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Eikando Zenrin-ji in Kyoto

UBC Maple Forum - 13 hours 41 min ago
Eikando is along the philosopher's path between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji, two temples we planned to visit. It turned out to be one of our favorite places in Kyoto, with the widest range of maples we saw anywhere (outside of the botanical garden, anyway) and really a fantastic (in the true sense of the word) architecture.

So I took a lot of pictures, both of maple and garden interest, as usual in the order of our visit. This first group features maples and gardens.

ryoan-ji in Kyoto

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 15:32
Because it was absolutely crawling with tourists, I only took a few photos of some of the technical aspects, as @JT1 has mentioned in another thread. And a selfie.

It was a very beautiful place, perhaps during an off season would be a good time to visit.

JM with some curled leaves on different twigs

UBC Maple Forum - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 19:24
Dear maple lovers,

with some good support from you last year Damage from overwatering, wind, verticillium - or all three? my potted JMs survived a sometimes harsh winter (-15°C and strong winds) well on our balcony.

This spring they already did better than last year (I bought them early April 2016, each at ~10 years of age), so I was slapping my back having made no too...

JM with some curled leaves on different twigs

Daitoku-ji in Kyoto

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 00:42
Daitoku-ji is an ensemble of temples, many active and most closed to the public, though one can glance in. It was a very calm and frankly spiritual place, was our first visit in Kyoto -- hence my first touristy thing with Adele -- and I wasn't very disposed to have my phone out all the time.

None the less there were some lovely maples and zen gardens, some of which I captured. I did not, unfortunately, note which individual temples the pictures were taken in. Most temples were quite...

Daitoku-ji in Kyoto

Iseli Jack Frost Collection

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 16/06/2017 - 15:25
Here is a new hybrid collection of maples from Iseli nursery. They are crossed to have the beauty of Acer palmatum and cold hardy of Korean Acer pseudosieboldianum. Tested in USDA zone 4a with temperatures down to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 C.) "with no winter dieback".


"Jack Frost® maples are an exciting new line of small to medium-sized landscape trees from Iseli Nursery. Hybridized over the last 20+ years using Acer pseudosieboldianum as the foundation for hardiness combined with...

Iseli Jack Frost Collection

maple ID

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 22:17
Hello to all plant people. I'm a new participant who has stumbled onto this forum while looking at the Maple Society website. I'm an amateur interested in native species of the PNW.

I'm looking for a set of distinctive characteristics for identifying Acer circinatum vs. Acer japonicum and Acer pseudosieboldianum. Wikipedia says it is difficult to tell them apart...

maple ID

Pest, disease, or something else?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 00:47
Hi everyone.

The leaves on an Acer japonicum seedling and Acer micranthum of mine are starting to look very rough, especially the micranthum, and I'm really not sure why. They're both potted in 1:1 peat/perlite and are pretty regularly watered. They may have gotten just a little drier than they prefer for about a day, but I don't really believe so. Any ideas what could be causing them to look like this?

Thanks,

Kyle

Shinjuku gyoen in Toyko

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 10/06/2017 - 20:35
Here is my tour, as before taken in order of the visit, of shinjuku gyoen, an enormous park also suggested by the estimable @opusoculi . It is not one but several gardens, nearly 150 acres, and like every garden I visited in Japan closes at 5pm. I got there at around 2, having sheltered from an enormous thunder storm in a pretty good underground soba joint. Could have easily spent double or triple the time.

The visit started in the wild garden, before a window opens on...

Shinjuku gyoen in Toyko

Koishikawa korakuen in Tokyo

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 09/06/2017 - 07:14
Back from a short trip from Tokyo and Kyoto, I took a series of snaps of maples (and sometimes landscapes) in various gardens.

I used my OnePlus3t phone, which doesn't have the greatest camera in the world, almost entirely in auto mode, so the filtering is being determined by the machine. As time went on I managed to find a focus point that made the colors less artificial (hot), but it was boiling in Tokyo and both cities were often in full sun. So I don't represent these as anything...

