'Pendula Julian' or 'Pendulum Julian'?

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  1. spookiejenkins

    spookiejenkins Active Member

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    I just got a 'Pendula Julian' from Buchholz, but I can only find info on 'Pendulum Julian'.

    What is the deal?
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Always been Pendulum Julian to me .......
     
  3. spookiejenkins

    spookiejenkins Active Member

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    The Vertrees bible says 'Pendulum' as well. Hard to argue there. Maybe the Buchholz tag is a typo.
     
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    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Agreed, I believe it was once common place to add pendula/pendulum to weeping cultivars, and the correct latinized spelling would put the "um" if the genus/species had "um" in it. I don't quite know the details, but since Palmatum has "um" any latinized cultivar name should also have the "um" in it. Examples inclued aureum, atropurpureum, dissectum etc.
     
  5. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    'Pendula Julian' from a West Coast
    nursery source is correct. The
    Vertrees second edition book does
    indeed list this Maple by this name,
    as it should be. 'Pendula Julian' is
    not a named variant form of 'Pendulum'
    which is a Maple from Europe. Mr.
    Wada in his 1938 Yokohama nursery
    catalog listed eight known forms of
    Pendulum, one of which leafs out
    in the Spring with palmate leaves
    and with advent of the Summer
    new growth we see that new growth
    have dissectum leaves.

    What may surprise a few people is
    that 'Pendula Julian' grown from seed
    from grafted plants yields a high number
    of seedlings which are, close to being
    exact, true to type depending on the
    rootstock. We do not see that with
    the European Maple. True form 'Pendula
    Julian' is a nigrum group red. Not to be
    confused with that other 'Pendulum' Maple
    which is an atropurpureum group red, thus
    Mr. Vertrees in the second edition book
    cites the Japanese form from Wada
    'Pendulum angustilobum atropurpureum'
    in his book along with 'Pendula Julian'
    as separate form red dissectums - page
    187.

    Jim
     
  6. mattlwfowler

    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    Thanks as usual for clearing that up Jim, I learn something everyday. Whoever named it wasn't following the "rules", or the "trend" perhaps.

    This little venture back to the 2nd edition has also brought to my attention a couple of old mislabeled trees that continue to cook my noodle.
     

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