Appreciation: Summer maples 2022

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I've been thinking about creating this thread for the past week. And today as it's been raining here in Southern England, I thought what better time to have a Summer maples thread....
    Now I know that the colours are not as vivid as Spring or Autumn, but why not show members and visitors to the forum what our trees look like for the next few months, when we don't tend to post so often.
    So here is my contribution today, with raindrops on leaves.

    Reticulatum.......................................Twombley's Red Sentinel....................Amber Ghost
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    Lileeanne's Jewel x2..........................................................................................Corallinum.
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    Amber Ghost.........................................Ruslyn in the pink...................................Mystic Jewel
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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Just received two maples for very early Father's day gifts. A nice surprise when the door bell rang this morning.
    The first is Isobel, this is a replacement for my 3rd Kawahara rose that died in the last few weeks. That's it for that cultivar now. (3 strikes and out), plus others that I know of that have failed. Pat at Hippo also states on their website, that Kawahara rose is rather weak and Isobel is a better option.

    Isobel x 2
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    And I'm so pleased to have Jeddeloh Orange. No idea whete its going to go though, lol.

    Jeddeloh Orange x2
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  3. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I had the same idea today ! <LOL>

    Some "green" ones, they get 1-2 hours sun in the morning : a seedling from Acer shirasawanum, 'Shishigashira', 'Peaches and Cream' and Acer laevigatum (the one with willow-like leaves). Hints of 'Summer Gold' and 'Beni Maiko' in the top corners.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    The deep emerald greens of Summer, perfect for this thread Alain.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Having just been chatting to a Maple Society member from France these last few minutes and the drought causing 20 of his collection to die, I am so relieved to have rain here in Southern England. It's hardly stopped tbh since I started this thread...
    So here are a few happy maples in my garden a moment ago.

    Murasaki kiyohime x2
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    Villa Taranto x2
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    Metamorphosa x2
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    Hagoromo x2
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    Okushimo..................................................First Ghost
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  6. Cattwooduk

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    I also nearly started the summer thread on the 1st June, but realised 'technically' summer doesn't start until the 21st!

    Is the second picture of Twombly's Red Sentinel? It looks extremely reticulated?! Mine is solid maroon still, I don't think I've ever seen any reticulation on it. The inner leaves are blushed with green though as you'd expect.

    I really want to get a metamorphosa!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Twombley's RS, is one of those maples that people don't think of as a reticulated, but it is one of the nicest of this variety out there.
    Re Metamorphosa, it is a lovely cultivar as long as it gets protection from Summer heat. This year flaming June is not living up to it's name, so no frying of the leaves. If you have a protected area, then it is definatly one to get.
     
  8. D97x7

    D97x7 Contributor 10 Years

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    Some of mine now heading into summer attire or at least thinking about it.
    Atropurpureum
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    Orange Dream
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    Linearilobum
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    Beni Shigitatusawa
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    Shishio Improved
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    Radiant
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    Jordan
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    Ki Hachijo
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    Beni Maiko
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    Amber Ghost
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for starting the thread. I think "meteorological summer" starts June 1, which always seems like the beginning of "real" summer to me. After all, 13C today, minimum around 8C and I had the wood stove going. Summer in Normandie.

    It does continue very dry. The rain collector on the weather station is clogged (probably with poplar fluff) but the old reliable rain cup showed we had about 12mm the night before last. However we were deprived the big thunderstorms which gave most 30-40mm,. Watching on the radar you could see them hit the ol' invisible force field and go to either side of the village. So we got the flash bangs, and power jumping on and off, but hardly a drop.

    One of my favorite summer trees is 'Prince Camille de Rohan', because it's so changeable. In June it's still very bright as the purple leaf undersides are still coming in, but these already flash around in the wind. I have to look at the pictures full size to really appreciate them, but I have unusually bad eyes, too. I took a video of it moving in the breeze, but can't see how to attach it here.

