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Maples Winter bare bones

UBC Maple Forum - 5 hours 21 min ago
As the clocks went back through the night and I looked around my garden after a very heavy storm this morning to leaves practically everywhere other than where they were the day before, I thought 'what about the branches' !!!!?

We all love our trees in the seasons of Spring new growth, Summer lush leaves and of course dazzling Autumn.
But what about how they look through the Winter months, with frost, snow and raindrops hanging from every stem ?

I feel that these months are just as...

Maples Winter bare bones

Westonbirt 23/10/2020

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 24/10/2020 - 13:22
A truly magnificent place, well worth travelling a long way to see. I spent nearly 8 hours walking round and maybe covered off 50%. The area called Silkwood was unbelievable, every corner you think it can't get better but it did. Weather was overcast, some sun late on just before I had to leave. I took these photos with a Nikon D3100, set on auto..Im a novice with cameras. Worth viewing on a laptop to see their best. Enjoy:

Colour Combinations with other plants

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 23/10/2020 - 23:14
I wanted to post a few photos of plants I have combined with Maples for colour harmony and contrast. I would be interested in othe people's suggestions and photos of their plant combinations with JMs.
First photo...'Suminagashi' with Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Second.....Emperor with Senecio 'Angel Wings' and Hosta cvs. as they change colour in autumn.

Colour Cominations with other plants

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 23/10/2020 - 13:31
I wanted to post a few photos of plants I have combined with Maples for colour harmony and contrast. I would be interested in othe people's suggestions and photos of their plant combinations with JMs.
First photo...'Suminagashi' with Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Second.....Emperor with Senecio 'Angel Wings' and Hosta cvs. as they change colour in autumn.

Autumn colors 2020 - Maples

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 21/10/2020 - 15:55
Here are some pictures as things start to accelerate with some cold nights. I hope to see others on this thread!

I'll edit later and add the names... Well, later meant the next day:

3 of AJ 'Kujaku nishiki'
View outside from the upstairs hall
3 of AJ 'Vitifolium'
2 of 'Linearlobum'
2 of 'Higasa yama'
3 of 'Akikase nishiki'
View looking north from the field, Vitifolium stands out next to a Eucalyptus
'Linearlobum' (next day)
A. truncatum just starting
View looking into the new part of the...

Autumn colors 2020 - Maples

Labelling

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 20/10/2020 - 18:54
Interested to hear how you achieve this. I have seen the Dyno M1011 metal tape printer but the tape looks too thin for prolonged exposure to elements outside

What to do with Criss Cross branches

UBC Maple Forum - Mon, 19/10/2020 - 00:41
So this Fire Dragon Shantung maple I purchased form Sooner Plantfarm has 2 branches that are crossing over another branch. Unfortunately, one of these crossing branches has turned into a "leader" and is the tallest limb on this tree. I really don't want to cut it?

This was originally pruned into a "lollypop" shape by the nursery. It has grown over 4ft since Spring. It has sort of grown out of the lollypop form, but due to the very poor pruning by the nursery, several limbs are misshapen....

What to do with Criss Cross branches

Maples more productive in dense areas

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 18/10/2020 - 07:13
I found this article very interesting reading this morning.
Phys.org: Study finds that red maples were more productive in an environment with more urbanization.
https://phys.org/news/2020-10-red-maples-productive-environment-urbanization.html
Now I know 2020 has been a strange year everywhere for colours with maples in our gardens and it was suggested that the lockdown which decreased pollution levels around the world may have been the cause, well this scientific study has opened...

Maples more productive in dense areas

Dissectum?

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 17/10/2020 - 14:07
Can this seedling be called a dissectum?

Trident maple problem

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 13/10/2020 - 18:38
A friend has just sent me this photo of the leaves of his trident maple, and he tells me that he has lost many leaves during the summer, to determine what disease he has, I think it is anthracnose but I'm not sure, if anyone is familiar with this problem and a solution.

Soil mix for planting and potting?

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 13/10/2020 - 06:57
I was wondering if I’m getting this wrong with my technique and soil mix?

