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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #4681242

Well, I'm a few weeks behind Doss, and others, but still a bit early for my area. Here are a few bud and leaf shots for those of you in Northerly climates.

First one is JM 'Peaches and Cream'. I bought it in leaf last year, so am looking forward to the spring show for this one.

Laura

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #4681248

My Fern Leaf JM ('Aconitfolium') is also showing some really hairy looking buds!

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2008
4:32 AM

Post #4681255

Last, one of my newer additions from late winter, to replace one I lost last year, is 'Baby Lace'. This is only a one-gallon size plant, so has lots of growing to do. I can see it will need to be kept in a protected area if it always wants to leaf out early.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4688474

very fun Laura. Mine are popping out now too. All of them are showing growth and that always makes me happy. I didn't get all of the dead leaves out of the Koto no Ito though so it looks a little scroungy. The good news is that it's too big to get them out without a ladder. The bad news is that even with a ladder it's almost impossible to pull the old leaves off.

Great photos by the way. I have to get my camera out.
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

March 24, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #4700789

The first of my maples is 'katsura' (large form) as usual...although I have a handful that I received elsewhere that have already leafed out.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #4705540

Here comes some more:

I have to check the tag again, but I'm pretty sure that this one is Mikawa Yatsubusa. I'll post a different pic of the whole baby tree in another thread after I confirm. It's one of my new ones this spring.

This one looks like it's pointing in opposite directions..."he went...that a way "





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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #4705621

Two more new babies,

Acer palmatum Hogyoku is the taller one. It isn't yet leafed out, but the buds are swelling.

The little one is Acer shirasawanum Aureum. I lost my big one last year and these little ones were one third off a couple of weeks back, so I decided to try a little Aureum and see what happens.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4705628

Viridis is just getting started, a couple of leaves are popping out, but not much yet.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:54 AM

Post #4705637

Viridis beginning to open

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:56 AM

Post #4705645

Peaches and cream is really starting to open, this one is exciting to me!

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4705654

My Aconitifolium is beginning to push out flowers.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

March 25, 2008
1:57 AM

Post #4705658

Not quite open, maybe tomorrow!

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mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

April 3, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4748476

Thought I'd revive this thread a little.

This is supposedly one of the forms of butterfly (possibly kocho nishiki?). It seems to be an unusually variegated strain with almost no green as you can see. It reminded me of a flowering apricot or something when I first saw it.

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mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

April 3, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #4748493

This tree was unlabeled, but I believe it is Crimson queen based on the habit, texture and leaf shape. It was glowing particularly well at sunset.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #4749303

Love your 'butterfly' equivalent matt.
Here's Germaine's Gyration early spring form.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2008
4:25 AM

Post #4749308

Here's Koto No Ito flowering

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #4749314

Beni Fushigi

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2008
4:28 AM

Post #4749320

Butterfly on the right and aconitfolium on the left. I've been able to get the aconitfolium so it isn't so square this year. That's a relief.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 3, 2008
4:30 AM

Post #4749323

Villa TAranto

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ic_conifers
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #4751362

I love the pictures and updates, thanks so much for sharing everyone!

So far, the buds are swelling on my 'murasaki kiyohime', 'beni schichihenge' and 'emerald lace'. I am thrilled that these babies made it through our long hard Iowa winter - one of the coldest in many years. We're not out of the woods by any means and I'm sure we'll have a few more frosts, so everyone stays in the unheated detached garage. I have taken them outside on a few of the nice days for a few hours.

Isn't spring GREAT?

Elizabeth
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 4, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #4753213

Spring is great elizabeth. I'm glad that your babies made it through the winter. How nice they have a home until the danger of frost goes by.
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

April 4, 2008
12:41 AM

Post #4753304

Jerre schwartz (sp?) is starting to color up a bit after being brought out of the greenhouse.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 4, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4753719

Looking nice! I've got more pics I need to post, but haven't gotten them off the camera yet.

Laura
ic_conifers
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
1:31 PM

Post #4755689

I have a 'Jerre Swartz' (that is how the nursery I purchased it from spells it) also! Not doing anything much yet, though. My 'Ariadne' and 'Ukigumo' are still sleeping, too.

