Spring 2015 photos

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  1. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Few pics of various variegated trees,then some others that just look nice:)

    Peaches and cream
    Ariadne
    Aka Shigitatsu sawa
    Kasagi yama
    Higasa yama
    Amagi shigure
    Purple ghost
    Amber ghost
    Olsens frosted
    First ghost
    Ukigumo
    pxc tree

    All of the above must have taken some serious thinking about when developing? Credit to the dedicated nursery people who came up with the ideas and the colours for all the of the close but different patterns and colours schemes in leaf structures. Just amazing variations all of them , must admit i am gradually liking all of these cultivars more and more through out the development of the various trees over the years.

    Wilsons pink
    Kamagata
    Hessei with it's huge leaves.
     

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  2. marymyers

    marymyers Active Member Maple Society

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    The first two photos look like Peve Starfish?
     
  3. Darren Dangerdeeds

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    I haven't grown that one but i'd like to see more pictures of it.
     
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    Still unfurling here in 5b.

    1) A.s. Bashful
    2) Ariadne
    3) Kashima
    4) Capercis Dwarf
    5) A.p.x. North Wind
    6) Emperor I
    7) Iijima sunago
    8) Scolopendrifolium
    9) Tsukushigata
    10) Manyo no sato
    11) Corallinum
    12) Momoiro koyasan
     

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  5. AlainK

    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Now the leaves are beginning to harden, and some display changes in colours that are striking. I must practise my photo skills since the pictures are a pale rendition of the vivid colours and various shades in "real life" (I'm sure most of you know what I mean, especially since part of the magic is that they don't look the same depending on the light).

    1 'Beni Hagoromo'
    2 'Beni Komachi'
    3 'Butterfly'
    4 'Emeral Lace'
    5 'Jerre Schwartz'
    6 Acer X zoeschense 'Annae'
     

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  6. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    AlainK.. Loving the 'jerre schwartz' very pretty, have seen these quite a few times when out and about but never really given them a second look? will have a re think.

    Few more pics of some of mine which are now coming on nicely.

    1.Golden pond
    2.Nicholsonii
    3.Enkan
    4.Mizui kiguri
    5.Red wine
    6.Winter flame
    7.Coonara pygmy
    8.Kamagata
    9.Peve chameleon
    10.Tsuri nishiki
    11.Wakehurst pink
    12.Globosum
    13.A/S
    14.Villa taranto (UK grown)
    15.Villa taranto (Dutch grown)

    Do tend to like the Dutch grown one better than the uk grown ,more finely definded straps/leaves with lovely colouration

    Houzi.. The metal spikes are by 'Gardman' and are called 'garden links' and come in packs of six , just basically cut them down to your required length then anchor down your pots, mine certainly worked over the past week with all the strong winds we had nothing got blown over thankfully.
     

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    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Really love the last two pics.

    'Villa Taranto' is particularly beautiful, not a surprise, the Italians have very often added to Art.

    The others too, don't call me names because I point out a vision i partcularly enjoy! ;°)
     
  8. Houzi

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    Thanks for the info Roebuk,it's funny,I cut up some supports I also used to use on my peonies like you.Just googled the garden links and they're exactly what I used ha ha.Anyway as I've got a lot more pots I bought some strong galvanised wire as it was gonna get expensive...seems to do the trick.
    As you say 'Jerre Schwartz' is everywhere this year,last year it was 'Jordan'...even B&Q have some JS this year and though probably smaller than you prefer,they're bigger than those cutting grown ones we usually see,and at £8 they're not bad,yet their larger maples seem to have got quite pricey now.
    Oh I had a lovely'Enkan' but it just suddenly collapsed.It was getting quite big too.It was the only maple I never had to prune,it just grew exactly how I wanted it to without any interference from me.
    Alain,I've never ever seen a hint of pink on my 'Butterfly' so it's stuck kinda out of sight now.Think I read there's 2 forms,mines probably the dull form ha ha.
     
  9. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Houzi..Know what you mean regards the 'JS' seems to be one of the' buzz' plants at the moment. As you say every few years something new appears then it's gone!! remember when Kamagatas were the in tree some 6/7 years ago, try and find one now in a garden centre or even a specialist nursery come to that, there like 'hens teeth' can't get them.

    My Enkan i do exactly the same as you did 'nothing' it's hidden behind my large Shishigashira and all i do is water it , again no pruning with me either just let it do it's own thing seems happy.

    Also have a Butterfly which i have struggled with for the past two seasons, took alot of die back out last fall repotted and it seems to have worked it's looking quite healthy at the moment with some nice colouration starting to emerge.

    Pleased you got sorted out with some stakes though.
     
