Maples Spring 2024

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Rather cloudy today with a sprinkling of rain. Not too bad really.
    I thought I would show a few of my pots today.

    JWW7 Brown Sugar x2 (as it has been discussed yesterday)
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    Jerre Schwartz x2
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    Kihachijo x2
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    Beni ubi gohon x2
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    Elmwood x 2
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    And finally today... as it's just leafing out
    Vic Pink x2
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  2. dicky5ash

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    Reticulatum
    peaches and cream

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    @Acerholic

    our Phoenix’s look remarkably different..these are my 3, plus close up leaf shots of each..Each of them were purchased from different places. Intense highlighter pen pink..no photo shopping!
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    My tiny Jordan is waking up. It was placed in the ground last fall next to Shirazz (the idea came to me from looking at some of D’s photos). The strong dark red branch on the right was a summer growth in August last year (second picture).
     

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    Pictures from yesterday. I went to 3 garden centers and they were packed with interesting maples! The winner of the day was Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum (sadly being held) and my mom's Ikandi. I wish I could post video because her tree was magical... I did buy a Moonrise yesterday too!!!

    Moonrise, Lileeanne's Jewel, Ikandi, Brilliantissimum 2x, Rainbow

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    Sun is shining but the wind is from the North. Forecast to be 1°c tonight and tomorrow night.....praying for no Spring frosts.
    So in the sunshine, here are a few more of mine today.

    Beni shichihenge x2 (for Otto) @Otto Bjornson
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    Aka shigitatsu sawa x2
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    Baby Ghost
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    First Ghost x2
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    Sawa chidori x2 (in training pot)
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    Shaina x2
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    Amber Ghost
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    Autumn Moon x2 just leafing out
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    Olsen's Frosted Strawberry x2
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  8. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Gosh @Acerholic your 'Vic Pink' sure is pink. Mine doesn't look like that at all yet. Also, whenever you post 'Kihajicho' I wonder why I don't have it!

    These are from the 16th and 17th, starting to be able to get back from "macro" pictures sometimes.

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    And the last few from the 17th. Miracle Rose is still the most lipstick red of all the sycamores. I hope to get some grafts from it this winter, it's a very unhealthy plant, sadly.

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    And I wonder why I don't have 2 acres lol. How long does your A sinense stay that colour btw? It's rather special.
     
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    Random palmatum seedling after the rain.
     

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    No frost last night phew! Couple of more nights to worry about and then it looks OK.
    So here are a few more looking quite nice this morning whilst I was weeding... Yes the weeds are loving this weather also.

    Hana Matoi x2 (lifted last Autumn and root pruned and put in a training pot)
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    Inaba shidare x2
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    Reticulatum purple x2
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    Red Dragon x2
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    Musashino x2
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    Fairy Lights x2
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    Ukon x2
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    Esk Sunset & Brilliantissimum (just starting leafing out this morning )
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    Garnet x 2
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  13. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Derek,

    Wow, flowers on both those sycamores! That will be a site. Neither of them have ever flowered here. Can't wait to see.

    Could you tell me about the "training pot" please? Haven't seen it. Obviously not training for the high jump! (I get it's root training, just not sure how).

    Also, what's your take on Ukon v. Aoyagi? Most people consider them synonyms (PG and Buchholtz certainly did) but some descriptions of Ukon seem different, (e.g. Barthelemy & co). Sometimes it seems Ukon is just the American name for Aoyagi. What's your take?

    Thanks, -E
     
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    Hi Emery hope your having a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon in the garden.
    Re training pot, yes it is to get some good root growth, but for bonsai training. I've really run out of room in my garden and the children keep buying me more maples for birthdays etc etc. Not that I'm complaining, lol.
    Re Ukon, this is a strange one over here, IMO. My Ayogi and my Ukon are different. Aoyagi has smaller leaves. At least mine does. So IMO they stand alone with their names. As you know I very much want to put synonyms on the forum to give others the opportunity not to double up.
    Here is a photo close up of one of my potted Aoyagi's, those leaves stay small, whereas Ukon leaves get larger through the season. Others may have other thoughts.
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    @emery this is my garden Aoyagi taken moments ago. Subtle differences with Ukon IMO.
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    Would that it were so. About the build the fire though, like you it was very cold this morning (near 1C) and risks to be even colder tomorrow. That will be the main risk of frost, I think, as up at your place No, I'm working on cultivars, our initial release freeze will be tomorrow, theoretically.

