Japanese Acer's.

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karl66
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Japanese Acer's.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:40 am

I want to add a bit more colour around my palms. Is there any specific ones that are very hardy. karl.

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Re: Japanese Acer's.

Post by kata » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:54 am

I believe all Acers to be hardy but,

I have bought three more this year, they have all but two elders lost leaf, I expect my others do the same.

You will get green in spring..April/may that color will last all summer. Then coming into septemer time you will see color changing to reds till first frosts/snowfall.

This autumn being so warm and unusual they have held color till now, I expect it to be december now before I see only branches....argeeeeeeeeeeeee :( :( :( :(

Never had a problem with hardiness Karl, they have always been fine.

In a hot sun throw a fleece over the top to prevent burn to the leaves.

You will love the Acers Karl.

Image is where I used to live. The tree of twigs :lol: by the conifers is my oldest and it came with me where I am now. By the fence is a standard Acer.
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Re: Japanese Acer's.

Post by karl66 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:07 am

kata wrote:I believe all Acers to be hardy but,

I have bought three more this year, they have all but two elders lost leaf, I expect my others do the same.

You will get green in spring..April/may that color will last all summer. Then coming into septemer time you will see color changing to reds till first frosts/snowfall.

This autumn being so warm and unusual they have held color till now, I expect it to be december now before I see only branches....argeeeeeeeeeeeee :( :( :( :(

Never had a problem with hardiness Karl, they have always been fine.

In a hot sun throw a fleece over the top to prevent burn to the leaves.

You will love the Acers Karl.

Image is where I used to live. The tree of twigs :lol: by the conifers is my oldest and it came with me where I am now. By the fence is a standard Acer.
Thanks kata, which type did you go for?. karl.

kata

Re: Japanese Acer's.

Post by kata » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:48 am

http://www.shrubsdirect.com/shop/Acer-_ ... Dream.html

My sis bought me Orange dream above

I bought my oldest as a sapling from Morrison's Supermarket years ago, its still here some 8 years later, never protected, never fails me even in high winds.

I have three of Japanese Acer palmatum Atropurpurea which is the type above. Then I bought Acer griseum which has the beautiful paper bark.
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Re: Japanese Acer's.

Post by Conifers » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:17 pm

kata wrote:I believe all Acers to be hardy but,
Just to clarify – all of the Japanese Acer species are very hardy. There are some other maples that are not hardy, e.g. A. laurinum and A. pinnatinervium from tropical southeast Asia.

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Re: Japanese Acer's.

Post by kata » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:28 pm

Good news for my five then,

Thanks Conifer! :mrgreen:

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