Appreciation: Spring maples 2022

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  1. Acerholic

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    The forecast is at last a bit warmer today 20°c, so it was a nice coffee amongst my trees this morning that are definatly transitioning to Summer now. I start my Summer thinning in a few days, so here are a few more before they get their haircut.
    Skeeters broom.........................................Oshu shidare............................Red dragon
    Skeeters broom 27th May 2022.JPG Oshu shidare 27th May 2022.JPG Red Dragon 27th May 2022.JPG
    Amber Ghost.............................................Bi hoo.............................................Mirte
    Amber Ghost 27th May 2022.JPG Bi hoo 27th May 2022.JPG Mirte 27th May 2022.JPG
    Kinran.......................................................Vic pink...........................................Beni Shigitatsu Sawa
    Kinran 27th May 2022.JPG Vics Pink 27th May 2022.JPG Beni shigitatsu sawa 27th May 2022.JPG
     
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    Here's my one this morning, it gets sun for most of the day and the wind unfortunately, but seems to be holding up well, it was planted there last year.
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    It looks far more yellow/gold to the eye than in the picture.
     
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    Kandy Kitchen today, it’s partly in the shade hence the green leaves around the sides.
     
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    Sitting in my garden having my first coffee at the start of what looks like a lovely weekend, I thought why not shirasawanum Saturday.... So here are a few of mine plus a couple of japonicums.
    Jordan.....................................Vitifolium.........................Mr Sun
    Jordan 28th May 2022.JPG Vitifolium 28th May 2022.JPG Mr Sun 28th May 2022.JPG
    Sherwood elfin.........................................Moonrise..........................................Aureum
    Sherwood elfin 28th May 2022.JPG Moonrise 28th May 2022.JPG Aureum 28th  May 2022.JPG
    Aconitifolium............................................Red Dawn.........................................Autumn Moon
    Aconitifolium 28th May 2022.JPG Red Dawn 28th May 2022.JPG Autumn Moon 28th May 2022.JPG
    Johin
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    ROEBUK Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Autumn moon from today.
     

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    Tsuma Gaki is looking quite pretty now.
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    Jerre Schwartz is beginning to look a little happier and healthier with a little extra shade, and I suspect it's starting to get some spring root growth into the fresh soil mix I up-potted it into. I may well end up keeping it and nestling it in somewhere as it's got such a nice compact, tidy habit.
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    Last one is a Firefly I bought as one of my very first maples years ago and planted by my pond. The winter of the Beast from the East dessicated the whole canopy and I dug it up, trunk chopped it to a stump and left it to see what would happen. It sprouted and grew pretty well the following spring, and it's just sat in this pot ever since, got a bit mauled in the house move but it's trucking on!
    Love the weird roots on it. The trunk is a mess of die back.
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    Acer griseum is putting on some extreme growth this year, think almost a foot on some shoots already!
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    Good morning everyone, I thought a two by two red thread today. Tree and leaf in my garden.
    Nigrum x 2
    Nigrum 29th May 2022.JPG Nigrum 29th May 2022 (2).JPG
    Garnet x 2
    Garnet 29th May 2022.JPG Garnet 29th May 2022 (2).JPG
    Lionheart x2
    Lionheart 29th May 2022 (2).JPG Lionheart 29th May 2022.JPG
    Black lace x 2
    Black Lace 29th May 2022 (2).JPG Black Lace 29th May 2022.JPG
    Trompenburg x2
    Trompenburg 29th May 2022 (2).JPG Trompenburg 29th May 2022.JPG
    Musashino x2
    Musashino 29th May 2022 (2).JPG Musashino 29th May 2022.JPG
    Mon Papa x2
    Mon Papa 29th May 2022 (2).JPG Mon Papa 29th May 2022.JPG
     
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    'Atropurpureum' seedling and 'Summer Gold' seem to be a match made in heaven.
     

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    What a very happy little and large photo D.
     
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    I thought todays title from me should be 'Transition'. The Spring colours are now going to Summer here in Southern England. Perhaps a new thread in the next few days entitled 'Summer Maples 2022' ?
    Satsuki beni..........................................Atropurpureum..............................Trompenburg
    Satsuki beni 28th May 2022.JPG Atropurpeum 30th May 2022.JPG Trompenburg 29th May 2022.JPG
    Fujinami nishiki.................................Tamukeyama...................................Red Pygmy
    Fujinami nishiki 29th May 2022.JPG Tamukeyama 29th May 2022.JPG Red Pygmy 29th May 2022.JPG
    Yasemin.................................................English Town...............................Red Feather
    Yasemin 28th May 2022.JPG English Town 30th May 2022.JPG Red Feather 29th May 2022.JPG
    English Lace.........................................English Town
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    Have a good week everyone.
     
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    Finally finished the "mother of all downloads" so can post a few pics!