I till the area I want to plant in first breaking up the ground and removing some dirt. I think mix in compost, pine bark much and soil conditioner into the area with the natural soil. Then dig the hole to size then putting a little more compost, soil conditioner in mix then plant the maple. Basically I’m trying to prepare the area around my potting hole too.

Can I just mix pine bark mulch, soil conditioner,...

Soil mix for planting and potting?

Shirazz vs Geisha Gone Wild

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 13/10/2020 - 01:47
What are the difference between Shirazz vs Geisha Gone Wild?

I’ve seen people say that shirazz is more vigorous and can grow taller in 10 years than Geisha Gone Wild.

One thread that that’s Shirazz is also a more hardy tree and that Talon Buchholz has described GGW as “wimpy”. Do they have the same heat and sun tolerance too?

Thank you!

Help, is it mildew?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 11/10/2020 - 15:08
Hey!

I'm worried about the containerized Ukigumo, Bloodgood and Kamagata on my balcony. I bought them online two months ago. They were traveling in a box for a week, during which they lost a lot of leaves.

I installed a shade cloth like 5 weeks ago and placed the Ukigumo behind, in a cornery position. Maybe their's too little air movement?

It started about 3 weeks ago, when we had a few days of heavy rain. The pots were soaking wet. Day temps back then were still around 20 C. The Ukigumo...

Help, is it mildew?

Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo Nishiki' or Olivia

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 11/10/2020 - 11:25
Hi everyone, does anybody have any experience with Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo Nishiki '
I have Ukigumo and when I saw this advertised in a brocade form, I was very interested.
The trouble is I see no difference in the photos to my Ukigumo.

I have just seen that Ukigumo Nishiki is being re named 'Olivia'. Which is quite strange as there is already an Olivia.

Any thoughts or experience with this one would be greatly appreciated.

Transplanting maples in Autumn/ Spring

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 18:29
Good morning, I have in the past few minutes had a PM request fom J @zfrittz to start a new thread on how everyone transplants their maples in the Autumn or Spring. To include preparation of pots, medium used, root pruning and any other comments on this. I know there are some excellent processes out there.
I will leave it open and not add my procedure atm. But will post this later.
Hope everyone contributes, as it could be very useful for new owners of maples. ( J...

Transplanting maples in Autumn/ Spring

Keep or replace Trompenburg and/or Osakazuki?

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 05:42
Hi, in my yard I'm almost out of room for more Acer's. I'm going over my older tree's and seeing if there's any plants I should remove to make room for more rare Maples. I have a Trompenburg and an Osakazuki planted 5 years ago. Do you think they are special enough to keep or remove? Thoughts? These photo's of my tree's were taken in the spring. I started to prune my Osakazuki to keep it in check. Also here's a photo of my Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (photo taken 2 years ago) that died this spring...

Keep or replace Trompenburg and/or Osakazuki?

Anyone grow Acer palmatum 'Geisha'?

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 09/10/2020 - 10:29
Hi, anyone have issues growing 'Acer palmatum 'Geisha'? I read on the internet that it's finnicky so I wasn't sure if I should stay away from this cultivar. I already have Geisha Gone Wild. Thank in advance.

Autumn colors 2020

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 08/10/2020 - 19:46
Here are some pictures as things start to accelerate with some cold nights. I hope to see others on this thread!

I'll edit later and add the names...

-E

Maple Seeds

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 08/10/2020 - 18:51
Beautiful samaras from A. p. "Autumn Glory" ready for stratification.
I have noticed a scarcity of seeds on jmaples this year in Ireland but glad to find a handful or two on my own trees. I wonder if this scarcity is similar in the rest of U.K.?

Help me save my 'Kinshi'!

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 08/10/2020 - 10:01
Please help if you can. My A.palmatum 'Kinshi', grown in a large pot, suffered a watering disaster during last year's French drought. The drought is over (oh boy! that's an understatement!), but my tree is in a very poor way. I thought it was stone dead, but spring has brought strong shoots of growth at the tips of a couple of the higher branches and from the trunk just above the graft.

My tree clearly wants to live, but what can I do to help it? Cut back 'dead' branches to the trunk, or...

Help me save my 'Kinshi'!

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