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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 23, 2007
9:06 PM

Post #4115651

My Japanese maples are peaking this week (Oct. 23). Here are some examples: This is Sumini gashi

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 23, 2007
9:07 PM

Post #4115654

Omure yama

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 23, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #4115661

Red Pygmy

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 23, 2007
9:09 PM

Post #4115666

Koto-no-ito

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 23, 2007
9:10 PM

Post #4115670

Acer pseudosieboldianum..hard to top this one!

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peony01
Prattville, AL
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2007
9:54 PM

Post #4115814

Wow! They are gorgeous. Omure yama is stunning, and you have enhanced its beauty by the plants you have around it. Pardon me, but I'm just an ol' southern gardener. Is that ticseed (coreopsis) in the pot with Koto-no-ito? The JM are great. Thanks for the photos. I've admired your plants before.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2007
10:11 PM

Post #4115914

Thanks Todd. Only one of mine is at full color today. You made me miss my sumina gashi very much. If I added one more tree that would be the one I'd choose.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 24, 2007
10:04 AM

Post #4117429

The plant in the pot with koto-no-ito is a dwarf penstemon.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2007
9:47 PM

Post #4119731

My seasons just beginning. Here are two crimson queens

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4119832

Here's the other one.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 25, 2007
12:23 AM

Post #4120275

The setting by the pool is lovely! You garden still looks so green...most of my perennials are cut down now for the season.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 25, 2007
3:43 PM

Post #4122215

Much of my plantings are evergreen. I used to have a garden that was all perennials but without snow a bare garden in the winter is pretty sad looking so I've revamped it and added evergreen plants.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2007
4:10 PM

Post #4122305

A group of us from the Northwest Perennial Alliance toured the Kubota Gardens in Seattle Monday. What a beautiful place. The JM's were in their glory.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 25, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #4122333

That's such a beautiful tree!
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 25, 2007
4:51 PM

Post #4122455

Those branches are stunning!...I'd be surprised if they were not trained. If natural, its incredible!
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #4123103

I can't believe they are 'natural' either. So much of the garden (all 26 acres) is blessed with beautifully trimmed trees and shrubs.
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

October 26, 2007
12:38 AM

Post #4123889

I believe that is the natural form of a weeping/mounding Japanese maple. It has only been limbed up to show off that wondrous structure. This is the reason why I am such an advocate of grafting low, this beauty can't be matched by a high grafted tree IMO.
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #4124434

I agree... a high graft dissectum or any other tree will likely never look like that David
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 26, 2007
6:52 AM

Post #4124726

One of he others in the group took some beautiful pictures and said it would be OK for me to post one. Joyce Lewis of Camano Island shot this one of the JM at the red bridge.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 26, 2007
10:05 AM

Post #4124781

Interesting fall colour on that one...don't see too many yellow-orange ones.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #4126207

Koto no ito has never been this orange before. I had to catch what I can. Of course you can't tell from the photo the great texture it has.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 26, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #4127061

Thats a beauty! I will be keeping mine as a potted plant, although if I had the space, it would be nice to let it mature fully. They look lovely once they get big!
jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

October 26, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #4127106

not much happening here yet, except acinitifolium-the japonicums always go early

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jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

October 26, 2007
11:31 PM

Post #4127109

one more

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2007
11:32 PM

Post #4127111

Here I'm not sure how tall it will get. With the 8 foot fence behind it up a 2 foot level I'm sure that it's not going to stay below 9 feet though. I had to move it last winter because it was going to be too wide for it's space. I'm not sure that it even has room now in the long run but c'est la vie. It's the best I could do for it.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2007
11:32 PM

Post #4127116

I love the aconitfoliums in the fall too. I just wish that they wouldn't hold onto their leaves all winter.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 26, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #4127161

I don't have aconitifolium, but I'm thinking I might have to...I love the foliage.
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

October 27, 2007
12:07 AM

Post #4127216

Could that orange yellow one be Hogyoku? Or possibly Ichigyoji? I can't tell from that picture but those are probably the closest common varieties that consistently give that beautiful color.
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2007
1:38 AM

Post #4127488

Yes my A.J. Aconitifolium is basically the only one with much color but with 30's in the forecast and having had some rain I expect more next week ...unfortunatly the spring freeze and summer heat has effected many and most have only seconday leaves making them sort of sparce freeze zapped primary ones... The Aconitifolium is one of the few uneffected by about everything including strong winds...also my A.J. Green Cascade but it hasn't changed color yet...overall I don't expect much of a show this year...hopefully next spring will be "normal" oddly my aconitiflium looks just like yours and you live much farther south !! David
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 27, 2007
10:39 AM