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    Nice Roebuk,your patience paid off!....you know I nearly didn't buy mine.It was because I needed to buy 3plants to get them for £10 each.However this plant didn't look right,the leaves were large and bronze and the pic on the label didn't help and claiming'flaming red leaves'...Oh well I thought,at best it'll probably be Tsuma Beni but had my doubts even about that.Well it leafed out fine this year and looks as I'd expect :) I was expecting the 'red fingernails' to be just a first leaf out trait but the colour's still there and new growth has it too...glad I took the punt now.
    As a side note,I've noticed quite a few of these around this year produced by the same Holland nursery as mine.They're also producing other species of maples but still heading their labels with 'Japanese Maple'which is not quite right ha ha....though I've never had problems with their plants so far.
     
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    Oh well,the fatalities so far...dissected seedling I was watching,always was a weak grower.'Hinotori nishiki',infection at rootstock(gotta be the shortest time I've owned a maple).'Amagi shigure' infection from above I think, and 'Beni maiko'...mysterious collapse.At least I got a graft from 2of them,just gotta keep'em going.
    On a brighter note my 'Beni shichihenge' is having the most colourful year ever :)
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very pretty Houzi! And I agree, the Jerre Schwartz is lovely.

    I've lost a lot of seedlings this spring, that were going into their second or even a couple of third years; it seems a particularly bad year for damping off. And this is in spite of treatments.

    Here are a few more:

    AP 'Osakazuki', branch with samaras
    A. campestre 'Pulverulentum'
    AP 'Hogyoku'
    A. pectinatum ssp forestii
    A. pseudosieboldianum
    AS 'Autumn Moon', always a classic, just great colour contrast with the greens
    A. pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' fading now but still pretty
    Not a maple, but I thought the yellow poppies today were too pretty not to get a picture. There's an A rubescens 'Red Flamingo' just visible, actually very flashy (as usual) but the camera doesn't pick up the red with all the yellow.

    -E
     

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    Ah those yellow poppies are lovely Emery,I haven't noticed them over here much.Love your 'Pulverulentum' too,has it always been in the sun?...I've kept mine pretty shaded as it's small and tends to throw out reverted growth(perhaps will improve with age?)
    What do you think of 'Hogyoku'?..would get one if I see one on my travels but not gonna mail order..Is the fall colour the reliable orange it's reputed to be?
     
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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Actually 'Pulverulentum' is in pretty deep shade, but it lights up at the end of the day. There is some reversion, but I actually like the dark green growth mixed in. This said I cut off reversion every year, but it is a pretty enthusiastic grower.

    I pretty much love everything about Hogyoku. As usual in our climate the fall colour is not super reliable, but it has been pretty great. To give you an idea about the progress, I bought this as a 1 yr graft in 2008 and planted in 2011. It's supposed to be a difficult cultivar, but for one reason or another I've been successful with it...

    The poppies are fantastic, a friend gave me an envelope of the seeds a few years ago and I've been able to establish them in a few places. The picture is the edge of a driveway, just loose gravel which they've taken over completely. Now they self-seed there... Sorry this and a couple other pics turned on their sides...

    -E
     
  16. ROEBUK

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    What do you think of 'Hogyoku'?..would get one if I see one on my travels but not gonna mail order..Is the fall colour the reliable orange it's reputed to be?[/QUOTE]

    Houzi..Try to get a Hogyoku if poss the fall colours are amazing!! and well worth the wait through the year.Three pics of mine the first is today with a lovely fresh crisp deep green leafing which holds well through the season, then the magic comes stunning orange colours in the fall, like this one so much i have ordered another for next month, so i can then compare the difference in colours when one is in the ground and the other is kept in a large container.

    Sorry your Hinotori nishiki didn't make it ,mine is hanging on just, due to that frost snap we had earlier in the month it was just coming out nicely then wham!!

    One good thing though it's still alive and i can see one little leaf that's just managed to surrive,the rest of the tree looks fine and i am hoping it will give me a second flush later in the season, the pic looks worse than the tree :) fingers crossed.
     

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    Well Hogyoku has always been on my list,just haven't bumped into one yet.Part of the enjoyment for me is picking up maples on my travels as opposed to ordering them specially.I made an exception recently for a few cultivars which have taken an age to come over here, and will probably take a few more years to become widely available.
    Quite like the dark centres on the leaves Roebuk,does it always do that? The fall colour is just an added bonus,I like the look of the robust green leaves on this cultivar.Well I'm off next week,got a few garden events/places to visit so you never know:)
    Just watching the Chelsea Flower Show.Ishihara Kazuyuki's garden is stunning again...the maples are beautiful and the mosses.
    Good luck with your 'Hinotori'!
     
