Appreciation: Spring maples 2022

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  1. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    I'd be more than happy to post some to you if they make it to autumn, assuming I'm not breaking any laws by doing so.
    I'll keep you in mind.
     
  2. AlainK

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    I think it won't be a problem. But if I sent you some seedlings in return, that would be a different matter, unfortunately...
     
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    See what happens in autumn then.
     
  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer elegantulum (full sun) : it suffered from the frost when the leaves were out. I dared to repot/slip-pot it, new leaves showed, but it's so hot and dry now, they're to a standstill though I water it every morning :

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    Acer pseudosieboldianum ssp. takesimense : Also slip-potted and in full sun, but this one seems very strong :

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    Acer "shirpal", I called it thus because it's from a seed from shirasawanum 'Autum Moon' but I think it's a cross with Acer palmatum, or else :

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    Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' : I think I'll put it in a more shaded place, the tips of the leaflets are getting red :

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  5. Acerholic

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    Love those greens Alain.
     
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    Any idea what this tree is..photos taken last weekend.. I’m thinking Vitifolium or meigitsu..it was at National Trusts Hidcote gardens..leaf pics and full shot on the 3rd photo (on the left)..some nice mature Japanese maples there.. maybe Palmatum trees 80-100years old I’d say..last 4 photos give you an idea..some looked 50-55ft tall. The garden was started around 1907 I gather
     

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  7. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    That's something like 17 metres tall, my... Awesome.
     
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    That last photo made me think..what happens when you plant 4 or 5 Japanese Maples fairly close together 100years on lol
     
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    I noticed that cluster of trees had 3-5 leader trunks quite low down
     
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  10. Otto Bjornson

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    very cool spring so far this year. Walking into the green house now though does give us time to pause and appreciate the full foliage of some of our cultivators.
    The Pixie in the foreground was repotted from a large oak barrel and down sized into a 15 gallon pot ( about 1/3 the size of the oak barrel) in early March. I cut back the entire root system with room to spare for new soil in the 15 gallon pot. The Pixie is approx 30 years old now. Most of the trees in the green house are "You tube" stars as they are featured in my pruning / repotting video's :)
     

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    Went a little crazy yesterday morning testing out my new cell phone camera. The post surgery Moonfire is looking OK!
     

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    Yeah, a little crazy...
     

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    Watched your videos as well Otto, enjoyed them, plus the music.
     
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  14. Acerholic

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    I awoke this morning to hear the news on the radio with doom and gloom about inflation etc etc. So it was turned off and out into my garden I went. Surprising what nature and trees can do to keep us all calm.
    So here are a few I'm sat amongst now.

    Shishigashira..............................................Moonrise......................................Manyo no sato
    Shishigashira 18th May 2022.JPG Moonrise 18th May 2022.JPG Manyo no sato 18th May 2022.JPG
    Westonbirt Spreading Star.......................White Peaches............................Pink filigree
    Westonbirt Spreading Star 18th May 2022.JPG White Peaches 18th May 2022.JPG Pink filigree lace 18th May 2022.JPG
    Seiryu......................................................Lileeanne's Jewel.......................................Viridis
    Seiryu 18th May 2022 (2).JPG Lileeanne's Jewel 18th May 2022.JPG Viridis 18th May 2022.JPG
    Shindeshojo............................................Esk Sunset..............................................Inaba shidare
    Shindeshojo 18th May 2022.JPG Esk sunset 18th May 2022.JPG Inaba shidare 18th May 2022.JPG
    And finally, Shindeshojo
    Shindeshojo 18th May 2022.JPG
     
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    Hidcote is a lovely day out. We haven't been for a few years, so not sure what the ID is R. But Vitifolium comes to mind also.
     
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    I would like to share photos of my Hana Matoi
     

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  17. emery

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    Ah, Hana matoi is a lovely one, thanks for sharing!

    Rich I think the leaves look dark for Vitifolium, but I can't think what else it might be, aside from A. japonicum. Perhaps a good seedling, as was often used in those days?

