Maples Winter bare bones

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  1. Shin-Deshojo

    Shin-Deshojo Active Member

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    Yes the next 2 weeks should bring back some beautiful new leaves on many gardens.
    It is just worrying that they are not safe until end of may.
    Last spring I had a lot of damage : (
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I think the whole of Northern Europe was hit, fingers crossed I that this does not happen this year.
     
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    Here is a beautiful 'Orange dream' that I took care during a few years when my father in law died.
    Now it is back at my daughter's mother home as it is an important tree to her.

    I am really missing it.


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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    There used to be a cherry tree in my parents' garden that I planted, and that I identified with my late sister who died a few months before, probably because I missed her so much that I needed a "sign" in this world to "be" with her. As a non-believer, I suppose it was a kind od "rite" to honor her memory, and it did me good. The tree died, my father died, the house and the garden was sold. I remember the tree, my sister, my father, and I know now that all living things will die one day.
    Keep it, cherish it, but if it dies... well, that's life. Now I often remember all the good moments we had together, it's not depressing, not nostalgia, just bits of souvenirs of love.
     
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  5. Shin-Deshojo

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    "C'est touchant",
    I hope i did not bring to you any negative feelings, thank you for sharing those words A.

    Back to maples now : )
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    No negative feelings, no, not at all. It just comes to my mind that when I'm not here any oonger my sons and the few ones who love me will perhaps shed a tear when contemplating a wonderful maple : I hope they'll be tears of joy, happiness to live in this world, and catch it where it is.

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    Back to maples now : )
     
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  7. Luke’s Maples

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    Green Trompenburg. Nice beach structure I think.
    Bright red Sango Kaku
    My favourite dissectum Irish Lace
     

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    One of my stranger ones. Picked up at a garden centre. Was labelled ‘Palmatum mix’

    It was gorgeous last year. Great green leaves that reddened through the season then was bright red and orange in Autumn. Odd shape
     

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    This is Kumoi Nishiki and I’m not sure why it’s rarely mentioned. It’s stunning.
     

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    Sold my old Koto No Ito and wasn’t sure whether or not I was bothered about replacing it until I saw this at the garden centre for £25. Gave it a bigger pot and I reckon it’ll really take off.
     

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    And here we have a beautifully shaped moonrise. The garden centre had about 20 or so. They must have thought I was mad because I got EVERY single one out and lined the up to have a proper look. It was a favourite of mine last year, and having sold it I just had to replace it.
    £20 - Had to be done!
     

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    And here’s my scrappy Shaina
     

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    This one I love. Seuin Kaku, plus on the right Mikawa Yatsubusa
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Kumoi nishiki' (A. sieboldianum) is probably rarely mentioned because it's still pretty rare. Only available in the West for the last 20-ish years?
     
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    Bet your glad you didn't let that one go!!!!? I remember looking at it in your garden 'very tempted', lol. It has a wonderful shape. Going to be your pride and joy me thinks
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    It's very typical in structure, but oh how wonderful colour all Summer long.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Didn't you get this one from Maillot? Its not available over here, as Emery said quite rare.
     
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    Yes I did. Quite different from the palmatums and has an almost Usugumo type texture and speckle to the leave. The shape isn’t quite as unique but it is very pretty. Incredible Autumn colour too;-)
     
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    Thanks Emery. It’s nice to talk to you again. I didn’t realise it wasn’t as available. Perhaps I just thought it didn’t appeal to people.
     
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    Seuin Kaku.. I sometimes wonder why that isn’t talked about much either. It doesn’t have quite as beautiful leaf shape as the Mikawa, but the character in its growth habit and Autumn colour make it one of my faves.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    You too, Luke! It is a gorgeous thing, beautiful in summer and autumn, and even seems to accept sun; unusual for a variegated cultivar. I wouldn't think it's difficult to graft, the stalks seem pretty thick. Anyway I'm very lucky to have it here.

    I looked it up, the first reference appears to be 2006.
     
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