Appreciation: Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel'

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  1. tifferstreasure

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    Thought I would share a picture of my Burgundy Jewel from last season. This is an amazing new introduction from Talon Buchholz, through our wonderful Sam the Maple Lady. Hope you enjoy, and I hope others will grab this one up. John S.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I went to a garden centre yesterdy to buy "sequestrene", I saw a beautiful one and just couldn't resist. It was just labelled "Erable du Japon", 'Burgundy Jewel".

    So I thought it may have been a cultivar of japonicum or shirasawanum, but back home I used the site's search engine and found out that it's circinatum. My first one. The colours are outstanding, from golden to deep red, and dark green for the bottom leaves.

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    I read that A. circinatum is the only maple in the Palmata section from America, and that the branches easily air-layer themselves when they touch the ground.
     

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