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true color of 'Jordan'

Posted by davidrt28 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 13, 14 at 20:39

Hello. A couple days ago I bought an Acer 'Jordan' at the wonderful Colesville Nursery of central Virginia. This was a nice sized plant for $60. They've gotten a little more expensive recently, but are still a bargain compared to nurseries in the northeast corridor. (of nurseries that focus on high quality, selective plant material, which is the only kind I'd deal with)
I was a little worried though, when I said I'd wanted it because it had yellow foliage and a guy helping me with loading it paused for a second and said he had one and that it was "more like chartreuse." It was, IIRC, promoted as a more heat-tolerant substitute for 'Aureum'. I was researching this issue w/google later that day. Apparently one of the earliest posts about it, back in 2007 at the UBC forums, says that it doesn't color well _unless_ it gets close to full sun. Is that the general experience growers here on gardenweb have had? Maybe this guy planted his in heavy shade, thinking a Japanese maple needed that. And that's why he thought it was a lime or chartreuse color?


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RE: true color of 'Jordan'

Hi David, Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' and also 'Autumn Moon' are more heat tolerant that 'Aureum'. Sometimes the color is hard to describe. My Jordan is on the north side of my house and is a yellow/ light orange color,but is potted up and that can make a difference. The yellow Japanese maple that has worked the best for me in southern Md. heat and humidity is Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold'.
Best of luck
Al


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RE: true color of 'Jordan'

Thanks Alley_cat.


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