Post #4128204

The only JM that hasn't starting turning for me yet is the good old Bloodgood. Red Dragon is just starting. Red Trompenburg was rather poor this year which is surprising since the rest put on the best show ever. Shirasawanum wasn't great either but perhaps it will improve over the next few days.
MykeVS
North Arlington, NJ

October 28, 2007
6:14 PM

Post #4132487

Sherwood Flame

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2007
6:40 PM

Post #4132540

Your Sherwood Flame is gorgeous. It's going to be spectacular when it gets mature - it's already a nice size. How lovely that it's got a place of honor in your yard.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 28, 2007
9:23 PM

Post #4132976

Here is one of my JM seedlings. The spring foliage is yellowish-orange, something like Katsura.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2007
9:52 PM

Post #4133044

What lovely variegations Todd.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #4133069

Here's a close up of the Koto no Ito just for fun.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



October 28, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #4133081

My Koto-no-ito was much more yellow. It's leaves blew off today! :(
Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2007
10:26 PM

Post #4133104

Only God could come up with the colors on your Koto no Ito. It is beautiful. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. All the pictures here are so dramatic in color. Thank you for posting. Elaine
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2007
3:40 AM

Post #4138182

Beautiful pictures! Several of mine went brown, but have buds for next year. A few are just beginning to turn, they are late this year.

Laura
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #4154225

Finally have a bit of color to show you. My Sango Kaku (Coral Bark) is turning, but has a two-tone effect at the moment. First a wide angle shot. My tree is about 7 feet tall this year, but needs filling in. I'm hoping it will do that in the next year or two.

The bark is not yet turning much red.




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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #4154226

Same effect on one branch.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2007
7:32 PM

Post #4154228

And the leaves!

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 3, 2007
9:00 PM

Post #4154436

Beautiful Laura. Mine is about gone by now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 4, 2007
3:09 PM

Post #4156530

'Beni kawa'.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 4, 2007
3:35 PM

Post #4156625

'Shigitatsu sawa'.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 4, 2007
4:13 PM

Post #4156776

Beautiful!

Laura
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2007
5:09 PM

Post #4156922

Here are three pics of my Aconitifolium last wee ...Now it is totally bright red ...I will send a couple of this weeks ltr als my Green cascade is relly nice now I will send that too others just a starting but it looks like color will be good this year but trees are sparce!!!

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 4, 2007
5:12 PM

Post #4156933

Very nice.
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2007
5:13 PM

Post #4156935

and here

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 4, 2007
5:14 PM

Post #4156938

and finally ... more of this weeks ltr

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 4, 2007
5:53 PM

Post #4157031

Beautiful. I love the fall foliage on the Japanese Maples but one of my favorites is the aconitifolium.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 4, 2007
10:43 PM

Post #4157668

Alas, the remnants of Hurricane Noel passed through my area today and all my JM leaves are now gone! I will have to live vicariously through those of you who still have leaves.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 4, 2007
11:05 PM

Post #4157717

Bummer Todd!
zonedenial
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2007
3:53 AM

Post #4166385

I'm a little afraid our JM fall season is going to be brief, too... darn Canadians are sending all their cold air down here and it's supposed to get down to 19 degrees tonight.

Oshi-Beni:

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snapple45
Holland, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2007
5:10 AM

Post #4166596

We really should weather strip the US - Canadian border.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 7, 2007
10:52 AM

Post #4166836

Hey speak for yourselves...I haven't had a killing frost in my area yet! It was a storm from the US that stripped my JM not the cold from mainland Canada! LOL!
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2007
2:30 PM

Post #4167305

Actually you are both wrong ...this rather normal cold spell unlike last falls 18 degrees in mid oct. is from the Artic ... and Todds remnants of either a tropical storm or hurrican ( I think it was both at times) was from at least the carribean or more likely the Atlantic off Africa HA!!!! David
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 7, 2007
9:39 PM

Post #4168762

Work with me David! LOL!
zonedenial
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2007
11:38 PM

Post #4169095

Oh yah, then why do they call this cold spell an Alberta clipper... Hmmmm?? (Below Acer palmatum Green Waterfall)

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #4169110

Your Green Waterfall is glorious. Such fine serrations in the leaves - it looks so delicate.
zonedenial
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2007
3:22 AM

Post #4169963

Another Oshi Beni

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
8:15 PM

Post #4172332

Here's the Koto no Ito in full color.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
8:29 PM

Post #4172382

A seedling maple

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 8, 2007
8:41 PM

Post #4172422

Stunning, doss!
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
8:41 PM

Post #4172423

And a Bloodgood

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 8, 2007
9:19 PM

Post #4172572

Doss, that seedling is stunning! What a great shape!
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #4172661

I was very lucky with the seedling Todd. It's a wonderful shape. I had to trim it up some last winter because when it rained the branches actually touched the ground.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 8, 2007
9:49 PM

Post #4172695

'Aratama'.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #4173906

oooh, lovely yellows!

