Osakazuki

Discussion in 'Maples' started by zinzara, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. zinzara

    zinzara Member

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    Looking for your experiences with this cultivar.

    Is it hardy, easy to grow, does it put on a good display for you??

    Do you like it, hate it, is it your favorite??

    Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Must be one of the best. Good strong, branching structure and habit and form. Consistent flaming red fall colour, held for at least a month. Little pruning or dieback. Easily available at nurseries. Nice leaf shape. Don't think you could go wrong with this one, allowing it room to develop.
     
  3. kaydye

    kaydye Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi,
    I'll second that opinion. I love it. I'm in zone 5 and it does beautifully. I like the dark kind of reddish/black branches against the green foliage, too. The fall color will absolutely knock your eyes out. I want to get the one Vertrees talks about that is like a "sister seedling" (Ichigyoji) that is an intense yellow/gold and plant it nearby. He says they make a "brilliant fall display."
    Kay Dye
     
  4. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Zinzara I have this cultivar and for me is very beautiful !Is my favorite for the good autum colors, is good for dry conditions (if have the shade afternoon) the name remember me Japan !!
    Alex66
     
  5. swanny

    swanny Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have a 4/5 year old Osakasuki I planted in my front yard which is just over 6 feet tall that has developed into a very nice tree. Pictures attached from the Spring and Fall.

    Richard
     

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    Will not be the first choice if living in central valley, CA.
     
  7. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    You're thinking of the sun and heat?
     
  8. chumasero

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    Mine never displays the striking color in fall. I assume it is related to the sun and heat during summer. It might be performing better up there in BC.
     
  9. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    There was another thread on this subject (good fall colour)
    I take it you do NOT get the necessary cold of autumn/winter?
     

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