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Is this Vine Weevil?

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 31/03/2020 - 18:09
Hi all. I hope everyone is doing ok during this strange and upsetting time.

Just spotted these little sh*ts on a couple of my maples.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance.

Luke.

Fairy Lights Size?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 29/03/2020 - 14:22
I know it is a slow growing small/dwarf cultivar but I am curious as to what size you possess...any "larger" (4 feet or more) specimens in your gardens? A picture or two would be excellent.

Katsura in deepest shade under a Magnolia Grandiflora.

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 15:39
View attachment 171966 View attachment 171967 I have a fair few maples planted in dense shade under a huge Magnolia Grandiflora.
Here is Katsura which loves the location, even thou it’s dry.
So I guess as in the previous post, a good root system is the answer.
Katsura in this location has never burned.

Why do the leaves burn?

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 13:40
Hello, reading some forum post, I was struck by the fact that many people
it has the same problem, which is repeated year after year, many leaves that dry when it arrives
the heat.
There are always varieties of maples, which are more sensitive than others, but what I believe, and I would say, that everything I am going to say, is valid for everyone.
I think that maple cultivation should start at the roots, without a good root system, everything will be problems, which will worsen, depending...

Why do the leaves burn?

Plant them “High and Dry”

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:19
We often see discussed about planting maples too Deep.
For May years and from experience I always now plant them high.
This entails removing the top layer of compost, exposing the root flare, this allows to identify girdling roots that are item present and will later cause problems. Any girdling roots are removed, no matter how big.
I think they look much better with the root flare exposed and I have less problems.

Peve Starfish

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 25/03/2020 - 22:00
I am pretty much up to maximum Acer content here but I keep finding the odd (and hopefully small) plant I can't resist. Created by Piet Vergeldt in the Netherlands

This one is a dwarf that looks like a starfish - the leaf curves down (web pic as mine has yet to leaf out)..

Growing in pots and there impact on growth carateristics.

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 22/03/2020 - 22:37
The first 2 pictures are of Mapi-no-machihime (Little Princess) planted in open ground and the second 2 are of the same cultivar that’s always been in a pot (repotted every 2 to 3 years in same pot)
I much prefer the smaller leaves and much shorter interludes when grown in a pot.
The pot grown plant also keeps the leaf variegation much longer.
Pot grown certainly adds to the beauty of many dwarfs.

Leaf out .. then 'freeze'

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 21/03/2020 - 16:00
Anybody know the cause of this? A small Kagiri nishiki (planted last year) started to leaf out normally this year and then, unaccountably, stopped, and now seems to be on the way to the happy hunting ground in the sky. We haven't had any notable frosts that might have done this (so far as I remember). I have had this happen before but can't think of why. Any suggestions?

The Bench Grafter's Handbook & Book for maple

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 19/03/2020 - 21:14
Hi, does anyone where I can obtain the books below in PDF ?

The Bench Grafter's Handbook - Brian E. Humphrey
Book for Maples - Masayoshi Yano

Thank you

Cheering ourselves up

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 19/03/2020 - 18:03
Hi everybody, during this difficult time for everybody around the world, it would be really nice for people on this and Maple Society forums to post a Spring photo of one or more of their Maples that are starting to leaf out. I know it would cheer me up. I will attach one of mine. Its Katsura, hope you like it.

Higasayama

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 17/03/2020 - 12:54
I purchased a new maple last year in a 3ltr pot, Acer palmatum ' Higasayama'.
It is the first one of this cultivar I've had. It has buds, but compared to all my other maples it is not showing good swelling to date (17th March) 2020. Does anybody else have a similar experience with this cultivar? ie, is it late to leaf out. I have attached a photo of a branch. Any thoughts would be appreciated. View attachment 171315

What is the name of this Acer?

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 17/03/2020 - 06:55
Anyone know what Acer this is? It's labled 'Acer palmatum 'Beni Hime' but I'm not sure if it looks like it.
Thanks

Mature size of Acer palmatum 'Goshiki Kotohime'?

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 17/03/2020 - 06:51
Hi, What's the mature size of 'Acer palmatum 'Goshiki Kotohime'? I have a 6 ft space to plant an Acer and I'm wondering if it's wide enough. Thanks.

I guess I should be worried?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 15/03/2020 - 18:53
Hi all.

This is an Orange Dream that has something going in the lower trunk, branches and bark. About a week ago a pruned off the branch that looked the worst but it is definitely getting worse. The rest of the tree looks healthy but I have a feeling that it is just a matter of time. I have moved it away from my other maples in case whatever it is is "contagious".

Shidiva gold or Summer gold

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 11/03/2020 - 00:28
Hi, does anybody have experience with Shidiva gold and Summer gold? Is there any preference for either cultivar and why?
I am looking at buying one of these this year and would like to know strengths and weaknesses for both. Any views appreciated.

is Acer palmatum 'Goshiki kotohime' hardy of finicky in a container?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 08/03/2020 - 12:15
Anyone have issues growing Acer palmatum 'Goshiki kotohime' in a pot? Thanks

Would any of you be so kind

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 01:24
Hi all, Luke here. Spring is coming an I'm so excited to see my maples leaf out. I have added quite a few to my collection over winter so especially looking forward to seeing how these are going to look.

I decided to create a list of my maples as I thought it would be quite interesting. I would like to share my list with you so you can have a look and share any thoughts you might have. Likes, dislikes, suggestions or even varieties that you have on your wanted list. I do hope that you will...

Would any of you be so kind

Something gnawing JM?

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 27/02/2020 - 19:40
I have this 5ft Orange Dream in a raised boarder. I noticed today that something appears to be Gnawing the bark off..could this squirrels? I live next to a park and have noticed some in my garden recently.. larger furry animals do not have access to my garden.

Thoughts, experiences welcome

Cheers
Rich

Something gnawing JM?

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 27/02/2020 - 19:15
I have this 5ft Orange Dream in a raised boarder. I noticed today that something appears to be Gnawing the bark off..could this squirrels? I live next to a park and have noticed some in my garden recently.. larger furry animals do not have access to my garden. You can see a small branch laying that seems to have been bitten off.

Do you think this level of bark loss is terminal?

Thoughts, experiences welcome

Cheers
Rich

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