Laura
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2007
3:23 AM

Post #4173921

I'll bet that the Aratama just glows in the garden, victor.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2007
3:25 AM

Post #4173924

Thank you. It really is glowing at this time. The morning sun was catching it when I took the photo. The Spring foliage is gorgeous as well.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 9, 2007
10:54 AM

Post #4174568

That one is a beauty! Never seen that cultivar for sale locally.
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 9, 2007
3:41 PM

Post #4175303

HUMMMM the leaf form and truncated lobe looks like an Aratama ...but knowhere in any written book web site or dvd/cd is their any mention of the Aratama EVER being golden yellow in fall. Mine isn't it's bright red and every other one I have seen is bright ot dark red ALL season including fall . Now it could be some sort of soil deficiency ,,,but I seriously doubt it ... It may be related to an Aratama ...an offspring or sport or something but I don't think it is a true Aratama ...That doesn't take away from its beauty or value as a really beautiful JM it just doesn't fit as an Aratama cultivar.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #4175777

Could be, but this photo on Mountain Maples website (I did not get it from them) looks pretty close to mine.

http://www.mountainmaples.com/show_detail.php?ClassNo=18
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 9, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #4175950

Looks similar and the first one I've seen like that ...there are an awlful lot of cultivars around that are called this and that and slightly vary from nursery to nursery and area of country... alot of confusion over what is what and grafting and regrafting can cause anomolies of varias types and characteristics so the original cultivar from Japan has a specific subspecies name while the oregon one has another ...I would go by Vertrees (and even mountainh maples says its red summer spring and fall even though theirs ISN'T!!!) so I would suspect this is a subspecies of the Aratama ...that may be a good thing since this is one very UNHARDY plant which is very suseptable to early frosts /freeze and wetness problems causing psuedonomous ...I have personally lost two and WOULD not recommend it to beginners ...My third one is doing ok but I know now how to treat it ...water sparingly plant up really high and take inside in winter until all chance of freeze or frost is over .A beautiful plant in whatever form but only recommended for experienced growers!!!! David
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 9, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #4176678

I had some free time and did a little internet serching and checking...funny thing 99 % of all scources including the eastwood CD says red spring greenish red to red summer and red fall ...The only ones to say otherwise including mountain Maples in "part" of their description ALL USE THE SAME EXACT PHOTO THAT YOU LINKED .AND THE DESCRIPTIONS WERE EXACTLY IDENTICAL TO THE WORD !!!!! I think that is not only a bit strange but suspect .. leaving me to believe that one wrong description was copied by others...kind of like tall tales of old ...anyway I found this pretty darn interesting ...David

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #4176809

Even more amazing is that it was also copied into the dna of my plant! How lucky am I?
zonedenial
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #4176811

This is Toyamo Nishiki; it's still pretty small, as it is uniquely prone to sunburn if it gets so much as a whiff of afternoon sun here in the midwest, so I had to move it to a shadier spot. It never does get too big apparently. In spring it is a swirling mix of cream, green and pink.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
4:11 PM

Post #4178838

What a lovely tree and how nice to have such a finely serrated dwarf. Here's Ellen. I love the orange foliage against the red stems.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
4:13 PM

Post #4178846

My aconitfolium finally caught up.

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 10, 2007
4:22 PM

Post #4178870

I have my next batch of pics to post if I ever can make a decision of which one or two da wife took looks best ...I have at least 12 really neat ones of my aconitifolium too many choices not enough time... I would have to put that tree in a must have category especially for colder zones and windy spots ...it is an amazing tree...buy a larger one if you can...it's worth it... in a 1-5 star rating system I would have to give it a 5 ( 1 being "eh" 5 being "wow"...David
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
4:47 PM

Post #4178958

I'm looking forward to your photos of acon. David. I agree, it's an amazing tree.
davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:24 PM

Post #4179356

Acer Palmatum Oto Hime. It doesn't fit the discription of the plant. Mine has reticulated leaves. The spring color is pink and different shades of green.

Dave

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:29 PM

Post #4179378

Here is a maple that my brother found as a seedling. He named Acer Palmatum Winter Gold. This is the summer color. The branches are very yellow and in the winter against the snow it is very pronounced. It is almost a must to wear sun glasses when viewing this tree in the sun and snow.

Dave

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:30 PM

Post #4179384

Another close up of Acer Palmatum Verkades Winter Gold

Dave

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
7:31 PM

Post #4179389

What a breathtaking tree DAve. I'm really sorry that I had to limb up my seedling but it just had to be done.
davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:34 PM

Post #4179400

I thinks that Acer Palmatum Fjellheim is one of the nicer coral barks. The plant here when seen in person almost looks like it has a fiber optic in the branches. Not much color this year.

