world checklist of maple cultivar names

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  1. emery

    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    hehe.

    The checklist is _all_ listed maple cultivars, not just the Japanese ones!

    Can't wait to see the new Vertrees/Gregory edition, though.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Well I, for one, made up my mind last year NOT to buy any more of these so-called 'new' cultivars
    If it doesn't appear in any of the lists from the 1800's then I am no longer interested
    I will now concentrate on building up a collection of the 'old standards' which have been well tried and tested
    So there ...... :)
     
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    jholl Member Maple Society

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    where can one buy a copy of the worldwide checklist of acers
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Blue Atlas cedar is called Glauca Group by the RHS as the cultivar has long since come to consist of multiple separate clonal introductions. Rooting or grafting of side branches might produce a pendent habit for a time, the propagule growing as a branch. But your interpretation of the "Blue Cascade" is probably correct, unfortunately.

    Other growers, including some well-known ones also offer certain other conifers under made-up names.
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Methinks RonB has posted in the wrong thread :)
     
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    spookiejenkins Active Member

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    If you are not a member of the Maple Society, can you still get a copy of the checklist? If so, how might I go about getting one?
     
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    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    The checklist is available through the Westonbrit Arboretun by contacting hugh.angus@forestry.gsi.gov.uk as listed in the winter 08 Maple Society newsletter.

    Ed
     
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    Thanks so much Ed!!!
     
  9. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    >I have a Cedrus atlantica 'Blue Cascade' that I paid $300 at a retail center as a stock plant. It looked like a mounding and contorted Blue Atlas cedar with the color of Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' when I bought it. Now, after 3 years in my landscape, every terminal is heading up..... Moral of the story, some nursery was long on Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca', they bent the tops over and tied them to the trunk, let them flush the next year in a confusing/weeping fashion, and sold them for top $$ as a new cultivar. I've even seen this joke of a plant appear in booths at nursery trade shows<
     
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    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Jeepers Ron
    That was posted on 19th March last
    Have you been asleep or something? :)
     

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