Acer japonicum 'Oregon Fern'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a picture of an Acer japonicum 'Oregon Fern' that I obtained from a friend. It looks a lot like A.j. 'Green Cascade' but to me the leaves have a more "frilly" appearance. Although the leaf resembles 'Green Cascade' it is said to have the growth habit of A.j. 'Aconitifolium'.
     

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  2. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is an updated photo of my Acer japonicum 'Oregon Fern'. For awhile I thought that I was going to lose it as it showed some dieback and stem necrosis but with a little care and a transplanting it has rallied and is doing better. This photo was made 4-14-04.
     

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  3. The Oregon Fern grows as a semi-cascading tree. The growth habit is similar to Green Cascade. The leaves are finer than green cascade. The tree itself seems to growth slightly faster than Green Cascade.
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here it is on 5-8-05 and an evening photo of it's fall coloration on 11-20-04.
     

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  5. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    The photos below are of A.J. Oregon Fern in my garden Spring and Fall of 2006.
     

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  6. mapledia

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    During spring and summer this cultivar looks like the basic japonicum, but in the fall, it's incredible. Last October my Oregon Fern displayed deep purple, purple/red, red, orange, yellow and green, sometimes all on the same leaf. It was a kaleidoscope and considerably brightened a drab space in my garden. This photo was taken May 16, 2007.
     

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    Duplicate Thread but here's a sloppy photo I took at The US National Arboretum during late May of 2006. This cultivar is much wider than it is tall.
     

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