Dave

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #4179408

Acer Palmatum Elegans. I find this plant the be nice color in the summer and finishes off very nice for the fall.

Dave

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #4179409

Acer Palmatum Sharpes Pygmea

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:41 PM

Post #4179416

Acer Palmatum Hogyoku. Very nice fall colors. That's all for now. I just wish that we have better colors this year, but I guess ya can't have everything.

Dave

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victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 10, 2007
7:46 PM

Post #4179421

Very nice, Dave.
davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 10, 2007
7:53 PM

Post #4179434

Ok. Just 1 more. Acer Palmatum Green Cascade. This was my fathers plant. I guess about 30 years old.

Dave

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2007
9:54 PM

Post #4179683

The trunk on the Green Cascade is so beautiful. A heritage JM. What a nice thing to have from your father.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 10, 2007
10:21 PM

Post #4179743

Some lovely JM there. My Sharp's Pygmy has a ways to go before it gets a trunk like that!

I am going to have to find an aconitifolium if it can take wind and exposure...I have that in spades. Winter Gold really is stunning!
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

November 10, 2007
10:58 PM

Post #4179839

I have to second the 'Fjellheim' comment. This is probably my most colorful tree through most of the year. Even in summer the new growth is tipped nicely with pinkish orange. Unfortunately this one and 'Aconitifolium' were the only trees of mine that colored up well because of the recent hard frosts we've had.
I'll also add that this dwarf of 'Sango kaku' seems to be a bit tougher in most respects. I have yet to see any dieback in my couple of years with it, although I don't know how well it would perform in the north. Oddly enought, it seems to be more heat and sun tolerant than its parent. Anthracnose has been the only thing that has left any damage to my two 'Fjellheim'.

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 11, 2007
12:55 AM

Post #4180288

I'd love a go at Fjellheim...Sango Kaku is a lost cause in my area due to major die-back. Only it and Katsura have been busts for me so far.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
2:15 AM

Post #4180556

Very pretty! Hogyoku is one I've been hoping to see posted. Oto Hime is a real looker.

I drove around to some nurseries today to see their JMs. Fall color is mostly brown, even on the oldest trees. Sango Kaku is the exception. I'll try and get some pics processed this weekend. One of the nurseries is in Virginia Beach, VA, and has quite a number of mature trees. They have a very high-grafted Crimson Queen with a display area under it's branches. It's trunk is as big as a person's arm.

I did not leave without a couple of baby trees, but more on that later.

Laura
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:19 AM

Post #4181007

here are three full tree jpegs...the falls fire and the werners dwarf nade it thru 2 -24 degree nights and many around 30

here's the Falls Fire nice serrated small leaves I like this tree seems VERY hardy!!

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:21 AM

Post #4181014

Next Werners dwarf I LOVE THIS TREE!!! I also have the Werners Pagota byut I left it in too much sun ...I am tryiong to complete my collection with the Werners Little Leaf..almost inpossible to find but I will prevail!!

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:23 AM

Post #4181022

here's another it's just syarting to get color and had NO damage whatsover by below freezing weather ...a winner!!!

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:25 AM

Post #4181028

Heres my full color Aconitifolium...Gale took a bunch of these but can only find this slighly blurry one sorry

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:26 AM

Post #4181033

Green cascade in alnost full color

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:28 AM

Post #4181043

Hubbs Red Willow even brilliant now that it is crispy although this was taken before the worsrt cold ...does VERY well in wind as does the ZFalls fire Aconitifolium znd Green Cascade!!

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:31 AM

Post #4181053

Aconitifolium close up full color

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:32 AM

Post #4181058

My personal fav. Aconitifolium closeup

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:33 AM

Post #4181061

Green cascade close up almost full color

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
4:36 AM

Post #4181073

Hubbs Red Willow red in spring to fall this is pre crisped photo I can't wait til it grows a bit the last one sorry I took up so much I will post some full color photos of my Werners unless it gets hit in the nest few days by super cold ...I have NO idea what it will look like as I said the werners series is phenominal!!!!

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
4:36 AM

Post #4181074

Love the aconitfolium too, David. Great pics, thanks for posting them!

Laura
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
4:40 AM

Post #4181089

That's interesting about Acontifolium holding onto its leaves longer--I didn't know this. We had Hurricane Noel last week, and big winds on the Cape today, but the color continues on.
Edited to add; ignore the dates on the photo--my camera needs to have its dating corrected. I took this photo two days ago.

