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Contrast for Emperor JM

Posted by pmsmith2032 5b Suburbs of Chicag (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 24, 13 at 16:25

I am trying to determine what would be a good contrasting maple to an Emperor JM. Both trees will be in full sun and must be as hardy as possible. I was thinking something with yellow/ light green leaves?

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RE: Contrast for Emperor JM

Stay with a green leaf, not anything too pale or gold/yellow colored - these tend to be too vulnerable to damage in full sun.

If you have the room, I'd consider an 'Osakazuki'. A good, longtime, durable selection that has full green leaves in summer and a wonderful orange/scarlet kaleidoscope of fall color. Gets about the same size as Emp I or Bloodgood and makes and excellent companion.

RE: Contrast for Emperor JM

Thanks gardengal. How winter hardy is 'Osakazuki" to zone 5b? Does it bloom earlier or later than most JM?

RE: Contrast for Emperor JM

How hardy is 'Osakazuki" to zone 5b? Does it bloom earlier or later than most JM?

RE: Contrast for Emperor JM

I doubt you will have any concerns with this selection. It is one of the oldest cultivated forms of JM's, known equally for its very robust nature and spectacular fall color. I can't speak to your zone but it leafs out comparable with most other JM's in my climate.

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