Dash of autumn colour 2021

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  1. dicky5ash

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    Only just spotted a photo of me on the maple society website..under members benefits lol made my 12yr old son’s day as I’m quaffing an espresso martini he made and brought out to me unexpectedly lol
     
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    'Seiryu'
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    Peaches and cream in the 3rd photo has some nice red veining on the yellow leaf this year
     

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    Yes, very nice.
    And every maple lovers has to have at least one Ginkgo, like in the 4th photo... ;-)
     
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    Sango kaku, Bi-hou, O-sakazuki, and Deshojo :

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    Tsuma gaki suffered less from leaf spot since it was placed in full shade, but it's far from perfect :

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    Beni hagoromo, 1/ in the shade, 2/ that gets the morning sun :

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    Thanks Alain - I can’t get a good photo of the entire peaches and cream as it’s obscured by other trees on all sides..these give it some sun screen..it has definitely enjoyed the lack of intense sun this year.
    Re ginkgo..well spotted..here is a photo, it’s about 16 feet tall now, feel insecure with the dominating species so always tries to be a few feet taller lol I know we are only supposed to keep one of them but I picked up this dwarf species in the summer in the bargain bin of a DIY store £10 instead of £40, “Ginkgo Troll” as in the creatures that live under bridges! It was in a terrible state when I got it In August..on the mend now
     

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    looking very good. I shifted my Tsuma Gaki under a large ash tree in July..am hoping for the same results
     
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    My! That's a good bargain.

    What I mean by "having a Ginkgo is a must", my Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga' next to a palmatum from seed :

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    One from seed :

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    Sango kaku (and Redwine in the bg):

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    O-sakazuki :

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    Shirasawanum x, from seed (and Dunkeld larch):

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    A neighbouring cat paid me a visit. She was eating the weeds, and when I got out of my car, she looked at me like she was saying "So what?"

    ;-D

    She must know that contrary to some of my neighbours, I dont use pesticides or any chemicals (escept very sparingly on my potted trees). It was an opportunity to take pics of my shirasawanum "Autumn Moon" :

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    'Katsura' in the rain today
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    Good evening everyone, well it's been 21 ° C here this afternoon here in Southern England. Not exactly Autumnal weather, but my trees are now in Autumn mode. So here are a few that are coming along nicely.
    They are:- Ruby Stars, Seiryu,Ryusen, Arakawa,English lace, Omureyama, Atropurpureum, Ariadne,Hana Matoi, and Vics pink.
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    All looking great and colouring up nicely D
    Am thinking of taking a cheeky day off on Thursday as it’s supposed to be sunny all day and going to Westonbirt. I read that the Scottish arboretums are late colour changing a few weeks ago but I think Westonbirt is well underway.
     
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    Posting from phone so not much to comment other than to say loving all the pics people are posting. Here are some from today...

    'Osakazuki' :
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    'Garnet' :
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    Volunteer Acer amoenum, this is one of my favourites this year :
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    So some wonderful photos to follow like before R.
     
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    Such gorgeous colors everyone has posted

    Here is one of my native (to coastal BC — and down to Oregon) vine maple in the sunrise this morning

    Acer circinatum — yes that search term is closely linked to my name here :)

    The huge tree trunk is a massive old Douglas fir - also native

    The maple has done well this past summer - or any typical BC summer of hot dry then wet ice snow and back again for another cycle of seasons

    The other photo I took off the local Vanc City Police horse unit Twitter because it’s such a beautiful picture of those hardworking huge horses with our Stanley Park autumn foliage
     

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    I went for a walk in "Jardin des Plantes".

    Among the maples there, I spotted a tree in the distance that looked like a flowering tree. No tag on it :
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    There's also this one, abouit 8 metres tall, that looks a bit like like my 'Butterfly'. I tried to take a close-up of the leaves, but it's not very clear :

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    Next to it there is a smaller one (about 6 metres I think), I'm pretty sure it's an 'Okushimo' because of the distinctive shape of the leaves. Once again, the photo is a bit blurred. I could take about 30-40 seeds :

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    This one has reddish twigs, it could be 'Sango kaku', but I'm not sure at all :

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    The last one was identified here last year as 'Acer rubrum' :

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    PS : I also met a former pupil of mine, she was with her boy-friend who was collecting chard plant from the vegetable garden (is it legal?). She was taking a book from a "book-box", and we had a really nice chat ;-) I suggested reading "Out" by Natsuo Kirino, a great book, gorish but full of humour...
     
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    Back home :

    'O-sakazuki' has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful maple in Autumn. I agree :

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    Surprising to see how some in the background (Katsura, Orange dream, various seedlings) are still green.

    My two 'Beni hagoromo' :

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    A branch of Acer discolor against leaves of an Acer buergerianum, and other pics from these two :

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    A comparison between the leaves of the two, top : A. b., bottom : A. d. . Some of the leaves of Acer discolor are almost lanceolate :

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    My Acer triflorum, and my still almost green Acer griseum, although the latter gets much more sun :

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    Bi hoo in front, Osakazuki behind:
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    Sunset:
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    Ichigyoji:
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    Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' in the sunshine this afternoon:
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    These are street and park trees.
    Acer rubrum 'Bowhall' are featured on a few blocks two streets over from me.
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    Here are three youngsters on the same street.
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    One block over on a street perpendicular to those is a block with the Acer rubrum 'Bowhall' interspersed with Prunus ceracifera 'Atropurpureum'.
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    Walking along the first street shown above, I arrive at English Bay, where this Japanese maple is even more attractive than what I could capture in the photo. Is this Acer amoenum?
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    I have this Pseudosieboldianum 'Takesimense' from seed, it stays green and healthy in summer, and has quickly turned red now :

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    Looks like Acer amoenum var. matsumurae, leaves have more deeply divided lobes and more serrated edges than regular Acer amoenum, sometimes known as Acer amoenum var. amoenum. Some people argue that matsumurae is a species in itself but I think most are prepared to accept the current designation as listed at Accepted Species List for Acer - Maple Society . Either way, both have much larger nutlets and samaras than the smaller leaved Acer palmatum with which they were formerly lumped.
     
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    This little photo essay shows how we enjoy our neighbor Maples and coordinate accordingly on our side of the cedar fence

    They say good fences make good neighbors ... in our case, we enjoy shared garden views too

    The electric red maple really is this color right now — it is a huge maple, wider than tall (approx 15 feet tall yet likely 25 wide) ... human guardian of this tree estimates 40 yr old. Acer rubrum??

    On thé right - Esk Sunset Maple planted in a container

    Background - huge native Douglas fir and a red cedar, also native

    Foreground - a good native to the dry side of Coast Mtn Range hère in BC — aspen (it is vigorous (so don’t plant it unless you own a huge ranch; I made a mistake here) and makes a lovely rustling leaf sound in breeze (I have read due to a unique junction between stem and leaf - pls verify my hearsay) ... and aspen is one of the oldest living things on our planet, as described in recent NY Times mag about longevity)

    Next is a rain soaked planter of coleus — they do not survive our BC winter even near the ocean tho sure did well in our hot, dry semi shade 2021 at the ocean beach

    Then Blushing Bride hydrangea — it starts out creamy ivory white and gradually over the summer changes to this — apparently it blooms on old and new wood

    I found some blossoms broken by recent rain so I floated them in a bucket of rainwater.
     

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    Very beautiful electric red over the fence. Looks like some type of Japanese maple to me but would need closer pictures to confirm.
     

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