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
5:42 AM

Post #4181190

Thats a pretty old tree...I think in general the older the tree as far as JM's the better they take just about everything nature brings...the Aconitifolium may be an exception in that even younger trees seem to be "strong",...I also think most trees( that arn't fast growing trash trees) including Jm's take several years in the ground before they really take off proving again probably the most impotrtant part of of the JM growing process is getting a good root growth therefore starting with a bigger tree with an established root system is VERY important especially in borderline JM areas ...Of course any such statement must be tempered with what happened last spring when many smaller trees closer to the ground where they stayed warmer did a "bit" better but older trees also seem to bwe more in sinc with weather patterns after wexperiencing them for several years and that may help also David
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 11, 2007
1:35 PM

Post #4181543

Impressive collection David...these aconitifoliums are really growing on me. To think, I had a source for these a few years back but have not seen them in 4 years. I'm kicking myself now. My Bloodgood has a few leaves left but thats it. All my potted JM are set into the ground for the winter.
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
1:38 PM

Post #4181550

Thanks for the explanation, David. That makes sense. I put this particular tree in two years ago, when it was already a good size.
Interesting that you say that the Acontifolium may just be a strong tree. Below is a photo of a younger tree that I put in last Fall (2006). It too seemed to weather the recent nor'easter winds without losing leaves.

(edited to say that you can see that I temporarily staked this one because of the forecast of 85 mph wind gusts.)

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
3:10 PM

Post #4181747

Yes this has not been a great year for color ...it was just too dang warm in sept and Oct and then just as stuff was starting to turn we has low to mid 20's for two nights ...Supposedly you need 2 weeks of lower 40's to mid 30's at night to bring on color we just didn't have that ...I don't think the dryness helped either. If we don't have any REALLY cold weather I should have a few more shots ltr next week and that will be it. All the pics shown have been great my favs have been Daves ( da other one) 30 year old Green Cascade PHENOMENAL!!!!!!! and the older Aconitifolium by Cape CodG...FABULOUS!!!! i also liked zone D Waterfall...and Doss's trees speak for themselves...
Todd I would also look into Green Cascade it seems to also be wind resistant and VERY hardy it is always suggested for nothern climates Da other "Dave" David
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
5:21 PM

Post #4182168

What is it you like about the Werner series David?

As to the aconitfolium holding onto leaves, mine very often stay on all winter - although it's sheltered on the eastern side of my house and gets no wind.

Beautiful photos every one.

I don't know about those temperatures David. Mine would probably never go colorful if it required that kind of cold to turn them their fall colors. What do you think?
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2007
6:00 PM

Post #4182266

Needed Temps may differ if your season is long enough IE your Aconitifolium just changed mine started several weeks ago...I think it was an overly broad statement on my part ...but around here with disiduous trees that is the general rule of thumb since generally the average frost date is oct 15 and killing frost date can happen any time after that so if you habve warm temps in sept and Oct you are NOT likely to have them continue much longer thus no color before freeze ...since you never get nearly as cold I think if we had the same season here we would naturally get color in Nov or even Dec whereas visa versa you wouldn't...


I like both the Werners ...the Pagoda has a pagoda liker growth pattern with areas of groqwth up the trunk like a pagota andf can be trained to look like that even more if you wish ...the leaves are small and pretty ...it is a 'thick" tree not wimpy...the dwarf is similar but longer branched and has very pretty serratted leaves close groupings kind of a combo of a dwrarf and larger tree...both have a very specimen look about them... I think the pagoda will have more yellow rust fall color ( mine got too much sun so I don't know this year but next I will protect it a bit more ) the Dwarf looks to be red fall color and I should have photos soon ...amazingly it hasn't turned yet and showed no damage at all from 2- 20 degree nights whereas Even the Aconitifolium was hit and it is about 15 ft. away and also has tree canopy cover ... I really don't know there is just something about them...David

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
6:08 PM

Post #4182278

Thanks David. That makes sense. This year I've had really good color but the fall has been very mild. That fits into your reasoning quite well.

The Werners sound beautiful.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2007
6:20 PM

Post #4182302

This is not the only JM to hold its leaves longer, and not the only tree to do so although it is an unusual characteristic.

Laura

doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #4182389

I have to take all of the leaves off Koto no Ito in the spring too. It's not going to be too easy when it gets bigger.

Here's a photo of aconit. I can't get on a ladder though so I'm going to have to get the tree man to fix it this January. I used to be able to keep up with keeping it small in the summer.

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victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 11, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #4182391

Looking up through a seedling.

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flowerprincess
Ogden, UT

November 11, 2007
6:53 PM

Post #4182413

Wow, what stunning color!
I planted a omure yama hope it turns out like yours!
Need to order a sherwood flame, gorgeous... Cant find any around here though.

Your pics make me excited for spring and helped give me an idea of which maples to choose from for fall color...

