The adventures of Amazing maples

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    Another spring weekend playing with the trees. With friday there were some new large additions. There is a 12' tall Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost', The two Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' are great at 14' tall. The 10' tall Acer palmatum 'Mama' will be the interest tree for me. It is always fun to play with the large trees althought I do get a little sore.
     

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    the spring colors are coming out
     

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    Splendid...I also wonder what pines are in the third image, they are no less beautiful
     
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    Thanks, as it goes dwarf evergreens are some of my favorite plants in a garden. I have had to reduce my quanity of them to make room for more maples. The pine on the left is a Pinus strobus 'Louie'. The pine on the right is Pinus contorta 'Taylor's Sunburst'. It also get a wonderful yellow color.
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Beautiful! Love them when they're packed in shoulder to shoulder...
     
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    the plants are always moving to fit next to each other, even the ones in the ground.
     
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    here are some of my favorite evergreens
     

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    Is it Picea bicolor in the third and fourth image?
     
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    To answer your question , the tree in photo 3 & 4 is a Picea mariorika 'Machala'. here is a close up of the cones along with some other trees.
     

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    here is a view looking out the windows
     

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    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    Some magnificent pictures. Love the panoramic two above.
    The cones of Picea 'Machata' are fascinating.
    I especially love in your May 5th pictures the vibrancy of the colors in the
    4th picture top row. Fabulous contrasts. What trees are those?
    You have done enormous work bringing these trees together and showing them to us.
    Thanks so much.
     
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    here are some photos I am using in a pamplet for the Kaubota gardens Maple Tree Festival on may 14, 2011. There is one for palmatum, dwarfs, linearlobums and dissectums. I still have to find two more families plus one for odd balls. it is still a little hard to get the photos I want since many of my trees still have not leafed out
     

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    Thanks for the pic! What cultivar is that JM in the foreground of the first pic (the one with the cream color foliage)?
     
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    That is my favorite maple for shade, Ap 'Murakumo'. It has a nice creamy white/pink/yellowish color. The three trees in the photo are Orange dream, Twombly's red sentinal and Murakumo. The are my picks for palmatums. The next group is linrilobums then dissectum and last are the dwarfs.
     
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    here are more photos of sring colors
     

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    Thanks for posting all the great photos. I need to get the camera out in the garden before the colors fade....
     
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    I was out pruning
     

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    life in the garden
     

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    Here are some photos of a couple different purple ghost and other maples
     

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    Here are some of the colors at the end of july 2011. I have spring colors along with fall colors. I can this year has not had typical weather.
     

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    A wonderful paradise of maples! All your maples appear to be thriving in almost full sun.
     
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    Thanks. The last group of people were in my garden looking at trees for over 4 hours. they would have stayed longer if they had not run out of time.

    I do protect many of the trees from full sun in my garden. With trees so close together, I can shade the trees with the tree next to it so it does not get all day sun. I use my house also to shade. I have lots of trees in full shade, I just can not take photos very well in those sections.
     
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    One of aspects that amazes me is you have such a wide spectrum of colour display in July. All my maples seem to show their colour displays in spring and fall only. Can you suggest some varieties for good colour display in summer? (For example, the bright red maple on the left in your second picture, and the white dissectum in the third picture.)
     
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    The bight red orange you see in photo two is a one of my possible deaths for next year. It is an acer japonicum 'Itaya' in its fall color with the leaves just about ready to fall off. We have had very cold weather with one or two hot days. My trees are very confusded, some in fall color ready to drop leaves and some filled full of new growth. Some of my trees like Amber Ghost never fully developed leaves. On many of my large Amber ghost the entire top is gone or in truth never leafed out. The white dissectum as you called it is a Sister Ghost. It has seen vertually no sun.

    One big deal for me is I am always moving my tree around which allows me to find different color patterns. I have to be careful since a the leaves of a tree from the shade moved to the bright light will burn and crispy up.

    The trees in the photo are big which helps make for vivid photos, In photo one, the big pink tree in the background is a 18' tall Beni Fushigi.

    In photo two, look at the green tree just to the right of the Orange tree you mentioned, that is a new addition called Wollemia nobilis. So there are some strange trees in the grouping which also add a lot of color.
     
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    Wollemia nobilis? That's amazing, I haven't noticed it. It's so big. What's the hardiness zone here? How are you going to protect it over winter if you have to?
     

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