Tamuke yama Maple

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  1. Pye Kyu

    Pye Kyu New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am looking to purchase and plant this Tamuke yama maple plant as an ornamental piece in your front yard. We wanted colors in the profile of the "red dragon" with red leaves and at the same time have it grow to about 4' height with 6' width. We landed on this baby Tamuke yama maple. The leaves appeared to be more brown than red in color and we were wondering if the leaves will change to a more red as it matures or will this be the color as it matures. I see the colors of most Tamuke yama I have searched online were more red. Trying to figure out whether to plant it of return it. (this was from a very nice and reputable nursery and was kept and maintained well).

    Thank you all in advance for your input.
     

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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hello, yes I think you will see as the season goes along, it will be more red. The brownish color is more when it leafs out.

    BTW a synonym for this maple is 'Aka shidare', it is sometimes seen under this name, and that is how I purchased it.

    HTH, -E
     
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    Thank you for sharing. It is looking much nicer and more red now. It has been planted. Looking forward to it growing :)
     
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    Good morning @Pye Kyu, I can confirm that Tamukyama will, give a wonderful red colour all season long as long as it gets enough sun. If it has too little, then you will see a mixture of red and green in the dissected leaves. A lot of my friends have theirs in various locations from shade to sun and tbh I like it both ways. But if you want those deep reds from this cultivar, then sun it needs.
    That is a lovely specimen you have purchased btw and if it were me, I would NOT be returning it.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Ah the Synonyms, any date for the MS list E?
     
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    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi D,

    There are different lists:

    The "Synonyms List" which the Maple Society has funded, is a list that brings together all the the species synonyms that have been employed since Linnaeus. It's a massive work, and it should be released very soon, I think it just hasn't happened because of other things going on.

    The Synonyms List doesn't contain any cultivar information.

    The Maple Society has been working on a "Cultivar Checklist" for many years. The first version (World Maple Cultivar Checklist) was published in 2008, you may have a copy. I know I often refer to it. Unfortunately there are people who charge for access to cultivar data bases, so the current plan is not to publish the entire list, but rather to provide an interface similar to the Camellia Society, which will let you check if a cultivar exists and potentially what it's synonyms (and characteristics) are, without an entire listing. The committee decided not to publish, but the actual interface, the database, etc is still being defined with the new web site.

    cheers, -E
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Thanks E, that is a shame though re cultivars.
     
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    thank you so much for your input. It has been planted. Looking wonderful so far. :)
     
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    Good morning @Pye Kyu, please update the thread with a photo of it planted, I am certain everyone would enjoy seeing it in it's position.
     
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    And with lighting and plenty of room to grow, Very nice.
     

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