Appreciation: Summer Foliage

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I lost a couple of trees this summer, others suffered from the heat and/or fungal attacks.

    My 'Koto-no-Ito' lost all its leaves for lack of water for just one day, but new leaves have appeared and if one or two twigs are dead, most of the buds seem healthy on green branches. The 'Tsuma Gaki' has the same burned leaves as when I bought it half-price two years ago. I slip-potted it and since, it's pushing out new leaves:

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  2. emery

    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    It certainly is a hard summer for maples. I have a handful of losses already, along with some "wait and see" cases. We've been in survival-mode watering since June, and the dry continues: after 5 days away new plantings are drooping and it looks like some established shrubs like Clethras might not last (although they'll probably be fine).

    None the less plants on my shade tables are continuing to grow, perhaps thanks to the heat causing more than usual nitrogen release from the osmocote in the pots. Here are new growth on

    A. distylum
    A. morifolium (2, Japanese collection)
    A. rubescens
    A. tchonoskii (Japanese collection)
    Acer 'Green Hornet'
    Acer 'Hana matoi'
    Acer 'Red pygmy'
    Acer unknown cultivar (2, maybe 'Shaina'? Any ideas? It is a WB for sure).
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    And some more. Took these yesterday, a lot of growth for 8 Sept...

    A. fabri (3)
    A. buergerianum 'Naruto'
    A. pseudosieboldianum
    A. buergerianum 'Michael Steinhardt' (2, a nice yellow cultivar that was recently introduced in the US)
    Acer 'Kumoi nishiki' (2, usually given as sieboldianum)
    A. japonicum Blushing Beauty
     

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    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    And finally

    A. sinense (formerly campbellii subsp sinense)
    A. truncatum (Chinese seed collected in Beijing park)

    truncatum has a tendency to grow right until the end of the season here, then die back over winter. Hoping this one will harden a little if it stays hot and sunny.
     

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  5. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Ground cover
    Amagi shigure
    Hinotori nishiki
    Peve chameleon
    Hanami nishiki
    Koriba
    Kyoryu
    Phoenix
    Amber ghost
     

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    Jack Frost Ice Dragon Summer color of new growth. See tag for details (photo 3&4)
     

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    Acer rubrum 'Vanity'
     

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    A 12' koto no ito specimen in 45 gallon container

    Kurui jishi summer growth.

    6' Sharp's pygmy specimen in 35 gallon container.

    Katsura summer growth

    Acer palmatum 'Peve Multicolor' is amazing (I have observed it through out the seasons and I am super impressed by it's interesting colors and strong vertical pillar like form. I think it's a very special cultivar. This is the least interesting time of year for this cultivar)
     

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    Here's a nice little Mikawa yatsubusa in a 7 gallon.

    Kurui jishi in 7 gallon

    A few others

    Lastly a Acer palmatum seedling that my friend Elpiedio found. It holds deep red color all summer long even in extreme heat and humidity. He hopes to start grafting it next year. The Spring color is very deep like red filigree. Fall color is mostly red with some orange highlights.
     

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    Went to Leuty Nursery the other day. I ventured into their old display garden near their old sales office. These dwarf cultivars have been left to grow on their own. So it's interesting to see how these plants grow for years when left unkept. Some appear surprisingly neat and tidy. Others, you can see probably looked adequately spaced when planted, but now are a bit crowded.
     

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  11. emery

    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thought I'd be completely on to the fall foliage thread by now, but there's always one that just won't quit. In this case it's this young 'Deshojo' hoping to get a few more leaves in before the end. Due to be planted out in the garden this winter.
     

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  12. ROEBUK

    ROEBUK Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    First two pics are my Coonara pygmy's both nicely pushing out new growth then followed by Emerald lace with one of two new growth areas, and then a dwarf kyoryu only noticed this today after i had to pick the tree up from yesterday after been blown over (not damaged though) by the past two days of horendous gale force winds and torrential rain , needless to say one or two trees have had most of the leaves blown off.
     

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    I saw an Airbus on the NBC world news trying to land in a strong cross wind near London. When the nose was about 45 degrees from the runway centerline during the landing flare the pilot decided to go around! (A good choice)

    If the wind was giving an Airbus a run for it's money, I'm sure your maple didn't stand a chance! Glad to hear nothing got damaged.

    Found the video that aired on the news in the link below, but I'm not sure how long it will be available.

    Strong Winds Turn This Plane Sideways On Landing Approach

    It was probably a bit alarming for the people in first class to look out the window and see the view down the runway. It certainly puts the wind you speak of into perspective!
     
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