'Extravaganzza'

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  1. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Well-Known Member

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    Photos on the internet look the same as the ones on the website maybe that’s why it’s called Mystic haha sure it will come good in time
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Lol !!!! You're probably right.
     
  3. Luke’s Maples

    Luke’s Maples Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I’m not disappointed.
     
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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Me neither Luke , btw I've just ordered Beni Tsukasa from Hippopotering.
    Didn't mean too, but I asked them to notify me when it was next in stock, which they did so I ordered it. I'll announce it tomorrow when the family come to see me. Safety in numbers, LOL.
     
  5. Luke’s Maples

    Luke’s Maples Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Nice work, and solid logic.
     
  6. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A rather mediocre photo of the Acer negundo 'Flamingo' from the street. I didn't prune it this year so it's nearly 3 metres high (10 feet, minus a couple of toes). Like every year, a few branches are reverting to green, you can see one in the middle of the bottom line. The pink variegation disappears when summer comes, but it makes a nice contrast with the Prunus pissardii behind :

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    Some of those in almost full shade all day :
    Acer p. 'O sakazuki' (the leaves on this side getting the late afternoon sun) :

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    Acer p. 'Beni Hagoromo', not so "beni" these days, but very strong and healthy :

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    Acer p. 'Bihoo', light green and yellow branches :

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    Acer palmatum from a batch of "misc. A. p." from the UBC seed exchange (2016 ?). Nothing spectacular, deeply devided lobes, slightly weeping : must be from a dissectum of some sort :

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    This one is not a palmatum (obviously) :

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    A Rhodohypoxis 'Lily Jean'. I got it from a late bonsai friend from the Netherlands, we would exchange seedlings and other plants. So it has a very emotional meaning to me on top of its beauty. I gave some to my sister, she planted them in her garden and they spread each year. Where I live, you have to keep them indoors like dahlias (next to it a cutting from a Crassula ovata 'Hobbit' :

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    The kind of plant I sent him back, Mentha corsica. When the winter is mild, they spread everywhere, I have some in many pots, like this one, a small A. palmatum seedling :

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    On top of that, they don't have deep roots, so it's OK for a surface planting contrary to many other plants , and slugs and snails dont like it.
     
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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    What a lovely set of photos Alain, so much variety. A bit of history to a plant also makes them a bit special. Your friend will be remembered whenever you look at 'Lily Jean'. That is special IMO.
     
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