Acer palmatum 'Kurenai Jishi'

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  1. bub72ck

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    Discovered by Masayoshi Yano in Japan. Name means Red Lion. Has a very compact growth with red foliage in sun. Supposed to reach 4' tall and 3' wide in 10 years.
     

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    I have seen the translation of this tree name Acer palmatum 'Kurenai jishi' described as various colors of lion. Black lion, Red lion, purple-red lion, ect. All seem to correctly agree that jishi means lion. But the conflicting descriptions of kurenai probably come from the language barrier between English and Japanese, using basic colors or color combinations to describe what is actually "Crimson".

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    Kurenai (紅) is a Japanese word meaning crimson and is sometimes used as a name.

    Going forward I will refer to Acer palmatum 'Kurenai jishi' as "Crimson lion"

    I always wanted this tree when I saw Masayoshi Yano, a respected plantsman, holding his new discovery proudly with a smile on Buchholz website:
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    I wanted the tree because of my admiration for the man who discovered it.

    Yesterday I saw one for the first time at a rural garden center that was on clearance for 44.50 marked down from 120.50. With the additional discount I believe it was around 25.00 out the door, so I could not pass it up. The tree needs some TLC and I bought it for the vision that I see the tree can become once I treat the bacterial infection, repot with soil that is not so swampy (currently has lots of hardwood mulch and composted peat, which holds too much moisture and probably contributed to the bacterial outbreak and the loss in vigor). So here are some pictures of my little garden center treasure / project. My wife thinks its crazy ugly (coming from someone who shares the same passion for plants), but she warmed up to it when I told her the translation and the background information of the tree.
    Note that photos were taken in manual mode "no filter" to show the true color of the leaves.
     

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    Continued photos from my post above...(I got a little carried away with the photos)....
     

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    Very nice color JT. This is such a unique tree. The photos below are the same tree as above. It has grown a few inches in the last two years.

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