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Bought a flowering maple today !

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by Deborah L. on June 04, 2006 10:27 AM
I bought a neat looking plant called a flowering maple. Any insider's tips for its care?
I'll search the forum for old posts as well.
I read online somewhere that it gets varigated from a virus, and that this was considered both harmless and desirable many years ago, so it was allowed in the U.S.

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by loz on June 04, 2006 12:43 PM
I bought one this spring, it's so neat looking!

Here's mine...
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And here's a link to some info for you! flowering maple

Laura [wavey]
by Deborah L. on June 04, 2006 12:50 PM
Thanks, Laura ! Your flowers look different than mine, or maybe it's just the picture.
Mine has red bells with bright yellow-gold flowers inside the bell.
Hasn't varigated yet but will as it gets older.
Has yours?

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by loz on June 04, 2006 12:58 PM
It's also known as a Chinese lantern.....

Mine actually looks like little lanterns hanging off it, hence the name......

It's such a neat plant....I tried to grow some from seed last year but they didn't take. So I bought this one at the nursery a few weeks back.

How big is yours right now?
by Deborah L. on June 04, 2006 01:40 PM
About ten inches across and 8 inches tall, with lots of bells.
They do look like little Chinese lanterns, so I planted them in an Asian pot.
I was glad to read that they like to be a little root bound.
Thanks for the link !

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by loz on June 04, 2006 01:55 PM
You're welcome..... [thumb]

I planted mine in the ground, but I'm going to take it out and put it in a pot so I can bring it inside I think....or at least move it up onto the porch.
by chenno on June 04, 2006 04:19 PM
Hi Deborah & Loz

I posted recently about my flowering maple
I had purchased from greenhouse, we had a few days of weird weather
nonetheless, I posted in panic, as my leaves faded and looked wilted
After I posted and thought about it, I assumed it was sunscald/sunburn,or shock from greenhouse to my area.

weezie was so kind as to reply-

Yep, that's kinda what I was thinkin'..
If it's used to the greenhouse, it hasn't
gotten it's wind roots, it's sense of the straight down sun,
And over night temps without protection...

Love the knowledge here(Thanx Weezie)the flowering maple, comes in many varieties. Different shapes and sizes, Megapotamicum-Vine shrub from Brazil resembling tiny lanterns as loz has. Clementine or crimson belle sounds like what you have Deborah.

I love the flowering maple and starting checking into different varaites.a note easily propagated from cuttings taken from current seasons growth.

Angie

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by jonni13 on June 04, 2006 04:39 PM
I have about a dozen flowering maples. With lots of color and form variations. Only one has the varigated leaf. I have minis and tree type and all are in the ground. I have a hard time keeping them alive in pots. I have posted pictures in Blooming Fine.
Cuttings are easy. I do cuttings in potting mix.
I could post some pics here as well, if you're interested.

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by Deborah L. on June 04, 2006 06:53 PM
I'd love some pictures ! [flower]

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by jonni13 on June 05, 2006 03:25 AM
These were taken last week of a couple of my minis
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by jonni13 on June 05, 2006 03:27 AM
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My plants are not bushy enough. I am awful at tip pinching and they get really leggy with leaves only at the ends of too-long branches.

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by jonni13 on June 05, 2006 03:29 AM
This one is a taller 'weepin' variety
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And closer if a bit blurry
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by jonni13 on June 05, 2006 03:40 AM
And my maroon one. A tall one that needs pinchin back the most.
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And the variegated leaf
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by jonni13 on June 05, 2006 03:47 AM
This is one of my originals and the ones that can be relied on to bloom all year long here in So. Cal.
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It will grow to a small tree size.

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by chenno on June 05, 2006 05:08 AM
Jonni

They are lovely:-)

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by Deborah L. on June 06, 2006 05:37 PM
Loved the pictures-these are great ! I didn't know there are so many varieties.

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