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Friday, January 16, 2015

Paperbark Maple for Foliage Followup

While at Valley Nursery, I noticed this paperbark maple for the very first time. Normally, I'm there during growing season, and have never noticed this lovely tree growing just outside the annual house. It's probably always been covered by leaves and didn't stand out, given my attention was probably on all the cool plants for sale.

Now that it's winter, I couldn't help but notice its gnarly, muscular limbs and lichen- and moss-covered twiggy bits.







I know my photos don't do it justice, but Acer griseum is such a fabulous tree. I thought I'd share it with all of you for Foliage Followup, even though...there's no foliage!

Foliage Followup is hosted by Pam at the blog Digging. Find her post here.

11 comments:

  1. This Acer should be planted more often, so ornamental with its beautiful peeling bark!

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  2. I am a fan of exfoliating bark. Usually we see peeling bark on aging Crape Myrtles. You presented the lichens in a beautiful way, too.

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  3. It's a beautiful tree. It was my father's favourite and I planted one in my then garden after he died. I want to do the same here, when I can find the right position for it.

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  4. It is a fabulous tree. I have planted one here but it has a long way to go before it looks as good as this one. I love the moss and lichen growing on it.

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  5. What a great tree! I don't think I've noticed it there during the summer either. Quite a treat for the winter garden!

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  6. These trees make stunning specimens - I have contemplated many a time about planting one.....one day I will!

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  7. We get to enjoy the wonderful structure and bark of many trees in the winter when the leaves are gone. There's always beauty somewhere.

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  8. What a fabulous tree, love it's peeling bark and the Lichen shows you have lovely clean air!

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  9. I think your photos do a fine job, and it is a fabulous tree. I especially like how you have captured the mosses and lichens.

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