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Gorgeous....what variety is it?
Don't know, but I think I've got one in front of my home. Red all summer, then orange, then the leaves fall off.Paid extra for it when we re-landscaped. Worth it.
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It's a Japanese maple.
Do you need to bring it indoors in the winter? I love those trees, but I'm told they can't be grown here in frigid Minnesota.
Japanese Maple.Yes. A great looking little bush.Two years ago we had all that icy snow and the main trunk split in two. We fixed it by drilling a hole through it and bolting it back together. Still can't believe that worked. It did.
Ours is in the ground. Can't take it in.
@Leetmg - I'm aware of three Japanese Maples close to my house in Madison. They all are in sheltered settings, which is the usual advice for this species.There are more than one cultivar of Japanese Maples, and I imagine each has different levels of hardiness. The one in the photo has deeply incised leafs (the correct for term for that escapes me at the moment).I visited Kyoto, where there are big forests of Japanese Maples. I was told the Japanese name for the tree derives from the term "baby's hand", referring to the shape of the leaf.
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No, I know it's a Japanese Maple but mine is reddish purple and doesn't change in the fall. I was wondering which variety has this color change.
"Do you need to bring it indoors in the winter?"Depends on the cultivar and where, in Minnesota, you're growing it.
Dissected! That was the word I was trying to recall.Nice link, Meade. Thanks a lot.
We had one of these, but a hard freeze a few years ago killed it. Then a drought killed our ornamental holly tree. I didn't know it was in danger; I would have watered it. We are 0-2 on small, ornamental trees. Oak, ash, and maple seem to be more our speed.
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My neighbor has two Japanese maples whch I get to prune the tops of. They are about 9-10 ft tall with nice canopies; green in the summer, and turn a strong red in the fall if the weather is right.
Winged euonymus, aka burning bush, Euonymus alata is putting on a gorgeous display here just now. I've seen stunning gold maples under planted with brilliant red burning bush lining a drive. Makes me happy just looking.
Igniis Fatuus: Soliloquy of a PomponBefore the angled anger of first frostWe were afraid. The pumpkin sun brittledIts mouth – and we turned to ghosts of old menOn turtled terra firma: wrinkled up,Our flesh, antic in imposition,And, cap-a-pie, seeded, pulped, and thick-stemmedAs September’s Indian summer dance.At the first heavy mention of snowOld youthful Clotho’s faithful distaff sang….What beauty finds thee in thy blowzy busts?Why haunt the autumn’s ruined porticoes?How kisses nostalgia in thy fired heads?The wind is blue and stings October withSolemn countenances, flickery votives.What starry plows had plucked from the gloaming,The sienna-studded fields reveal in shards.No arms to sing, we could not try to reachThe next day or next week; only month’s endCan dwell as song in vegetable souls.We were solitary, anodyne, hollowed-out.We drank away the sun, and brown and greyImbibed the deepening landscape’s early dusk.We spoke in candles, we prayed in gold –We loved in windows – these, the mirrorsSoon stenciled with an early winter’s ire.Serene, enduring, hushed – we grin to bearThe foolish light that makes our faces burn.
My Japanese maple is dark red. It must be from Southern Japan where it is given grits and cornbread fertilizer.
I have this in my garden and I have to pot it up and bring it in. First time I've done that with a plant in the ground.
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That is a very cool Buddleia, MadMan. I'm going to have to get one. Definitely worth protecting from deep freeze. I envy the breeder his legacy created in that plant.
or you could say the American Indians tried to sabotage the European settlement of the Americas.
We have two Japanese maples, both the same age. The one in the front is scraggly and about 7 ft tall. The one in the back was split apart during an ice storm and has filled out beautifully, but is only about 3 ft tall. They both turn red after the first frost, which is not yet here.
Meade said:"Depends on the cultivar and where, in Minnesota, you're growing it."Thanks very much for the reply and links. Sadly, the Minneapolis area is Zone 4 so I'm guessing it's a risk. Might be a risk worth taking, as I had assumed it was just not possible here.
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