    Indeed, we are nearing the end of the spring pictures here, I have a few more following this post. Then I think you're right to move to a summer thread!

    Here's a group, starting 19 May. A couple of non-maple pics: the Kolwitzia is really an Acer buddy, and now that Cooper is gone, Sam gets to come to Paris instead of staying to take care of him.

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    @emery, that unnamed variegated selection is quite eye catching! How old is it?
     
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    As today is the last day of May, I thought it apt to make this my last posting of photos to this thread. It has been a very colourful Spring.
    Anne Irene...........................Oridono nishiki..............................Shaina
    Anne Irene 31st May 2022.JPG Oridono nishiki 31st May 2022.JPG Shindeshojo 31st May 2022.JPG
    Beni maiko..............................................Geisha.............................................Metamorphosa
    Beni Maiko 31st May 2022.JPG Geisha 31st May 2022.JPG Metamorphosa 31st May 2022.JPG
    Jordan..............................................Carnival......................................Red Wine
    Jordan 31st May 2022.JPG campestri Carnival 31st May 2022.JPG Red Wine 31st May 2022 (2).JPG
    Red Wine......................................Peve Multicolour........................ Orange Dream
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    That Peve multicolour is amazing, not one I know much about. What sort of sunlight is it getting? It's almost ghost like.

    I've not taken much interest in Metamorphosa before now either, but that picture is lovely. Hints of yellow to it... Again, sunlight?

    This forum is a true catalogue for collectors to peruse haha! Think it'll be the death of my bank account.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments @Cattwooduk. Re both of these, they do not like much sun at all. They will fry if you don't protect them. So not hardy in a harsh Summer full sun.
    Re bank account suffering due to the maples seen on this forum. I totally agree, but there are far worse things to spend money on than beautiful trees......lol
     
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    Iijima Sunago just caught my eye so thought I'd share, I'm really looking forward to when this gets bigger.
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    So bright N, a real stunner. Worthy of any collection, with years of joy to the eyes.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    That's a great color!

    Thanks! I like it a lot. It's one of a pair, this one upright, the other a dwarf. I planted them both finally. This one is a seed from 'Versicolor' which germinated in 2011, planted in 2015. It doesn't suffer from tip dieback, as some of them do, and has a nice open form.

    Here's a few more, late spring but some of the late starters just coming out now, here A. turkestanicum and A. cappadocicum ssp giraldii. Anyway, scenes from around, and a few maples in focus.

    A. calcaratum is an evergreen maple, which is growing outside at Wespelaar, so I hope to do the same here. A rare maple from Thailand, this one was sourced from Mallett Court just before Brexit implementation.

    The shirasawanum in the pictures has been sick with verticillium for about 20 years, and next spring will probably lose most of it's height. It has bushy growth at the base, but 3m up the leaves are now very small. It goes through the cycle every few years, but is still hanging on!

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    Beautiful E as always. Re Cosmos is this a synonym of Radiant or vice versa ??
     
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    I think they're probably the same. 'Cosmos' came first, the people who introduced (it as) 'Radiant', and trademarked that name, claimed it was a sport on 'Cosmos'. It's all a bit unfortunate, frankly. That's how I remember it, anyway.

    Here's some more.

    The amplum ssp catalpifolium is a new addition, which I picked up as it seemed rather different (and is ungrafted, too) from the large one we have in the ground. That one has much wider leaves, and no discolored underside (you can see it's a bit purple) which makes me wonder if one of these is not ssp. bodinieri.

    The aff. obtusifolium is from a friend who grew the seedling in Italy: it's a very attractive, large-leafed plant, in some ways like obtusifolium but in some ways different. I'm not sure who the other parent might be, maybe opalus or monspessulanum?

    Both Summergold and Auratum did not succeed in the ground and are now recuperating in pots.

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    I think this one should go on the Synonyms or same or similar to thread. Might save someone buying both.
    Edit 1, added to #665 on the list.
     
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    Here are a just few more. All the Usugumos are looking quite blotchy this year. This is our oldest Usugumo, and also the slowest growing; the other two are already larger, though it seems healthy enough. This one was planted in 2006! The first picture has an interesting sport on Hoshi yadori, we'll see if it's stable.

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    Inspired by @emery 's photo of Kolkwitzia amabilis above here is one of it with shira Aureum. Still in the early stages of flowering here in Northamptonshire. Not 100% sure if this is the cultivar Pink Cloud but I want to say it is... the bumblebee likes it either way!
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    @emery amazing photos, what a collection!!!!
    This is a funny old hobby/collecting interest..antique collectors and art collectors buy amazing artefacts that are hugely desirable and interesting I think..and I respect that...but collecting things that just get better and better and turn into something magical (with some care along the way) and the distinct potential to outlive us all seems something rather more special!
     
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