Breathtaking
flowerprincess
Ogden, UT

November 11, 2007
6:57 PM

Post #4182427

Todd_Boland,
What is the red plant you have planted in front of your Omure yama? Love the combination of color...
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 11, 2007
9:36 PM

Post #4182930

The red-leaved shrub is an Exbury Azalea...most deciduous azaleas have great fall colour too!
flowerprincess
Ogden, UT

November 13, 2007
5:01 AM

Post #4187802

Great! I'll have to see if I can get one, they are supposed to be difficult to grow here due to the PH in the water. I bought a acid supplement for my soil, seem to be ok so far.
Where is St. Johns, NL?
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



November 13, 2007
11:10 AM

Post #4188039

Newfoundland, Canada...head to Boston then go north along the coast to the large island. St. John's is as far east in North America as you can get.
flowerprincess
Ogden, UT

November 14, 2007
1:31 AM

Post #4190542

Wow, I have never heard of it. It's cool to talk with people from all over :)
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2007
1:52 AM

Post #4190628

Here's another seedling photo.

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 16, 2007
11:19 AM

Post #4198948

Fall colors of Acer Palmatum Verkades Winter Gold

Dave

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 16, 2007
11:21 AM

Post #4198953

Another View of Acer Palmatum Verkades Winter Gold
I will post pictures later of this plant with snow in the back ground if the conditions are right this year.

Dave

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #4199519

Beautiful tree Dave ...a great legacy from your Dad... I would suspect growing in your area ( which is not greatly differnt from mine) that the tree is many decades old maybe planted in the 60's or 70's ..am I close???? David
davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 16, 2007
4:18 PM

Post #4199866

Actually David this tree was found in a seedling bed by my brother. I would have to think sometime around the early 1980's.

Dave
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2007
5:46 PM

Post #4200187

Wow ...thats pretty good growth...even for a seedling tree...but I guess 25 years is a long time I was guessing 30+ ...Pretty impressive IMHO...There are NO trees that size at the St. Louis botanical gardens...that must be much older.but varieties do vary..but photos are really hard for prospective... how tall and wide is it... I assume you weren't lying on the ground taking that pic ;>) HA!!!! so I assume it is really big...and besides the size the shape, form and color are really nice.impressive!!!!... Now no photos with your kids standing next to it or a hired little person ...:>)))))) David

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
5:47 PM

Post #4200194

Neighbor's JM.

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davesnursery
Milford, DE

November 16, 2007
6:31 PM

Post #4200352

Well the tree is approx. 20' x 20'.

Dave
jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

November 16, 2007
10:02 PM

Post #4201008

The fall fairy finlly visits NC. This is shirasawanum palmatifolium

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jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

November 16, 2007
10:07 PM

Post #4201020

Has anyone ever heard of this? It was sold as "Emmett's pumpkin" and must be a japonicum

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jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

November 16, 2007
10:38 PM

Post #4201120

edge of my woods

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
10:40 PM

Post #4201128

Very nice.



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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
10:41 PM

Post #4201129

Under the Canopy.


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victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
10:43 PM

Post #4201134

Litter.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 16, 2007
11:24 PM

Post #4201259

Beautiful Victor. You have such a nice grouping of JMs in your garden! This is sort of cheating. The tree in front is a ginko but there are two JM's behind it. Pretty colors anyway.

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2007
11:27 PM

Post #4201268

Thanks doss, but some of the shots were neighbors' trees.

Here's one more from this AM.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
4:56 AM

Post #4205622

Here is one more, from the nursery today. I am still amazed at the beauty of this tree and the leaves where huge. Sorry about the big file size.

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jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

November 18, 2007
3:24 PM

Post #4206565

Hogyoku

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jhayes5032
Greensboro, NC

November 18, 2007
3:28 PM

Post #4206574

palmatifolium

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2007
4:55 PM

Post #4206836

So what's the name of that cultivar Laura?
Very pretty J. I especially like the Hogyoku. What a great fall color!
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2007
5:35 PM

Post #4206962

It looks like an Aconitifolium ??? or maybe similar A.J. David
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
9:52 PM

Post #4207534

Yes, it is an Aconitifolium. And...Santa came early! It gets delivered this week. :-D
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

November 18, 2007
11:58 PM

Post #4207909

Finally getting a few colors at the Clemson botanical gardens.

