Acer palmatum 'Chiba'

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  1. chimera

    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A low spreading tree H 1.5m. x W 4m. { H 5' x W 12'}. Pic 1 - May 2/07 , pic 2 - Nov. 7/07.
     

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  2. krautz33

    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    Is chiba the same tree as kashima?

    Thanks
    Krautz
     
  3. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Supposedly so.
     
  4. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No, Chiba and Kashima are not the
    same plant. Kashima does not have
    the cup shape to the leaves, with lobes
    much more flat with no raised edges
    with lobe tips that nod, whereas Chiba
    holds its lobe tips erect. The lobe
    incisions of Kashima are much finer
    than Chiba with much more deeply
    cut lobe serration. Chiba is pretty
    much the same shade of color of
    green as Sharp's Pygmy. Kashima
    is a lighter shade of green with some
    yellow undertone highlights in some
    areas. Kashima has a larger sized
    Spring leaf than Chiba.

    Another aspect that separates these
    two Maples is that once Chiba leafs
    out it will not send out any more
    new growth until mid to late Summer
    and will again send out another flush
    in the Fall when grown here [some
    areas in Oregon only see one more
    flush of new growth after the Spring
    leaf out from Chiba.] Kashima can
    send out up to two more flushes of
    new Spring growth both here and in
    Oregon after initial leaf out and then
    will stop (rest) for a while until mid
    to late Summer.

    Jim
     
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    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the reply.

    krautz
     
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    blake Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are a couple of images of the plant Jim described above. This was labeled 'Kashima' but it is certainly not that.
     

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