Acer palmatum 'Hogyoku'
Archive entry 05.08.07
4th June 2006
A vigorous green tree with sturdy green foliage.
2nd August 2007
Excellent red-orange autumn color . The bright leaves have lasted well on the bush, possibly because of their generally stout construction.
3rd August 2007
During the week, I resolved to start writing content for all the pages online that I haven't yet finished (ha ha). So I started at the top of the index,
and immediately stumbled over Acer palmatum, and realised that I had nothing to say at all. I didn't even have decent photographs. Rather than sit around in the sunny evening
trying to cobble together meaningless descriptions of the various cultivars (which if I'm honest, I only grow because they were very cheap) I went out and took some new pictures. In the
process I saw in the distance, the distinctive colour of approaching autumn, the light and the leaves acting like a curious seasonal telescope, warning of the distant battleships of winter
fluttering their leafy banners of war. (It is a bit like Foot and Mouth of the metaphor, a bloody linguistic cull!)