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Acer japonicum ‘Aureum’

Grown by:- George Kelly

Location:- Co Down,  Ireland

Season/Date taken:- Spring 17th April 2001

Photo Reference:- IGC00001

This is one of my favourite Acers, but I find it VERY challenging. Growth was insignificant in summer and I thought I had lost this plant when it dropped all its leaves in August. I kept it dry in a cold greenhouse over winter. There was some dieback (notice the upright stem which I will now risk pruning back to good wood) but I was pleasantly surprised when the only two remaining buds began to the fill out then burst into beautiful new growth. Notice that a little spray of leaves emerged from each bud .

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