Cheering ourselves up with Maples

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

  1. Nik

    Nik Generous Contributor

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    Here it is, the one behind the palmatum. In the shade during its first summer the color was greener..
     

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi M, 5 acres wow, you are going to have some fun filling that area. Can I suggest that along with buying Maples you consider plenty of shade giving trees. Maples like dappled shade in the Summer to protect their delicate leaves. They are not partial to strong wind either.
    As far as my garden is concerned, I have recently changed everything so it does not look worthy of a panoramic photo this year. I think 2021 I will do that.

    Glad you're thinking about Skeeters broom, it looks wonderful next to the lime green maples and other shrubs.
    When you do buy a maple do post it on the thread as we all love to see them.
    As far as garden centres are concerned, I don't buy from them but use specialist nurseries. Hippopotering maples are very good indeed. They are Chelsea gold medal winners. For larger specimens, Junkers are excellent.

    Hope that's of some help

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That's so pretty Nik.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi R, wonderful trees and photos as always from you. I love the Black Lace. Oh no that's another on the list, Lol
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  5. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Well, if it is, it's a great find.

    And if it isn't, it's also a great find ;°)
     
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    zfrittz Rising Contributor

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    Acerholic, I have already put the previous page to markers to have located those red maples, which I like so much, and as soon as I have time I ask for a Skeeters broom and shaina that I have already located them.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Zfrittz, I'm so pleased you have located them to buy. Do post photos when you get them.
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    Ok, when I have them I will surely put the photos.
     
  9. Nik

    Nik Generous Contributor

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    Acer saccharum (sugar maple) and seedlings of different age.
    Acer rubrum (red maple) and seedlings.
    Interestingly, sugar maple seedlings are found always in deep shade, while red maple seedlings are always abundant in full sun.
    Every spring the red maples are decimated/“trimmed” by the squirrels, they chew the end of the branches to get to the immature seeds, then drop the branches to the ground... I have not noticed that for the sugar maples, they seem to offer the squirrels delicious buds in late winter. I guess similar type of overall damage.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Nik, I'm just winding down here in England, but caught these before turning the computer off. Glad I did, especially the last 3 photos 'I love'.

    Thankyou

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    monicasanchez Active Member Maple Society

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    Hello :)

    Summer is here.

    Palmatum, Atropurpureum and Sakura today.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @monicasanchez, good afternoon Monica, and with lovely deep colours.
    Who says maples aren't vibrant in the Summer !!!
    I've been busy all day with DIY, so it's nice to sit down to look at your photos, Thankyou.
     
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    Some photos from Chinese gardens in Suzhou from late fall several years back. At least one of them has a Japanese maple.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Nik, hard to compete with IMO. But they have had centuries of practice. Lol.

    Lovely profile photo btw !!!

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Can I share two photos I took of Acer palmatum 'Red Dissectum' this time last year at Winston Churchill's house 'Chartwell'.
    It shows that all you need is a cheap maple that you can buy almost anywhere and just let it grow. It is estimated at about 70 years old. Circ 1950, but staff in the garden were unsure.

    It is in full sun, that might interest @monicasanchez and @zfrittz.

    Apart from the history, this is still a lovely tree.

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    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    @Nik Very nice bonsai trees, pénjǐng, and rock plantings.
     
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    I noticed a couple of cute baby pink leaves on one of my Butterflies. I really really like Butterflies so I have three. Two are in ground and one is potted. They seem to be particularly light this year with not a lot of green so I went a little nuts. Went looking for some new growth and other assorted interesting stuff.
    Ciao!
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning J, I too love the Butterfly maple and yours are looking wonderful. They must like the conditions this season.

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  19. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    My wife and I thought we would have some fun with our Butterfly.
    Here it is a bit wet yesterday.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This morning I'm seeing a second flush of leaves on a few of my dissectum's. The first photo (Green dissectum) is one of my two 42 year old trees I have.
    I've also been asked how I remember all the names, so I've added the last photo of the labels I use on 'every tree' I buy. These do not rot or blow away as the wire is tied securely around a lower branch. There is nothing worse than losing a name tag.
    They are made of Aluminium.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I took this a few minutes ago of my Ariadne in full sun.
    For me it's not just the colours of our trees, but the shadows they give from the different shapes of their leaves and branches. It's one of the reasons I love all '4' seasons of maples.

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    Maples look good!

    Acerholic, that Red Dissectum is certainly interesting.

    By the way, what temperatures are there in your areas?

    In Mallorca we are already at 30 degrees Celsius maximum.

    Today's photo is not of a maple, but yes of a gardenia :)

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Monica, yes it is interesting with the history and more importantly with how your eyes are just drawn to it. Ours were directly we walked into the garden. Temperatures here today are 21° C, but expected to get to 23° this week. Nothing compared to your heat.
    That's a lovely Gardenia btw.

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    It's amazing how different climates and lighting conditions affect the same tree totally different. My Ariadne is an understory tree beneath a small oak tree which is also sheltered behind a huge locust. Gets some morning sun but dappled the rest of the day. Here it is this morning. Also your shadow picture reminded me of a photo I took years ago of a leaf imprint on my sidewalk.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good afternoon J , yes mine stays the soft red/amber longer due to being in the sun all day. I find that all my reds prefer the sun rather than the dappled shade. But we do not get the heat as others do on this thread, as @monicasanchez was just saying she does.
    I like your imprint, it's not just about the pretty leaves all the time IMO. Glad you kept the photo.
    My wife and I are just as happy walking around an arboretum in Winter, looking at all the contorted shapes. And dead trees, well they have a wonderful beauty all of their own IMO.
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