Pacific sunset maple

kept(6)April 25, 2007

Can anyone tell me what they think of Pacific Sunset Maple a hybrid of Shantung.

Thanks,

Vic

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

It's a hybrid between shantung and norway maple. Norway maple is more of invasive tree in certain areas plus they seem to have terrible root system that makes it diffcult to plant anything around it. I'm curious what exactly it is about this hybrid that makes it better than norway and shantung. Shantung maple alone is already a great tree. It's designated as Texas Super star plant (in texas). I think there's only 4 trees on that list.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 10:02AM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Nice in fall here, although it has been said color not as good in some climates. And already too many have been planted. Maybe look for something a little less usual.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pacific Sunset®

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 2:24AM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

I have Shantung Maple 'Fire Dragon' which produce consistent red fall color in Dallas, Texas (where seedling was grown and patented by Metro Maples). It's pretty nice tree. As far as I know only Metro Maples has large numbers of 'Fire Dragon' and few selected nurseries (unknown) sell them in North Texas. They might sell them again next winter online if you're willing to wait...

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 6:32PM
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