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This is the time to show them before the sun fades the leaves


This acer Disectum growing alongside the pond


And is now over 40 years of age


These flowers set seed most years


Seedling germinated in the last week


Taken from the underside to indicate the size of the branches


This red one is being swamped by the green one


This one has bright red stems in winter they show up rather like a cornus


Red stemed Acer


This is a seedling that i potted up a few years back


The next 3 are Acer Brilliantissimum (not writing that three times )


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Last one a very deep colour low growing one

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Beautiful trees Bjs. You are so lucky to have a garden to accommodate those beautiful specimens

24 Apr, 2011

 

Such beautiful varities you have and colours gorgeous never seen the Brilliantismum before stunning color.

24 Apr, 2011

 

They are beautiful Bjs.
I've never seen an Acer in flower before, wonderful. Do you know how old it was before it started to flower? It looks so healthy, I didnt realise they lived so long. Love the branches.

I have 6 Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' along my drive and I often wish I'd gone for A brilliantissium instead.

I bought a red stemmed acer a couple of weeks ago, could be the same as yours, its Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku, I'm looking forward to it looking like yours one day :-)

24 Apr, 2011

 

What a brilliant show of Acers. Wow, I am impressed. I have babies each year as well and love to grow them to a good size & give them to friends who would love them as well. Gorgeous really nice show. Thx.

24 Apr, 2011

 

love them ................. only have one at mo as soooooooo expensive , do they flower then !!! i beleave sycomores are part of the maple family , and have plenty of thse in the garden , as my cottage is nameed after them .............. i have never noticed seedlings , ermmm have to look closer .

24 Apr, 2011

 

Wow, wow, wow! I loved seeing these. I especially love seeing the flowers on them. Beautiful, thank you! :))

24 Apr, 2011

 

the sycomore trees have these flowers but i dident nn acers did too

24 Apr, 2011

 

these are fantastic, what a beautiful garden you must have.

24 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Dawn
I like the Acer Plantoides Drummondii with its Variegated leaves, I am not sure what sort of autumn show they make,I know they grow larger than any Brilliantissimum i have seen, mine is about 16ft high and around 25 years old, the draw back with them is that inside four weeks the leaves fade to a rather dull green and make no autumn colour at all.To me they are a four week wonder.Personally i would not use them as a specimen tree if one only has room for one or two trees in the garden.
As for seed some do, others i have never seen seed on,in the close up of Brilliantissmum flowers can be seen hanging down ,but never seen any seed.

25 Apr, 2011

 

Fabulous photo's, I especially like the red stemmed one.

By the way Brian, Alf says thank you very much for that light green grass you gave me, he enjoyed it immensely.:0))

25 Apr, 2011

 

Superb Bjs you must be so proud of them...am very envious !

25 Apr, 2011

 

Acer Brilliantissimum, Acer Brilliantissimum, Acer Brilliantissimum, Acer Brilliantissimum, Acer Brilliantissimum, Acer Brilliantissimum - cut and paste, Bjs - simples. ....or grow ones with easier names, LOL

They really glow, don't they?

25 Apr, 2011

 

Hi Brian, my Acer drummondii stay the same from now until autumn, so that's a bonus. We've had them about 10 years and are about 16 feet but still compact, if you know what I mean. Going to post a pic in a minute :-)

25 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Waqgger know what you mean, don't think to do it when concentrating on making the blog flow.me brain gets a bit addled at times

25 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Val, yes they must taste nice Jamie eats them as well.

25 Apr, 2011

 

Wonderful show. I bought my very first Acer this week. It jumped in to my trolley in Morrisons. If I get a show like yours I will be delighted. Thank you for sharing with us.

25 Apr, 2011

 

had a look round a clients garden today ................ and her red acer has flowered and is covered in tiny sycomore seeds , its stuning ....................

26 Apr, 2011

 

very nice collection

27 Apr, 2011

 

WOW !! stunning trees, terrific show.

28 Apr, 2011

 

I too am very envious, I have only the one acer tree. Thinking of getting a low growing bushy one to underplant it.

28 Apr, 2011

 

Bjs...what a lovely show of colour and so well kept

29 Apr, 2011

 

Fabulous garden. so much beauty - makes me feel very inadequate! Wonderful to see the acer flowers - had no idea they did that!

30 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Steragram
they have developed there winged seed since posting this blog,like a small Sycamore seed.
will post a pic if you want to see it.

1 May, 2011

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