Here is my Ukigumo Japanese Maple as it travels through time. This beautiful Acer palmatum has been with me for five years and it’s grown a lot. This years photo shows it weighted down with raindrops and with partial variegation. I recently read that variegation is influenced by cultural conditions and that the leaves will revert to plain green with too much fertilizer or too … Continue reading Ukigumo Year Five
Ukigumo. People like this tree. Wrong! People LOVE this tree. A Japanese Maple like no other. A head turner. An award winner. A poem, a cloud, a welcome home. Here is a small tree that shows off its unique foliage of green and pink and white with a soft spring glow. Every time I drive home my tree is sitting in the driveway and it … Continue reading Ukigumo, You’ve Been With Me Four Years!
Here is my Japanese Maple ‘Ukigumo’ over the last three years. This year it’s beginning to widen and lose that skinny-new-tree look. I really like shapes that Japanese Maples create as they branch out and grow. A design that only a tree can imagine. The variegation is increasing as well, I love the color this spring, so light and bright and just like the namesake … Continue reading Three Years of Ukigumo