Here is Aconitifolium:

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mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

November 18, 2007
11:59 PM

Post #4207918

The wonderful Osakazuki:

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2007
12:18 AM

Post #4207976

I'm really enjoying this thread! Don't stop now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 19, 2007
1:56 AM

Post #4208336

Seedling.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2007
2:53 AM

Post #4208520

Stunning color and trunk on that seedling. Is the trunk colored too or is that just the photo?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

November 19, 2007
3:13 AM

Post #4208579

No, but it is a darker brown color trunk.
MUDCATSLIM
Chesapeake, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2007
2:09 AM

Post #4215640

Why graft a JM ? Is it o.k. to buy an ungrafted tree? Just curious.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #4215761

If you buy an ungrafted tree there is no guarantee that it will turn out the same as the cultivar. Ungrafted trees are most often seedlings although some of them come from cuttings. If it is a cutting then it will be true to the parent but there is really no way to tell in a young tree. If you want a certain cultivar, the only way you can be really sure that you are getting what you want is to buy a grafted tree. I have several seedlings that I love. JM seedlings are generally hardier than grafted trees and can take more difficult conditions but you won't know the characteristics of the tree ahead of time.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 21, 2007
3:54 AM

Post #4215968

Here is a trio of "Twombly's Red Sentinel" from the nursery this past weekend.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2007
3:58 AM

Post #4215982

Beautiful Laura.

Here's sukushi gata. Not at it's peak which I missed. It's fall color isn't it's greatest attribute but it's such a pretty tree.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2007
4:00 AM

Post #4215988

Oops forgot the photo.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:17 AM

Post #4218580

Coral Bark's (Sangu Kaku) blushing bark:

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:19 AM

Post #4218581

Coral leaf petioles.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:21 AM

Post #4218586

The tops of the leaves, the younger bark blushes more brightly.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:25 AM

Post #4218600

Here is it's final colors, it's faded to brown today but we had a gloriously warm one (72 degrees!)

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #4218622

Your SK colors more than mine does Laura. Wish that mine would get that pink.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #4218624

Can anyone ever get enough Aconitifolium? Not ME. :-)

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #4218631

Doss, It's even brighter in person. The pictures don't do it justice, I think.

Laura
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:51 AM

Post #4218685

A photo from the nursery, unknown cultivar.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #4218688

Doss, I would love to see a photo of sukushi gata "naked". It looks like it has really nice structure for winter.

Laura
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
1:02 AM

Post #4218714

Thought you might enjoy this photo of a very old Crimson Queen at the nursery I have mentioned before. Most won't appreciate the shape in general, as it looks a bit like a tall umbrella, but for a nursery, it provides a place for display underneath, which is how I've seen it in the past. This tree has a girth on its trunk about three inches across, which is very large for a Crimson Queen. Hopefully you get an idea of the scale, it's huge!

Laura

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Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2007
3:16 AM

Post #4219167

The top of the tree is beautiful and I uderstand your disclaimer as far as putting stuff under ...but you've got to admit it really looks silly almost fake I guess the word would be unatural ... but I do love the upper branching...It wouild make a good adv. for not buying high grafted dissectums in the extreeme ... ;>) David
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
4:09 AM

Post #4219273

The bare portion of the trunk is about 4-5 feet off the ground. I would guesstimate the width of the crown at about 8-10 feet across. It is silly, isn't it!

Laura
flowerprincess
Ogden, UT

November 22, 2007
4:55 AM

Post #4219399

I've never seen a crimson king that large! Especially that high off the ground. It's beautiful.
Is it growing in full sun?
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2007
5:36 AM

Post #4219469

Yes, if I remember correctly it is in a sunny area.

Laura
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2007
3:53 AM

Post #4221308

Laura I will post a photo of the sukushi gata if I can get it in the right light. It's hard because of the things in back of it. It tends to fade out.
zonedenial
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 23, 2007
4:22 AM

Post #4221368

Acer Mikawa Yatsubusa is new to our garden; it's still a small plant, but I think it's going to be spectacular in a few years.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2007
4:32 AM

Post #4221382

BEautiful foliage ZD. I know that you'll enjoy watching it grow.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 2, 2007
12:41 AM

Post #4251889

Here's one of my seedling maples. It's not got fabulous fall color but it's very pretty next to the yellow birch trees.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

December 2, 2007
3:09 AM

Post #4252419

I love the Yatsubusa, and Doss, the trunk shapes on the seedling are just lovely.
Connie_G
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2007
5:33 AM

Post #4333888

Todd...in one of the first pics on this thread...is the Omur Yama the back or front tree? I want the one with the orange foliage! (My gardens center around orange and purples)
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



December 28, 2007
12:38 PM

Post #4334184

Connie, Omure yama is the orange one...it is one of a handful of JM that turns orangy in the fall.
Connie_G
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2007
11:31 PM

Post #4335978

Thanks for the info, Todd. We don't have a "fall" here, so we rarely see beautiful color. Thanks for this vicarious experience! I've studied the pics and want all of them! :-)

I have a sango kaku (have had for 3 years) and enjoy the red bark, but I think we need colder weather for it to be brilliant red, yes?

