Appreciation: Spring maples 2022

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Wow ! Although a fan of old movies, I can't imagine that.

    (Sorry, didn't find the original version in English, and didn't have the time to find the passage when Jack Nicholson plays a masochist going to the dentist's, his first appeareance in a film)



    I'm writing this because, it's funny, there was a lady at our course that seemed totally freaked out when our professor showed us videos like this one about these deadly invaders :

    Les vers plats ou Plathelminthes terrestres invasifs, une menace pour la biodiversité

    I must be very sarcastic, when the lesson was over, I went to see her and told her "Well, fortunately, we didn't speak about Asian hornets...".
     
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    ROEBUK Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Who needs Ikandi when you have higasayama ??? Just saying :):)
     

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    oh my!!
     
  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    A quick visit to the thread this morning, so here are a few from moments ago in my garden. A dissectum day today, plus 4 others.
    Red Pygmy................................................Waterfall.........................................Ornatum
    Red Pigmy May 5th 2022.JPG Waterfall May 5th 2022.JPG Ornatum May 5th 2022.JPG
    Villa Taranto............................................Hagoromo.....................................Goshiki shidare
    Villa Taranto May 5th 20222.JPG Hagoromo May 5th 2022.JPG Goshiki shidare May 5th 2022 (2).JPG
    Baldsmith..................................................Butterfly........................................Goshiki shidare
    Baldsmith May 5th 2022.JPG Butterfly May 5th 2022.JPG Goshiki shidare May 5th 2022.JPG
     
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    What would you say the differences are between the two?
     
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    Del Active Member Maple Society

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    A.P. Beni Hagoromo, this year giving the best colour its ever been for me.
     
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    Well in the UK it's the cost !! there are only a handful of people with this cultivar ( Ikandi ) at present and it will be quite a few more years before it's ready available. Saw one of these for the first time last year and to be honest i was very underwhelmed nothing out of the ordinary for me but it was only a small grafted one, come back in five years it might have grown somewhat and the spring foliage might be something akin to what you see in the US. After all it's developed from higasayama so has all the similar traits.

    Weather this can handle the sun better and is less prone to reversion remains to be seen , still a relative new introduction, but at present i am quite happy with my higasayama :) and i don't think i will be one of the crowd here in the UK rushing to buy one??
     
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    I agree entirely I didn’t have my Higasayama when I saw a hideously overpriced 3footish Ikamdi (pre-leafout 2021) I won’t be in the queue either!

    It’s still only just unfurling..as per below - worth the wait though.

    I rate Phoenix highly too
     

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    I have an unhealthy liking of Ukigumo - and please excuse the disorder of my back yard 0BF70BF7-2282-484F-A5FF-16A8BF0D7D8E.jpeg 87777BC7-0FB9-4C07-BA9B-60653898D627.jpeg 8A2B9164-7274-44BE-BFE9-78CE5A355EAB.jpeg FD4BE8DE-A61B-40C2-87D7-99D897EF463A.jpeg 0BF70BF7-2282-484F-A5FF-16A8BF0D7D8E.jpeg 658653B3-AB01-4516-B577-CD32143106AF.jpeg 87777BC7-0FB9-4C07-BA9B-60653898D627.jpeg 8A2B9164-7274-44BE-BFE9-78CE5A355EAB.jpeg C8EDD3FE-3C05-4C11-926B-116AAE657E76.jpeg 7E6C2B30-AC9C-48DF-B3ED-83683A051113.jpeg D06ACA5D-9908-49A9-8BBA-FADD5EE3F1DD.jpeg 6F2F05BE-4818-4915-BE3A-D9359C8ABDF3.jpeg 3B6E54CA-0DAB-4144-877D-44135339588F.jpeg
     
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    Shirazz or Gwens Rose Delight whatever it’s called

    Very pink thus far - I find it throws out a minority of very odd shaped leaves early on 259B31D7-A9AF-48F2-B0C4-B2C41794767D.jpeg
     
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    The Moonfire looks pretty pathetic post-surgery. Looks like a periscope or a snake popping up behind the cherry laurel.

    Also Waterfall, Autumn Moon, Ryusen, Baldsmith, Grandma Ghost and Ukigumo.
     

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    Nearly everything of mine is out now, just two or three left to fully leaf out. But it's getting warmer, so hopefully just a few days......
    Here are a few that looked quite nice this morning.

