Appreciation: Spring maples 2022

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  1. Lisa Harry

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    You say the emerald lace is sun tolerant more so than the filigree. Would you say the emerald lace is as tolerant to sun as weeping waterfall ?
     
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    Yes far more tolerant..it’s been in full sun for years and has been fine even during the odd sunny summer we’ve had here in the uk lol never looked remotely crispy..unlike my large crimson queen that seems to go crispy by august in the most sheltered spot with morning sun only..I’ve moved that round the front of my house in a spot that gets hardy any direct sun..worth a try
     
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    As Filigree has been mentioned recently here is a leaf comparison with Shigitatsu sawa, they are like sister and brother, one with dissected leaves and the other with amoenum shaped leaves. Are there any other reticulated dissectums? I can't think of any off the top of my head....
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    As for Emerald Lace, I do not have this one, but have seen it offered in the supermarkets as a cutting grown maple from time to time - which gives a big clue about how strongly it grows...
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    That's hilarious. I'm glad to learn it now and not later though! To think I was going to put the two of them together... Still need to get some girth on them before they can go in the ground, so a little time to figure it out.

    'Ellen' is already on my wish list for green dissectums, it looks really nice but I haven't run across one yet. I thought 'Emma' was red? I've got around 8-10 red dissectums, some really small, to cycle through pots before I can really think about getting any more. Although there are always those I'd make an exception for lol... But I do feel like too much concentration of red unbalances the look of the garden.

    @maf that's a great comparison for me, thanks. From that I'd guess Filigree is really not very sun tolerant, Shigitatsu sawa is one of the more delicate maples in our garden.
     
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    Yes Emma starts off green/bronze and ends up red..I mentioned it as I thought you originally said you might get a “few” reds.. I really like it as the leaves on mine appear completely round/star shape, rather than a dissected normal JM leaf shape.
    I picked the “Ellen” up only a few weeks ago at Batsford..not very helpful sorry!
     

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    Emma from last week , Ellen is a nice one as well good yellow fall colours have had a few of these over the years and bought two more last year from Pat.
     

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    That is pretty much spot on, Filigree should grow well anywhere Shigitatsu sawa does.
    I found that Filigree grows best in very light dappled shade, such as when surrounded by taller trees and shrubs but still fairly open. Too much shade and it hardly grows, so a little direct sun now and then helps, but obviously too much sun risks burning. It took me a while to find the right place for mine but it loves it here:
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    Emma does actually look really nice, thanks Mark. It's a different red, a little more pastel, which is nice. The problem I have with a lot of the red dissectums is that, while the habit may differ a little, or the leaf shape differ somewhat, the summer colors are very monotone.

    It looks as though I'd better get 2 Filigree to have a chance with siting one of them! :)

    Hope I'm not overloading with these pics, but still trying to catch up from Friday. Here's another batch. We're getting there!

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    If monotone is the issue Baldsmith would have to be in the mix! But I’m sure you have that covered
     

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    Well after a hectic weekend, I was in my garden a few minutes ago and I spent most of my time looking at mellow shades. So my theme is, a mellow Monday of maples.
    Pixie x2 .................................................................................................Ayogi
    Pixie May 9th 2022.JPG Pixie May 9th 2022 (2).JPG Aoyagi May 9th 2022.JPG
    Red Flash.............................................Beni Otake............................................Baldsmith
    Red Flash May 9th 2022.JPG Beni otake May 9th 2022.JPG Baldsmith May 9th 2022.JPG
    Chitoseyama........................................Wills devine......................................Ginalla flame
    Chitoseyama May 9th 2022.JPG Wills Devine May 9th 2022.JPG Ginnala Flame May 9th 2022.JPG
    Aureum................................................Ruslyn in the pink.............................Momoiro Koyasan
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  11. AlainK

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    I bought this one three years ago, in summer. It was labelled 'Flavescens', but I'm still looking for the yellow tones the latin name suggests :

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    That is dark for a Flavesecens Alain. I expect to see lime greens and yellows. Looks very nice though.
     
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    Took this photo minutes ago of my Flavesecens. I'm wondering what you have there Alain, @AlainK ?
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    Flavescens here gets more sun I think, and is more yellow.

    I love Baldsmith, a real classic. I bought a couple of very bad liners a couple of years ago, only one survived but I think it's ok now.

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    The Baldsmith are beautiful I really wanted to get one last year but everyone I came across was far too large for my yard (they were in crates). The Shu Shidare my partner just got reminds me a little of the Baldsmith it’s colours are absolutely incredible.
     
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    Hi Lisa, if you can find an Acer palmatum "Watnong' in a smaller size, then tbh the two are identical. Just a thought!!
     
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    my Watnong, very similar indeed.
     

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    Very nice. I haven’t seen that in our areas but I’ll keep an eye out. Thanks guys.
     
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    First three Filigree then second two flavescens then a Baldsmith and Watnong
     

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    OK, OK, Watnong has been added to the list. See how hard my arm needed twisting?

    Had a funny visit today, a couple of walkers came to ask for water, and it turned out to be a fellow who had started walking in Greenwich and was following the Prime Meridian south all the way to Spain, at about 30 km/day. It appears that said PM is very close to the edge of our land, only a few 10s of meters. Who knew? Anyway the other guy was filming a short documentary, and ended up taking some footage in the garden, asking me to explain why I was crazy, etc.

    More from 6 May.

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    Incredible pics and what an awesome day
     
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    Summer Gold brightening a dull evening in the garden.
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    My mums Hogyoku (or similar)
     

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    A lovely Summer gold and can I say what a lovely garden you have there N.
     
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    Has this interest in maples come from mum R ? That is a wonderful mature Hogyoku.
     
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