Spring photos 2019

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  1. JT1

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    Time to show the Spring colors for 2019. From bud burst to full Spring colors, all photos are welcome! Please show the Spring evolution of your maples!

    My yard is just getting started.
     

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  2. Harcuvar

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    Here’s my backyard containers.
    Shishigashira
    Kuro Hime
    Fairy Lights
    Shaina
    Shishigashira
    Mikawa Yatsubusa
    Monumentale
    Icebreaker
    Snow in the Valley
    Japanese Princess
     

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  3. Harcuvar

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    Here’s my front yard in ground.
    Bloodgood
    Japanese Princess
    Bloodgood
    Geisha Gone Wild
    Usugumo
    Ruby Stars
    Ukigumo
    Blue Lou
    Porky
    Mini Twists
     

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  4. JT1

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    @Harcuvar Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I really like your conifers too!
     
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    @JT1 Thanks! I added my container conifer pics for fun. Edited the post.
     
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  6. JT1

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    Love the pink candles against the yellow of the variegated pine and that beautiful ice blue of the Korean fir. Beautiful space and an amazing collection of maples and conifers. You have great taste. Thanks for sharing! It makes me even more excited about Spring seeing those fresh colors!
     
  7. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for starting this thread! Always a visual feast.

    Just leafing out here, we had a few nights of hard frost which did some damage, but then very hot and sunny for 5 days or so, so moving quickly. Here are (last to first) 'Shin chisio' and A. shirasawanum, 'Shigitatsu sawa', a newly planted unnamed amoenum which is being evaluated. It has a nice solid coral color in spring, large leaves, and good red FC.
     

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    Here is my Peaches & Cream on our patio, leafing out nicely but still a ways to go
     

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    And here are two photos of my smaller Amber Ghost, which has been slower out of the gate each year and has shown more adverse effects to being freshly potted as well. Plus two "off topic" photos of my 'Moon Frost' Tsuga canadensis, 'Goldilocks' Pinus parviflora and 'Thoweil' Chamaecyparis obtusa - all babies for now, but will be pruned towards bonsai in time since they are share my modest patio space.
     

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    Nice yard! I wish I had that much space.
     
  11. kgeezy20

    kgeezy20 Active Member Maple Society

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    Ahh, I always look forward to this thread. I’ll have more pictures later, but here are a few of my grafts this spring, and a few others I bought.
    ‘Seiun kaku’
    ‘Ryusen’
    ‘Koto no ito’
    ‘Aka shigatsu sawa’
    ‘Aconitifolium’
    ‘Vitifolium’
     

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  12. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    > Nice yard! I wish I had that much space.

    Thanks! Space isn't a problem, although a lot of our land is very wet or soil that won't support planting.

    BTW I love 'Usugumo' this time of year, yours looks great. For some reason mine are not nearly as pink as usual this year.

    Here are a few of the early sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) maples:

    'Leat's Cottage'
    'Brilliantissimum'
    Souffrettes Variegated x 2 (actually the first maple I selected, but not on the market)
    'Brigada Revolution' x 2
    'Nizettii' x 2
    'Puget Pink'

    I'm not sure 'Puget Pink' is really a proper cultivar at all, I think in WA state it was sold as a seed strain; one of these made its way to EU and was grafted and sold. So maybe this would better be called 'Puget Pink' (EU cultivar version).

    -E
     

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    @emery I’m really liking painted maples but they sure are hard to find. I’ve learned they don’t graft very easily.
     
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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    @Harcuvar I'm guessing from context you mean Acer pseudoplatanus, the sycamore maple, and not Acer pictum (common name Painted Maple)? But that's the thing about common names, they vary so much by region that it's hard to be sure! :P

    Anyway I understand the pictum cultivars now seem much available in the US, and they sure are hard to graft, so maybe that is what you mean after all. (pseudoplatanus cultivars are apparently harder to find in the US, aside certain like 'Esk Sunset', because they're not that popular and of course some of them get really big).

    I have two new little pictum grafts 'Akikase yutaka' and 'Kamasaka nishiki', that a friend in the US gave me. I'm excited to see what they look like, but they're not showing much yet (grafted this past winter).

    Here is what I think is a really pretty A. shirasawanum ssp shirasawanum. Unlike the 2 others I've in the ground, this one is very light green / yellow leafing out, gorgeous I think in spring and quite fast growing. Unlike the cultivar 'Aureum' it doesn't stay yellow, though it remains a nice light green all season.

    Also 3 of 'Shin chisio' now just coming into spring show. This one was planted in 2010, so starting to have a big presence.

    Finally there is a shot over the aceretum which shows the birches and white poplars I planted 3o yrs ago. I won't try to list all the maples in the picture, but in foreground is 'Kinran' (which was half destroyed by a deer 2 nights ago grrr) and 'Utsu semi' (looking grasshopper green as advertised!) A. tegmentosum on right, A. pensylvanicum and AS 'Palmatifolium on left. In the middle and still bare is A. x conspicuum 'Phoenix', an unusual (and regrettable) solitaire graft. (This one came out as the first shot, but I'm sure the order is decipherable.)
     

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    Hi Harcuvar, thank you for sharing those beautiful Spring color trees. I have a small question for those in-ground trees. From the pics, it looks like you planted them with the pots, can you elaborate a bit more what you are done there?. Thanks,
     
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    Hi @Atapi
    Those trees are all mound planted, in ground. No containers. I ran soaker hose and staked loops around each tree. Maybe that’s what you’re seeing? This was easier than having to do a drip system. I just hookup a hose to the soaker hose and it’s on a timer. The garden stakes keep them where I want them. I buried the soaker hose in between the trees under mulch to reduce their visibility.
     
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    Things are super slow due to cold with highs in 40's-50's. Only mikawa yatsubusa is fully open. All the others are colorful but small and droopy trying to stay warm in this cold weather. For many it's been 10 days and still not ready to fully open. Another week of cold and rain, maybe next week the leaves will fully open.

    View of back yard
    Orange dream
    Acer palmatum seedling
    Mikawa yatsubusa seedling
    mikazuki
    Mikawa yatsubusa
    O'jishi
    Kamagata
     

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    That O’jishi is sweet. That Mikawa seedling needs to be cloned! Wow! On fire!
     
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    I second that Harcuvar!
     
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    Thanks!

    Today it's warmed to 78F and the back yard feels like paradise!

    Our Acer palmatum 'beni tsukasa' (left of window now taller than the gutter line) has deep pink at the base foliage and turns from deep pink to red, orange, then yellow at the top. It's such a special tree! My photos don't capture it's true beauty.

    The tree is very old, bought as a 45 gallon from Leuty Nursery in Novelty OH several years ago.
     

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    I've been taking the pics but haven't been able to post until now. I just started a new job selling VW's and the hours are brutal. It's been ridiculously cold and wet this spring so things developed pretty slowly here. Most everything is leafed out now except for the Butterflies which are lagging the pack. Here they are in chronological order:
     

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  25. Luke’s Maples

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    Hi all

    I have only just joined this wonderful forum and a little late to capture the early spring colours but here are some pics I have just taken. It’s 1830 here in Oxford and the sun has just come out.

    Thanks
     

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