  18. ROEBUK

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    Houzi..The tree colours up like this every year but will go more orange as the fall months progress. Hope you find one when your out and about.
     
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    Well went to Wisley at last,though probably not the best time of year to go...mainly Rhododendrons and Alliums ha but a nice day out.Didn't have what I wanted in the garden centre but picked up this Beni Tsukasa as I've only got the tiny graft I 'rediscovered'.Biggest eyecatchers were the Chinese mahogany trees(toona sinensis'Flamingo')so had to post a pic...looked stunning.
    Picked up a Mikawa and a Hogyoku at last from Bodium nursery...though not nice shape yet.Seems amazing that they get a lot of their stock from New Zealand.The Mikawa is now pinned to the ground and the branches staked outwards.
    They also had an unheard of cultivar'Fujian Red',probably came from Lees or Stepping Stones NZ.Very nice,it's exactly like Tsukushigata in springtime in colour,bark and form but stays red with red fall colours.
     

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    They also had an unheard of cultivar'Fujian Red',probably came from Lees or Stepping Stones NZ.Very nice,it's exactly like Tsukushigata in springtime in colour,bark and form but stays red with red fall colours.[/QUOTE]

    Houzi..Glad to see you bought a Hogyoku finally,feel sure you will enjoy this one.
    At last someone else who as seen a 'Fujian red' was begining to think that this didn't exsist,picture of mine a few years ago spring 2013 you are correct this came from Lee's originally,for me it's redeeming features are it's long pendulous branches with quite large plamate leaves,does go deeper in colour through out the year and will finish with a deep scarlet in the fall. One of my niece's has this in her front garden now and it's doing nicely thank you very much, keep threatning to take it back from her if it gets any nicer:)
     

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    Cheers Roebuk,I'm sure I will enjoy.Well the mystery deepens regarding Fujian red.I'm not seeing the same plant they showed me when looking at yours.It definately had bright green bark and branches which contrasted with the red amoneum leaves with yellow veins.It was the spitting image of my Tsukushigata in spring,even the form.They rang Lees to find out more info but they were only supplied with the sparse info that was on the tag. Stepping stones was mentioned as the possible source to Lees but even they couldn't remember ha ha.
    Anyway they both look nice,I'm sure your neice would do a swap if the need ever arised :)
     
  22. ROEBUK

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    The plot thickens this was one of the reasons i gave this tree to my niece,couldn't be 100% sure if it was exactly what it said on the ticket?

    We have all read various comments on this forum ie: " Have bought this tree and was wondering why it's not like others in the books " i have tried to find more info on this tree for a while but never aquired a definative answer pictures etc

    Here is the trees ticket not very informative, this describes one of a dozen trees i can think of at present, so hopefully someone out there can put us on the right track?

    But as you say it's still a lovely looking tree what ever it wants to be.

    The weather is horrendous now,don't think i will be watering for the next few days!!
     

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    Fujian Red does not appear on Esveld's list of plants
    It looks very like a 'Moonfire' to me :)
     
  24. ROEBUK

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    Sorry your Hinotori nishiki didn't make it ,mine is hanging on just, due to that frost snap we had earlier in the month it was just coming out nicely then wham!!

    One good thing though it's still alive and i can see one little leaf that's just managed to surrive,the rest of the tree looks fine and i am hoping it will give me a second flush later in the season, the pic looks worse than the tree :) fingers crossed.[/QUOTE]

    Well keeping my fingers crossed didn't work, this gave up the fight a few weeks ago now,looked terrible all the branches dried out etc, so up it came and in the weed bin.

    Well today i was at Hippopottering beautiful day out bought four more young grafts to bring on,and was just telling them how my season was progressing and cultivars which i had lost due to the frost snap we had in May.

    Mentioned that i had lost my Hinotori nishiki to the snap, originally bought this one from them years ago and brought it along nicely until the frost finished it, and to my amazement they gave me another to replace it (see pic) so thank you very much Pat and Lolli very kind of you both.

    That's good customer service for you after five years.
     

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    Ah! they're good girls aren't they.They gave me some fertiliser and seeds because they forgot about my order,though I was as much to blame for not getting back to them....5years later though...that's fantastic!Hope your HN fares better this time.
    So what did you buy? I had their new stock list last year but maybe they've got some more in this year...I know they've upped their stock of Japonicums(though not the one I fancied)
    Sorry haven't shown any summer pics,as usual it's a pretty dull display.Yet another year with a bad choice of potting mix.I think I'll go back to bark&no.3..at least I know it's foibles.
     

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