    Sunset.....................................................Lileeanne's Jewel
    Sunset May 6th 2022.JPG Lileeannes Jewel May 6th 2022.JPG
    Okushimo.............................................Acer palmatum
    Okushimo May 6th 2022.JPG Acer palmatum May 6th 2022.JPG
    Blake Lace.............................................Deshojo
    Black Lace May 6th 2022.JPG Deshojo May 6th 2022.JPG
    Metamorphosa.....................................Japanese Sunrise
    Metamorphosa May 6th 2022.JPG Japanese Sunrise May 6th 2022.JPG
     
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    @Acerholic - lovely pics - Do you get a lot of dieback on your Metamorphosa? I have 2 one about 5ft the other small and both look rather finicky - they are in a dappled sun spot, very sheltered.

    My other gripe is with seiryu - I’ve tried a few small ones with pencil thick stems and they always seem to snuff it after a few years..I spotted one yesterday that had grown pretty well last year with a wine cork thick stem at the bottom and that now looks ropey.. whereas all of my other cut leaf trees are thriving
     
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    Good morning R, I don't get much die back on Metamorphosa, but I have to protect it more than others. It is one of those maples my wife calls 'precious'. A lot of work to keep it happy.
    Re Seiryu, I find it has a good year, then average, then bad and then starts the cycle all over again. I have also found it does need more watering than others and it hates tap water. ( water butts only for this one). These drying winds we have had recently has not helped at all. So perhaps give it an extra drink or two and see if it perks up.
    That's all I can offer for help I'm afraid R.
     
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    Thanks Derek - I get the impression Seiryu is one of those that needs to get to a reasonable size then they are bomb proof - I’ve seen so many 3foot plus trees that look solid
     
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    When mine was new to me many years ago, I lost the leader after the first or second winter, can't remember exactly. It was quite a thick stem. Since then it has been, as you say, bomb proof. My feeling is that they are very susceptible to winter dieback of soft growth that has not hardened properly, but once they are established they learn to not do that.
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    Thanks Maf - interesting my issue is not isolated - I’m not going to rush out for another - I have a nice Green Filigree, Kujaku-bato, shigure bato and various viridis trees of various sizes - so enough green coloured dissectums for now! I’ve just seen some large Seiryu trees that have looked wonderful!
     
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    You should see mine ! <LOL> Anyway, chaos is the source of life, it organises itself... Not like man-made chaos, of course.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    UGM (unidentified growing maples).

    The first one looks a bit like oliverianum or serrulatum (?). March 29th, and today . Badly needs slip-potting...

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    The second one I kept as a possible rootstock for my attempts at grafting. The leaves are more amoenum-like than palmatum, and apprently it has a weeping tendency. So I'll wait before I do any surgery on it :

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    The third one is a bit like 'Atro purpureum', but with much smaller leaves. That doesn't mean much as long as it's still young, and potted :

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    The fourth one was among two dozens, and I noticed they were three. Probably from a 'Dissectum atro'. I'll wait a couple of weeks before I separte them and put them in individual pots :

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    Ah, this one I know where it's from : 'Ryusen'. I still don't know if it will keep the weeping habit of his parent. I might stake it to see if the side-branches are weeping too :

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    ... and I pruned the wisteria and honeysucle so I don't have to bend the head when I get back home... ;-)

    The white spots through the "gate", in the backcground are "boules de neige", flowers of Viburnum opulus. In the foreground, some maples :

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    Wow! I turned my back on this thread for like a week, and it totally exploded with great stuff. I guess Spring is really happening for almost everyone. I've _really_ enjoyed everyone's pictures, it took a while to get through!

    Things are cranking along here, but d*mn is it dry. We got 2mm of rain a couple of days ago, and the lawn went wild. Also, for unknown reasons it continues to be a banner year for aphids, with still not that many predators around. Many plants are recovering from the truly horrible garden year that was 2021, while some others continue to struggle.

    I took a bunch of pictures over the last 3 day (the first few are from a few days before that). I am often trying to show context in the garden, but that is quite difficult for a hack like myself... Of course there are also some where I just like the cultivar, and it's new to me (Otto's dissectum is very interesting), or I can't resist macro shots. Also trying to label them, which seems to have the advantage that I can tell what they are later. I haven't finished, but here's a first batch.

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    Continuing...

    (Alain, nice to see the "Snowball" at your place full out, ours is just starting. They root well, too.) (And also, have queued up the VO 1960 Roger Corman version of Little Shop of Horrors, will watch it soon!)

    Keikan zan is so deceiving in a pic, I've included a pic with my mitt for scale.

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