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    Here is Acer laxiflorum laden with red samaras. As usual the camara wasn't great getting the scarlet, but I haven't modified to try and fix it. When I do that it usually looks worse, or very unnatural at best.

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    Populus alba glittering in the wind, on the east, road-side boundary of the Aceretum
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    To the best of my IDing ability, this is A. platanoides 'Heterophyllum Aureo-variegatum', Budriller, 1880. It is sometimes called 'Heterophyllum Variegatum' and Seneta notes the existence of A. platanoides f. aureomarginatum (Pax 1886). Senata also gives several nursery descriptions from Poland in the late 19th, earlier 20th. I haven't found any other good candidate, anyway. I mistakenly have 2 of these, wrongly sold as A. p. 'Maculatum', which they certainly are not. They have a nice columnar structure, and are quite pretty in spring and summer; in autumn they mostly look ill; there is no color to speak of. The little tree in the first picture is A. barbinerve, in its first year.

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    A. shirasawanum and A. carpinifolium blowing in the wind.
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    The lovely but horribly named A. leucoderme 'Confederate Ghost'. First year in the ground. If someone renames it, maybe it will gain some more of the popularity it deserves.

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    I didn't realise just how dry it is over there until yesterday when having a zoom chat with Agustin. He's lost 20 trees so far due to the Spring drought.
    But your trees are looking Soooo good E, and the grass is green, so it must be OK ishh atm. Let's hope you get some rain this month to continue to keep them happy.
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Unless he's changed it, he has drip irrigation and uses upwards of 9,000 cubic meters of water per year. Think about that in today's world... Perhaps that doesn't cover some of the newer areas he's planting in.
     
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    Wow that's a massive amount if off the mains water system. I'm so glad to have my water tanks that collect rain water. But you do need the rain to collect it in the first place. Bit of a catch 22 !!!
     
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    I thought I would show a few of my small maples today in their Summer colours. These will always stay small, as that's how I've potted them up to be. Not bonsai !!! But in shallow Mica training pots.

    Komon nishiki x2
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    Kasagiyama x2
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    Jerre Schwartz x2
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    Kihachijo x2
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    Miss Piggy x2
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    Kinran................................................Sherwood elfin
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    My hippo order just arrived! Just got home from work and was opening the tracking to see where the delivery van was then he knocked on the door!

    First one to open is Sensu. Having first come across this one a couple of years ago I'm so happy to finally get hold of one, absolutely love the form and colour.

    Need to get the kids in bed then I can open the others!

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    Isobel
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    Hino Tori Nishiki

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    Higasayama - put on 20” of new plain green growth last year..all reliably variegated this year :)
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    I visited Japanese garden in Tallinn yesterday. Palmatums there looked very vigorous and healthy. Two of four trees had even young fruits on, so I hope I can collect some seeds this autumn. It's a pity, that not the red one, that I like the most.
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    Nice gifts.. I’ve seen a Jeddeloh Orange here that are fairly large they are very nice trees
     
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    What a gorgeous collection
     
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    Tsuma Gaki
    Looking lovely even if its got a bit too much sun. I might move it.
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    OMURE YAMA
    In full sun and has grown really well this year.
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    @Lisa Harry Here's what Tsuma gaki is looking like here. I'd be pretty happy if mine looked like yours! :) These are early summer colors, it will look worse soon enough.

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    Oh wow I haven’t seen mine that red before. Yours are in ground full sun?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Full afternoon sun. I thought it was going to get a little more relief, but it gets less than needed when the sun is low in spring. It was only planted last year, so hopefully as it gets (if it gets) its feet under it, it will do better. Eventually it will be more shaded, but not for quite a few years.

    Some people say they do well in full sun!
     
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    I’ve heard that but I found mine didn’t do well in all day full sun. My Taylor is also not super great I have it in shade cause it burned immemorial tiny bits of sun. But it’s not very full except the top
     

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