    @dangerine49 the new camera is looking excellent!! I however am once again getting very frustrated with my new phone, although the camera is great, if I can't get them onto the computer it's no d*mn good. I succeeded again, but it took literally 3 hours of faffing to find a solution, with no idea of whether it will work next time. What's more, I'm trying to do a very large download for work (66 GB) on our very slow connection, and the phone keeps starting to update/backup/cloud, whatever, with no way to make it stop aside from turning off. This makes the download stop, until I hit a button. Looking at it now, only 110 hours left!

    Here are some more pics.

    The second tree is a mystery, sent by a friend who didn't know what to make of it. It comes from the University of Uppsala Botanical Garden, where it was wrongly labeled A. pectinatum ssp. maximowiczii (already an illegitimate name, but there is not wide agreement on taxonomical nomenclature or spelling in eastern EU). My friend placed it (correctly I think) in Section Palmata Series Sinensia (now Section Palmata Seris Palmata), but didn't hazard further. To me it seems to have a lot in common with wilsonii, so that's where I'm putting my money for now, waiting to see flowers and fruit.

    A couple of Osakazuki with the typical brilliant red samaras. This is a tree with Verticillium, and it lost a lot of wood over the winter, so I'm hoping it won't start to decline again. Like so many it was very stressed by 2021.

    Hey Alain, it looked like you got some rain on Sunday? If I read the radar correctly. We got a grand total of 4mm, and the ground is now starting to crack...

    I've included some other straight garden pics, including several attempts at capturing the OD/VT combo!


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    I thought they looked rather dark, olive tone rather than typical green.. they were larger than the typical mature vitifolium/japonicum leaves I see at Westonbirt. You’re probably right re a interesting seedling back in the day!

    Superb photos btw..I dont know how you manage to get any work done..looks like a full time occupation x4 :)
     
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    787ADE58-2520-4764-9583-255ECC8F7C7A.jpeg Speaking of monster leaves!!!
     
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    A new member of the Ghost Series, Dark Knight! I got from Mr. Maple and planted in my dads garden. :)
     

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    That is a beauty Connor. Please post more as it darkens this year.
     
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    Now wouldn't that be a maple to have if they grew that big, shading for all our other babies !!!?
     
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    Well after the biggest electrical storm I've ever seen here in Southern England last night with house fires and trees down everywhere. I was up early this morning checking my trees. I was surprised to see they all did OK. And it's so calm now. So here are a few from moments ago from a relieved Acerholic.
    Nigrum....................................................Autumn Moon
    Nigrum 19th May 2022.JPG Autumn Moon 19th May 2022.JPG
    Beni shichihenge x 2................
    Beni Shishihenge 19th May 2022 (2).JPG Beni Shishihenge 19th May 2022.JPG
    Hana Matoi........................................Metamorphosa
    Hana Matoi 19th May 2022.JPG Metamorphosa 19th May 2022.JPG
    Ukon........................................................Mr Sun x 2 ..............
    Ukon 19th May 2022.JPG Mr Sun 19th May 2022.JPG Mr Sun 19th May 2022 (2).JPG
    Red Feather
    Red Feather 19th May 2022.JPG
     
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    Is it a member of the "Ghost Series"? Surely this was named by those Batman-lovin'-braws themselves? Pretty thing, whatever!

    I watched the radar of this storm as it went over Brighton, where my sister lives. It looked absolutely *ferocious*. Glad to hear the garden weathered it, D. Naturally we only got a few sprinkles yesterday, though we did get around 6mm in a thunder storm this morning.
     
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    I heard the thunder late in the evening, but it passed aside. Then, around 10, there was a short shower. Something like 1mm. The soil under the big trees stayed dry.

    I looked at the stats from a nearby weather station : a total of 3.4 mm of rain since May 1st.

    I also heard on the radio that the temperatures in France have been above the average for 38 days.
     

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