Elizabeth
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #4756090

That is a good thing ...having early photos is nice...and in some areas this is NOT early. But you should be extreemly happy in 5a your trees are sound asleep for another 2 weeks or so...99% of mine havve shown no signs of bud burst making me a happy camper ;>)...!!!! David
ic_conifers
Iowa City, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
3:09 PM

Post #4756138

David, I am glad that the three are still sleeping, and I am amazed that my tiny 'beni schichihenge' started to swell last week. It is literally nothing more than a tiny stick, the smallest of all my baby grafts. I am just besides myself that it made it through this past winter.

Elizabeth
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #4756182

Last winter for many of us northeners was a good test for winter hardiness ...with a vaiety of bad winter storms and cold long lasting weather similar to what we last got in the 80's... But at least here, we didn't get any 15-20 below 1980's type temps not even for a night let alone for several nights... That may be the real test of hardiness...but as zones have changed with global warming we may not ever get that again or maybe on a 50 year basis like last years spring debacle.But I would say that is something to fear if it ever does happen and will give us more hardiness data than we now have ...hopefully we will never get that data.David
shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4756295

ok... my turn to add a few of my own acers... :)
first one is an shiras auream...has a golden green tone to it all year.. also known as full moon, will up date pics later when open

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #4756299

another pic of auream

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:39 PM

Post #4756305

here is my little coral bark.. just starting to come out. beautiful buttery yellow leaves in fall.

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #4756310

my i believe crimson queen

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #4756318

my very cool green lace leaf...will send anothe pic later.. very nice little tree

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #4756321

close up of the lace leaf

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #4756325

my little lions mane has grown alot since last year... nice a bushy

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:43 PM

Post #4756331

my pride and joy... dancing peacock... will have to look up latin forgot it lol most stunning in fall

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #4756334

just a vine maple but pretty.. i keep twisting it

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



April 4, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #4756395

Too depressing...it will be June before mine start to leaf.
shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 4, 2008
4:10 PM

Post #4756458

hang in there... june will be here before you know it! then you'll have pics to show us!!
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 4, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #4756533

Beautiful shokami, Your 'Dancing Peacock' is 'Aconitifolium'
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 5, 2008
2:48 AM

Post #4759262

Todd, take heart in the fact that most of us will be waiting for you to post pics of them as they burst forth! About then is when I retreat from the heat and humidity to my air conditioned house.

Laura
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #4767356

Here come some more photos.

My 'Peaches and Cream' is putting on a wonderful show this spring. I'm so glad I got it last year. I hope it stays small enough to be near my door for at least one more year. It is really loving the Spring rain and cool weather.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #4767377

Here are the leaves. They were so green later last year when I brought it home. It's clear where its name comes from.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4767458

I went out to one of my local nurseries yesterday. Here is a new Japanese Maple to me, it's Acer Japonicum 'Miegetsu'.

This one has large leaves that grow in layers. The surface has a bit of a chiseled look to it, and prounounced serations on the edge.

Laura

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #4767463

First of two of the leaves.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4767464

It's quite a graceful tree. Does anyone know anything about it?

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4768123

Here is another cutie at one of the local nurseries. Goshiki Kotohime.

Looks like it is probably a popular bonsai specimen. The tiny leaves coming in were just too cute!

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:12 AM

Post #4768126

More leaves grown up.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4768129

I think it is in a one gallon pot.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:15 AM

Post #4768142

The nursery had at least a couple of these upright green Japanese Maples 'Killarny'. I did not take a photo of the tree, just the leaves.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #4768222

i accidentally posted 'Orangeola' to the thread asking about Katsura, oops. :-)

Back to my garden, here is my 'Tiny Tim' from last year, putting out some new leaves. I turned it around today to give it some sun on the other side.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:31 AM

Post #4768226

Last year, it had a very globular shape, partly because of my pruning. I am interested to see what it will do this year.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:32 AM

Post #4768232

Last year, the later leaves got a very coppery sheen to them as they came in.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:46 AM

Post #4768318

Oregon Sunset is also getting going. I gave it quite a haircut last year, so I'm looking forward to see how much it recovers with regard to the length of the branches. I may be wiring it or otherwise trying to bend the trunk some more this year.

