Acer palmatum 'Green Elf'

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  1. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    A.p. 'Green Elf' is an unusual dwarf, and should make a lovely patio tree. As it is described by the grower:

    "The rounded, serrated leaves are not very elfish. They are, in fact, large for a dwarf tree. But they are green, initially a yellow-green then a dark, rich, handsome hue. Fall color varies from yellow to gold. This small cultivar can reach 5' in 10 years and may mature at 6'. Green Elf can handle full hot sun to nearly full shade."

    The samaras are also quite nice, as are the vivid crimson leaf stems, IMHO.
     

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    amazingmaples Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I have this tre but it was labeled a shirasawanum. It looks like a cross between the two types.
     

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    amazingmaples Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This is such a nice little tree. Hopefully it does not get eliminated from production. Here is the color mid sept 2012
     

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    copperbeech Active Member 10 Years

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    I purchased a GE just yesterday. It was healthy and reasonably tall ie 4 feet. I planted it in a location which gets little direct sun, so we shall see how it does.
     

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