Acer buergerianum

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  1. Laurie

    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Acer buergerianum - private collection (seed grown). Photographs taken in March 2002, April 2002; and in August 2001, September 2001 when the tree had some variegation.
     

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    Acer buergerianum - October 14, 2005 - Jardin des plantes - Paris
    The leaves are still green but some more sun exposed branches give red leaves sooner.
    This tree was full of thousands of seeds.
     

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  3. Michael F

    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Laurie,

    I don't think yours is A. buergerianum - it has small basal lobes (making somewhat five-lobed leaves), serrated margins, and wide-spreading (over 50°) main lobes. True A. buergerianum is three-lobed with strongly forward-pointing lobes (hence the name 'Trident Maple'), and entire-margined.

    I guess it is a hybrid of some sort, if grown from arboretum-collected seed.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    It's just because it's a youngster, trident maple seedlings often look like that. Minimalist description of Acer buergerianum buergerianum in Maples for Gardens even includes a mention of this: "juvenile leaves often very different from adult leaves". Other popular genera (Phyllostachys, Rosa) produce rather monogamous-looking seedlings that differentiate with age as well.
     
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    The leaves on the specimen in our collection vary as one moves up the trunk!
     

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    Our Acer buegerianum this year put on an incredible fall color display-
     

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    From The US National Arboretum's Bonsai Collection; May 2007.
    First photo is from 1875 (skinnier trunk). Next, 1975 (much thicker trunk).
     

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    Those photo's are of different bonsai and neither was taken in 1875, they didn't have colour photography then.
     
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    You know, you're onto something there . . .

    Dax
     
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    LOL, thanks Dax.
     
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    From my garden in South-West of France. Twelve years old Buergerianum type in november 2014.
     

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