    I'm not sure what to think about Ukon and Aoyagi. One doesn't lightly change a published evaluation, either. I've added a note, which essentially echos what you've said. A question that we will be struggling with, but haven't really had time to make a formal definition, is: how different does something need to be, before it's not a synonym? Because cultural and climate (or phenological) difference make a difference even with the same clone. I forget what the maple was, but there was a "cultivar" where the only difference with another, existing one, was "leafs out a week later, autumn color a week later." But in a warmer climate, would it leaf out a week earlier, and therefore be the other cv? It's a rat's nest. For your Ukon and Aoyagi, maybe the soil isn't identical in both cases? Not saying, but you see what I'm getting at.

    Bonsai training! I didn't think of that. Cheers, -E
     
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    beginning to fill in...

    Mikawa yatsubusa
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    'Green Cascade'
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    I took a lot of photos today, here are a few :

    'Starfish', not as colourful than in the previous years.

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    Its "cousin" 'Trompenburg' bears samaras that stand upright, which I find unusual for a palm/oenum :

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    Acer cappadocicum, and Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum'. The latter has a... what's the word from a tree sprouting from a root ? "un rejet" ? (la vieillesse est un naufrage... ^^)

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    Acer takesimense (tx E- !) and friends, and another one, from seed :

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    Some pictures from this late afternoon and evening. Mainly cloudy.
    Shirasawanum aureum, followed by Sawa chidori and friends:
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    Filigree:
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    Sode no uchi, very tiny leaves, and a little guy poking his head up where he is likely to get run over by a car!
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    First Ghost and Kasagiyama:
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    Katsura and Chishio:
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    Beni tsukasa:
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    maf, your Filigree is divine. I've been keeping an eye on local nurseries inventories for a larger specimen for a couple years to no avail. One day I'll get it.
     
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    I agree, a very beautiful specimen. And a great maple. The Sawa chidori is nice too, how is it to grow?

    @AlainK Tormpenburg has upright samaras because it is an × shirasawanum. As is your 'Peve Starfish', and most of the Convexum Group.

    Did I give you a cappadocicum at some point? All these years, very confusing, haha. Anyway, "rejet" is the unfortunately named "sucker" in English. In verbal form, A. cappadocicum is indeed a suckering maple, or even one that suckers freely! :) There aren't that many maples that sucker. But the good news is, you can root cuttings from those more easily than most maples. The only other one I can think of offhand is A. stachyophyllum subsp. betulifolium, but there must be others. Hmm. -E
     
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    No frost, but very cold overnight and this morning, our heating kicked in Ouchh.
    Anyway it hasn't stopped a few more leafing out in my garden today.

    Brocade x 2
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    Beni tsukasa x 2
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    Elegantulum x2
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    English Town x2
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    Butterfly x2
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    Pixie x2
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    Mon Papa x2
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    Nigrum x 2
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    Will's devine x2
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    Gwens Rose Delight x2
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    'Pixie' is an absolutely dynamite maple, it's got everything. Doesn't burn, stays red, great texture, more or less upright (or used to be, not sure if it's been diluted?). stays rather small, though not a dwarf, amazing autumn color. I always find myself recommending Pixie.

    No frost last night, but close. Tonight still looks risky.

    Here are pictures from 18 and 20 April. -E

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    Thanks, it is one of my faves. I had mine from very small and took a while to get it up to current size. Location is key, too sunny and it burns, too shady and it sulks, but hit it right and it sings! I hope you find a good one.

    Mine is in far too much shade really, and as such has been a slow grower. But other than that it has been a very healthy plant over many years, no fuss, no sulking, never has any dieback apart from the usual small twigs.
     
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    Maples in the ground (or in the rocks) are finally waking up in Connecticut. Some suffered minor damage from frost this morning. It might happen again tomorrow morning… oh well. Not much I can do. Here are some of them just before sunset. I will post pictures of the individual cultivars or seed-drown when they fully leaf out.
     

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