Koishikawa korakuen in Tokyo

A.p. 'Akane'

UBC Maple Forum - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 19:49
This is one I bought last year. These pics are the colour in April May and June of this year ... quite beautiful. Presumably it will finish up pale green as it was when purchased last year
Acer palmatim 'Akane'

A.p. 'Firecracker'

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 04/06/2017 - 17:04
Here is the latest addition to my garden ... Acer palmatum 'Firecracker'
A fairly recent introduction from Esveld of Holland
Acer palmatum 'Firecracker '

Help! Is my maple tree dead?

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 02/06/2017 - 03:36
Hi there. Four years ago (May 2013) I bought two "Autumn Blaze" (Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred') Maples from a local nursery and had them professionally planted about 30 ft. apart in our suburban back yard. They seemed to take to their new home and get established nicely, and both grew significantly each year. Last fall they were both beautiful and healthy-looking—around 20 ft. tall.

Sadly, this spring, one of them budded and leafed out like normal, and the other didn't...

Help! Is my maple tree dead?

I only have 4, here are 3 of them

UBC Maple Forum - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 11:35
"Olsen's Frosted Strawberry" in the foreground with "Green Lace Filigree" behind it.

Acer shirasawanum "Aureum"

A.p. 'Phantom Flame' structure issue

UBC Maple Forum - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 01:27
Hi everyone.

I purchased a pretty little A. p. 'Phantom Flame' this weekend at a garden jubilee from the awesome guys at Mr. Maple. The little guy has a bit of a structure issue, with the largest branch growing directly across the center of the plant. I know I could prune the branch off and save myself some trouble, but I hate to do that when I think some other options might allow it to stay. I'll post pictures below. Please tell me how you would attempt to fix it.

In the last picture,...

A.p. 'Phantom Flame' structure issue

Acer palmatum 'Higasayama leaf scorch

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 21:34
Hi, several leaves on my Japanese Maple Higasayama have turned brown and are falling off. Most of the Japanese Maples leaves look fine though. This happened after we hit 90 degrees 2 days in a row. The tree gets a nice amount of morning and afternoon sun but it also gets some shade from tree's overhead. We've had a wet spring but now the ground seems slightly dry. Should I be concerned? The tree's on it's 2nd year in the ground and the leaves scorched last year too around the summertime....

Acer palmatum 'Higasayama leaf scorch

Can a Japanese Maple be bipolar?

UBC Maple Forum - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 20:13
I'm fairly new to the landscaping world and even newer to the JM club. Actually until last year, I thought all JM's were red. I got my first (Peaches & Cream) in September, and am up to 14 and counting (only two of which are red).

But now, I pay a little more attention to what people have planted in my daily travels. There is one in particular that has caught my attention. It seems to be half red and half green. You can't see very well from my pics but it seems to have a single trunk....

Can a Japanese Maple be bipolar?

list of maples with patent (trade mark)

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 13:27
hi everyone :) there is one link with list of maples with patent? How many years after the patent expires?

Emperor I japanese maple help

UBC Maple Forum - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 01:52
Hello
I recently had some landscaping done, I decided to add an emperor I Japanese maple that I purchased at a nursery. I did not do my research and when I planted it, I dug the hole rather deep. I live in New Orleans and have a high clay rich soil. I added manure and compost that I bought to the hole and planted the maple. Then into the week we received a lot of rain, I decided to google how to plant a japanese maple and it states to make the hole double the size and higher up then the...

Emperor I japanese maple help

Several leaves are wilted on my Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'

UBC Maple Forum - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 00:14
Hey guys, My Eskimo Sunset Japanese Maple has been in the ground for 3 years and has been doing well. The tree gets full sun from the morning until about 1:30 in the afternoon and then it gets dappled light. This spring I recently noticed that several leaves have wilted. I can't recall if the tree has done this in the past. Does the tree look okay or is there a problem? I also notice some white coloration on the tree trunk. Is that anything?

Thanks.

Maple Resources Discussion Thread

UBC Maple Forum - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 17:29
Hi all,

Some of you will remember that in the old forums, we had a section for links to maple-related web sites. I've moved some of these over as a "Resource" under these new forums.

General Maple resources are available here:
Maple Web Resources | UBC Botanical Garden Forums

Maple nursery listings are available here:
Note from @wcutler: I had to edit this, as the file hit the...

Maple Resources Discussion Thread

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