Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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

  1. Keith Elliott

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    Derek, what sort of protection should we give these small maples in that kind of weather event? Our greenhouse isn't heated, but might it have helped I wonder?
     
  2. Worldly_Wrangler

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    I probably should have reached out to the supplier nursery in April when I received them. Its a popular mail order nursery and I think it’s too late now, 2 months later.

    The Japanese Princess and Sunny had arrived from a different nursery in the Autumn. They had been dormant all winter and both leafed out earlier than the other maples. I tried covering them with cloth sheets when it snowed, but it wasn’t enough.
     
  3. Acerholic

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    Hi Keith, a greenhouse would protect them. It does not have to be heated, just enough to protect delicate new shoots as they form into leaves. But I agree, the warmth then a frost is a real killer for young cultivars that leaf out early. Rogue frosts that we had in 2021 are the worst. You just can't prepare for these.
    Acer griseum is a clever tree, holds off leafing out until after the frosts have finished. So perhaps this is the way forward for areas like yours and @Worldly_Wrangler
     
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    I can confirm, I have two Acer griseum and they are doing great. Very late to leaf out.
    ‘Mikado’, ‘Purple Thunder’ and ‘Emmett’s Pumpkin’ also leafed out much later than all of my other maples.

    I sent a letter to the nursery where I purchased ‘Yellow Cascade’ and ‘Wako Nishiki’ to see if I can get a replacement or refund. I don’t blame them if they say no. I should have brought it to their attention immediately.
     
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    Since this is the cheering up thread, here is the view from my bench in my garden. I love staring at this ‘Esk Sunset’.
     

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    As Esk has been mentioned, here is mine above and below today.
    Esk Sunset 3rd June 2022 (2).JPG Esk Sunset 3rd June 2022.JPG
    Ukigumo looking very cheerful this year
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    And Peve multicolour looking so feathery !!
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  7. D97x7

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    How about a bit of Autumn Moon to brighten up what's looking to be a wet weekend, unfortunately.
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  8. Xi-feng

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    A lot of rain to end the long weekend, but at least the trees are happy:

    Aureum, Bloodgood, Clarabell, Grandma Ghost:

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    Hanabi no Mai, Hatsu Shigure, Koto no Ito, Mikawa Yatsubusa:

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    Moonrise, Mure Hibari, Osakazuki & Ornatum, Purple Ghost:

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    Sister Ghost, Skeeters Broom, Summer Gold:

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  9. Acerholic

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    Raindrops on colourful maple leaves, lovely Xi.
     
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  10. Xi-feng

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    Keeping this cheerful thread going into the summer!

    Black Lace, Cascade Ruby, Cascade Gold, Kin Pai:

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    Kocho no Mai, Giant Moon, Manyo no Sato, Itaya Momiji:

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    Orange Lace, Suminagashi, Summer Gold, Viridis & Orangeola:

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    It's just before 6 am here on a beautiful Saturday morning, and what am I greeted with? A dozen wonderful images of my favourite small maples! Thank you so much for getting my day off to such a terrific start!
     
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    Aww, thank you Keith! They give me so much pleasure seeing them and taking care of them. I'm glad the photos have the same effect for you! :)
     
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    Just a few this morning: new growth and colour changes.

    Autumn Moon, Cascade Ruby x2, Como:

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    Hanabi no Mai, Hupps Dwarf, Kin Pai, Moonrise:

    20220702 Hanabi no Mai.jpg 20220702 Hupps Dwarf.jpg 20220702 Kin Pai-2.jpg 20220702 Moonrise.jpg

    Orange Lace, Shigitatsu Sawa (top) & Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (bottom)

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    Just one for today. I set up my water feature yesterday and paired it with some of my smaller maples. Now whenever the sun comes out the whole garden is filled with the sound of trickling water. Paradise!

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  15. Acerholic

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    Peace and tranquility in this not so tranquil world. Perfect Xi
     
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    Oof, no kidding, especially in London. I'm really not a fan of this city, but inside my garden fence it's a whole other world, somewhere much nicer.
     
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    A cheerful day in a Jersey City park...
     

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  18. Soumil Yarlagadda

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    Hello everyone its been like 2 months since i last posted lol. I am in india until the end of this month (summer holidays)

    During a trek in the himalayan mountains, at 7000-8000 ft, I suddenly found wild specimens of acer cappadocicum. They were pretty rare but increased in frequency until about 8000 feet. Of course i took loads of photos!
     

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    More photos of cappadocian maple:
     

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    Photos are in the state of uttarkhand , specifically on a trail to a holy site named Kedarnath.
     
  21. Cattwooduk

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    This is the Japanese sunrise and Nicholsonii I picked up last week.

    I'm not sure if the Japanese sunrise is meant to have the yellow mottling sort of effect over the green? From other pictures I've seen they're just all green during summer, I like it but I'm not sure if it's showing some sort of stress? It was like this when I bought it.
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  22. Xi-feng

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    @D97x7 was right about what a pretty little thing Koko is... of course I had to fill my Hippopottering basket to get the most out of the shipping cost, so Sensu and Nakkai came home too(!)

    Aureum, Cascade Gold, Cascade Ruby, Hatsu Shigure:

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    Impostor (definitely not Red Dawn!), Kin Pai, Koko x2:

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    Moonrise x2, Nakkai, Shigitatsu Sawa (top) & Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (bottom)

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    Sensu x2

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    I was struck by the colours of my Summer Gold in this heatwave we're 'enjoying', then decided to take some pictures of the trees I photograph less frequently, just for fun.

    Crimson Queen, Giant Moon, Miwa, Grandma Ghost:

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    Hatsukoi, Itaya Momiji, Nathan, Japanese Sunrise:

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    Nishiki no Murasaki, Kamagata, Summer Gold, Kansai Akegarasu:

    20220710 Nishiki no Murasaki.jpg 20220710 Kamagata.jpg 20220710 Summer Gold-1.jpg 20220710 Kansai Akkegarasu.jpg

    Omureyama, Tamukeyama, Osakazuki, Zoe:

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    Koreanum, Ornatum, Tattoo:

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    And one of my 'medley of little red trees'. Saplings of Enkan, Nishiki no Murasaki, Burgundy Lace and others.

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    What an odd time of year for my maples to be flowering -- and such strange-shaped blossoms! (haha)

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