Acer japonicum

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is an Acer japonicum, I assume, that I grafted from an unknown source in 96'. I can't quite nail down a cultivar designation. It doesn't look exactly like 'O isami' or 'O taki'. In a way it resembles Acer shirasawanum var. tenuifolium but from the descriptions of that plant the leaves are almost paper thin. The leaves on this plant seem substantial and the flowers hang down from the branch ends. It may simply be a species plant but what are the odds that I would come across the species in some garden center here in Dixie? Any ideas?
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Two examples of Acer japonicum at Westonbirt Arboretum, late October 2010, already having dropped a good portion of their leaves. The tree on the left is 20m tall, the one on the right 16m.
     

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