I was surprised to see it's blossoms, they dangle quite low under the leaves and match exactly in color.

Laura

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4768322

The leaf shape is quite nice too. It will get some green and bronze on them later.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4768380

This is one of my new purchases this year. It's been potted up and will be moved to another location to see how it survives with a fair amount of sun on the other side of my house, but until I get back off vacation, it will stay where it can get some water.

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #4768385

Simple classic palmatum leaves on Hogyoku.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 7, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #4768651

Beautiful photos Laura, I did like the 'Miegetsu' and the orangeola is a lovely shape. Hope that it stays small enough for your front door for a long time. That could be arranged with a small pair of clippers and a little daring.
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2008
3:25 AM

Post #4769176

I will probably try and keep the Peaches and Cream trimmed, it may have to move to the patio side of the step, where it will have some ability to get taller without blocking the mail box. The orangeola is staying at the nursery, though, sorry to mix things up so much! I'm trying to decide whether or not to put the Hogyoku into the street-side yard with my Sango Kaku and Aconitifolium. Remember my dreams of a little "grove"? I have had no germination yet from the Aconitifolium seeds I planted in the winter, but I may yet. I have a pot out of doors and two containers indoors, and not a single sign yet of a pip coming up. I've got to look up more about Miegetsu, but as it's a Japonicum, it might be a nice companion for the Aconitifolium. I had really hoped for something with a bit of red to its leaf, though. I want at least one more tree out there, it could be Hogyoku, and it could be something else.

I'm really disappointed in my Villa Tarranto. It's coming out mostly green again. I really need s red leafed tree in the spot where I am putting it, and something that doesn't get more than about 10-12 feet tall or it will provide too much shade. It gets quite a bit of sun, so should color up (or at least that is what I thought, anyway). I may give it away or sell it, as I don't have a great spot elsewhere in the yard for it. I may look for another Beni Otaki, which was the original tree I wanted in that spot. I realy want the linearlobum leaf style there too.
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

April 8, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4773190

Sorry shokami but i think that is not crimson queen. CQ is somewhat dissected...I believe the picture I posted above is CQ. I'd say that tree resides in the bloodgood/nomura group.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2008
2:41 AM

Post #4773781

Laura are you sure that the tree you got was a Villa Taranto? The leaves are definitely different from anything I've seen. Mine is quite red in the spring but sure doesn't stay that way.

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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #4773793

Here's Tsukushi gata

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shokami2
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2008
5:03 AM

Post #4774461

oh sorry, i had lost the tag so i took a shot! thanks!
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 9, 2008
2:49 AM

Post #4779226

I'll post a pic of the Villa Tarranto tomorrow night. I guess it could have been mismarked.

Laura
mattlwfowler
Walhalla, SC

April 10, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4784611

Beni maiko from the nursery:

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largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

April 10, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #4784849

Really pretty!
plantaholic186
Winnetka, IL

April 27, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #4872489

I can finally post pics of my JMs breaking bud!

Here's my 'Orange Dream':


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doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #4872832

What a nice photo. I love the way the red parts curl back from the leaves.
Davidsan
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #4873099

There seems to be several "varieties" of Villa T I think yours Doss is correct, or at least the original one ...the ones I Have bought have been less, much less linearlobum shaped. and in between Linearlobum and Matsumarae.some mixed ones ...i'd say more linearlobum than matsumarae but not fully like yours. and have never gotten that red. it has both red and green ... and it is VERY dependent on sunlight top get redder but will burn in H--l if it gets too much by mid summer. David
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #4873250

That Villa Taranto is in the perfect place. It does get afternoon shade but it gets plenty of sun.
balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #4873399

They are beginning to leaf out, and what a lovely sight. An unidentified red:

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:47 PM

Post #4873402

An unidentified green:

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4873408

Another unidentified green next to the Coral bark:

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4873416

Shishigashira

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balvenie
Marysville, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 27, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #4873421

shirasawanum aureum

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