practice, pic

alley_cat_gwMay 31, 2008

ap'butterfly'

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kaitain4(7)

OK, I have to say this, but its nothing personal...

I think A.p. 'Butterfly' looks - well, DIRTY! The mottled coloration just blends together at a distance and the tree looks like a dirty athletic sock. I'll never own one...

K4

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 1:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alley_cat_gw

K4 I had to laugh at what you said because i somewhat agree.Ive been growing this one for quite a long time and if i were to do over again i would pick a different cultivar for this location. Its on the East side of my house and across the street is 12 miles to the next shore of the chesapeake bay.This tree takes a beating. What do you do when youve been growing one for so long? One thing for sure they are extremely twiggy.I have seen better looking versions of butterfly in ample shade, but i dont want anymore...and i have TWO! Give me some good suggestions. Thanks for the honesty! AL

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 7:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kaitain4(7)

Suggestions? Well, I'm just betting started myself, and have little experience with the variagated forms. I bought a A.p. 'Beni shichihenge', but its too small to tell what it would be like big. The leaf color is a blue-green with salmon pink on the edges. Quite nice. The most impressive tree I've seen so far is a A.p. 'Ukigumo', which had a luminous quality to it that was very beautiful. I have one on order. :-)

K4

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 10:03AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is the trunk on my maple tree rotting?
About 3 years ago we had an early snow and the center...
sands4us
Burlapping maples - any dangers?
We had a very harsh winter last year and I lost a couple...
ysrgrathe PA 6b
Japanese maple tree identification
Hi, I got this Japanese Maple from an arbor day giveaway...
iluv2knit
help choosing a tree
I want to put a row of trees between my neighbor and...
bucks5022004
Japanese Maple concerns
The tree has two main branches. Is that normal? Also...
420benz
Sponsored Products
High-Low Granite Bar Table
| Italy Design
Illumine Pendants & Hanging Fixtures 1-Light Outdoor Ceiling Green Fluorescent
Home Depot
Twist Barstool
| Italy Design
Bright Blue Pedestal Lounge Chair
| Dot & Bo
Glomar Track Lighting 1-Light R40 White Straight Cylinder Track Lighting Head
$23.99 | Home Depot
Darya Rugs Ikat, Red, 9'0" x 12'4" M6284-11
Darya Rugs
Glomar Track Lighting 3-Light R30 White Step Cylinder Track Lighting Kit
$73.99 | Home Depot
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Veranda Cream/Chocolate 8 ft. x
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™