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Does this acer have any interest in the winter?

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  • Posted: Sun. 19th June 2011 16:36

Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from Kathy C

HI, Joan,
As far as I know, it doesn't have an attractive, noticeable bark colour that stands out in winter. So, I would say no. :)
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2011 20:07

Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from Angie Robertson

I agree with Kathy Joan
Angie x

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2011 20:43

Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from JOAN

Thanks for that. Do you have any suggestions for a smallish acer (maybe about 1.5m) that has attractive bark and so doesn't look too bleak in the winter? It's for a small bed outside a kitchen window.

Joan

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd June 2011 19:49

Re: Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Joan,
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' is probably the most well-known Acer palmatum with attractive winter stems but there are many more to choose from. Try a search of Acer palmatum here on Shoot to find more.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 27th June 2011 20:39

Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from Angie Robertson

Hello again Joan. As Kathy suggests you need to check out what is available for the size you suggest.
The Acers with the interesting bark are called coral bark. I have an Acer palmatum 'Eddisbury' (Coral bark maple) which would be too big for your spot. So you would need to look for something smaller.
There are many shrubs which offer winter interest which may fit your space. Does it need to be an Acer?
Angie

  • Posted: Thu. 30th June 2011 20:15

Re: Re: Acer Wilson's Pink Dwarf

Reply from JOAN

Hi Angie

I suppose it doesn't have to be an Acer. There is a very old mahonia there are the moment and it now looks a bit unsightly. I would be open to any suggestions that were evergreen and had some colour in winter.
Joan.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th July 2011 18:09