, Moonfire:

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    Finally, some group shots of my 'partial sun/shade' zone and the 'sunny' zone:

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    Definitely cheered up by last night's I wonder becoming today's that actually seems to work.
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    There's even room for a few more. Lol.
     
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    Dangerous words.... but when they all look as lovely and healthy as yours, how can you resist? Love group shots like this: it's just a colourful patch of happiness right there in the garden isn't it?
     
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    The trick for hotter climates is water. You have to water the trees a lot! I give them a deep watering every 2 days like clockwork when the temps are over 90° F (it regularly gets over 100° F here) Because you are watering so much you need fast draining soil but it also needs to hold some moisture and not completely dry out.

    I use a soil mix of:
    3 parts turface
    3 parts pine bark (I use Reptibark)
    1 part pine bark compost
    1 part pumice

    I don’t know how much it helps but I also use mycorrhiza when planting and once a year thereafter. Roots are important in this climate! I also don’t fertilize. I plan to top dress with compost once the trees are more adapted.

    Most maples do fine with enough time, shade, and water. There are a few that will not make it here or take longer to adapt. My snake bark maple did not survive. I’m still experimenting with Autumn Moon and Aureum, they tend to burn easier but are slowly adapting it seems. This year will be the test.

    Most of my trees are getting 3-4 hours of morning-mid day sun. They are all fully shaded after 4pm or so.

    If you’re ordering trees from a cooler climate then you should expect them to be shocked and take a year to adapt. A lot of mine dropped leaves when they arrived here but are doing fine now.
     
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    Every year I'm surprised at how far behind everyone else I am with my maples leafing out, but I shouldn't be I suppose. But I always am .. lol.
    So here a few this morning at 6°c in my garden.
    Ruslyn in the pink
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    Beni maiko
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    Chitoseyama
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    Atropurpureum
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    Emerald Lace
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    Black Lace
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    A lot of good advice T for those in hotter climates.
     
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    We had bizarre weather yesterday and today. Yesterday it was rainy and sunny the. Glorious the. Some sort of snow sleek hail then nothing. This morning everything frozen!!!!no way to prepare for this crap
     
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    Sorry to hear that Lisa, these rogue conditions are what we had over here last year. Unfortunately there's nothing you can do but hope your trees are hardy enough. If they are outside all year round then they should be.
    Have a look at @Margot posting yesterday on Virtual garden tour 2022. Virtual Garden Tour 2022
     
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    Now here's a surprise, it was forecast rain this morning, but the sun is shining and everything is dry and getting warmer. 20°c forecast for Easter weekend as well. So that probably means snow... lol.
    Anyway, I have a few more that have started today.
    Purple Ghost
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    Hana Matoi
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    Ryusen
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    Summer gold
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    Karusagawa
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    Jordan
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    I was so glad to see that my Jordan didn't get hit by the frosts. I do love the fresh Spring colours of this one.
     
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