I also have 6 more JM's in planters, and 3 are "Garnet" and I can't think of the name of the other cultivar. They are supposed to be more heat-resistant, and have done well so far, under the canopy of motts of Red Oaks, which are native here.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 28, 2007
11:46 PM

Post #4336009

Connie, Sango Kaku's bark will turn quite bright in areas where the temp doesn't go below freezing. It's would never what I would call a brilliant red. It's a coral barked tree. If your tree isn't a good coral color then you may have a mismarked tree.
Connie_G
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2007
4:39 AM

Post #4336967

Here it is (was) the year I got it...

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

December 29, 2007
3:00 PM

Post #4337622

Connie, you can see the color of the main trunk on mine further up the page. The reddish color is much more intense in the younger wood. My tree is about 7 feet tall now at the tip, and has been in my yard for about 8 years. It was only a couple of feet tall when I planted it.

Laura
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2007
3:43 PM

Post #4337751

Your maple is defintely a coral bark whatever the actual cultivar ...looks like a Sango .That is one of the many things negative about this tree IMHO ...it shows less and less red as it gets older since only new young branches show any brilliance... now this could be 10-20 years in some areas... if you are lucky enough to have it live that long so early on the color should be good... but there are other coral barks that are superior in every way including showing more brilliance even with age...Of course everyone here should by now know my opinion of this tree...If your Sango is doing well after 3 years consider yourself lucky reguadless of intensity of color...David
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 26, 2008
7:48 PM

Post #4457354

Just found this thread, and it's making me wish for fall again!

Here are a few from my garden:

Acer p. 'Kinran'

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plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 26, 2008
7:51 PM

Post #4457364

Here's Acer p. 'Nishiki Gawa'

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plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 26, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #4457368

Lastly, my 'Scolopendrifolium' in the foreground, and 'Omurayama' in the back

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 26, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4457974

WHat a lovely garden you have. Those trees look as if they've been in your garden for some time. How long?
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4458062

You are very lucky to have such nice lookin trees!! as are all of those midwesterners in northern Il and elsewhere at that lattitude ...just travel 100-200 miles south or farther and your trees would not look like that ... they would have likely survived last springs debacle cause they are older... but would have ONLY had secondaey leaves and be sparce to say the least and may have had some limb damage and die back!!! David
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



January 26, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #4458066

No mistaking the orange fall colour of Omure yama!
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 28, 2008
3:39 AM

Post #4463199

Thanks for the compliment, doss. The Nishiki Gawa I bought only two years ago, so it was already very large. The Scolopendrifolium I brought with me from my previous garden, so I've had that for 11 years all told, 5 yrs in its current spot. (It even spent a scorching summer b&b and mulched in the shade during construction- still happy!) The other two are pretty small; I'll just have to be patient! I have a habit of trolling nurseries in October, picking over the woodies they have that no one has bought. Great sales!

David, I am repeatedly surprised by the tenacity of these trees. Technically, I am in zone 5b, so I should have crappy looking JMs, but they do so well here. All but the Butterfly/Sango Kaku types. They always look ratty by Spring. I have a Sango Kaku because I just love them so much, but it's a struggle to keep it pretty.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2008
3:52 AM

Post #4463269

What pretty trees, it is easy to tell they are well loved. A closer pic of your Omure Yama would be nice! I have a baby in my front yard that is only a couple of feet tall.

Laura
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 28, 2008
4:13 AM

Post #4463373

So a summer in burlap. It never fails to amaze me how tough these trees can be. I just finally moved a tree again that I had moved last year. It's in a much better spot right now but hope for me that it makes the move without too much shock.
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 30, 2008
6:28 AM

Post #4472447

I have my green thumbs crossed for you, Doss!
Alongside the Scolopendrifolium, I had a dogwood and a weeping katsura. The katsura got mechanical damage and died this summer of fungal infection (I still sob over the loss) and the dogwood barely lasted the summer (2004).

Laura, I'm sorry to disappoint, but I have no other pics of the Omurayama yet. I'm going to have to stake it this spring. Mine is only 4' right now. Where did you get yours?
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #4475802

I ordered my Omura Yama from a very nice lady who sells her trees from her yard. She goes and gets them from the tree nursery and then sends them on. She sent me a photo and I gave her the thumbs up. It was very well packed and reasonably priced, I think.

Laura
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

January 31, 2008
4:31 AM

Post #4476821

Is she in VA?
My Kinran and Tiger Rose are from Forest Farm. With shipping a bit pricey, but they're happy, healthy plants.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2008
3:40 AM

Post #4481005

She used to be in VA, but moved to NC, but still does her business. If interested, drop me a DMail and I'll give you her email address. Her name is Della.

Laura
dellac
hurdle mills, NC

April 27, 2008
11:14 AM

Post #4870550

Wilson's Pink Dwarf
Della

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #4871642

Very pretty Della

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