Acer palmatum 'Nakakamado Weeping' Treasure

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  1. Ultraman

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    Rare cultivar I’m told, that originated from a tree grafted from a scion off the several hundreds year old national treasure specimen in Fukushima Prefecture Japan.

    updated Spring 2022 photos: Tree is still growing well and taking on a great weeping habit/shape.
     

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good afternoon @Ultraman, this is indeed a maple to marvel at and if you now have a certified tree from that original in Japan, then it is one to cherish.
    I understand the 'Treasure' name of yours is from a private collection, is that right ?
     
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    That’s correct!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    You might have a few in the US asking where you got it from, as I know many who would like that one in their collections. Lol.

    A great new addition to the cultivar photos forum.
     
  5. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    MrMaple offer this one from time to time. I missed out on it last time. @Ultraman your species is very nice btw.
     
  6. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    The original plant in my garden was purchased in Japan by a good friend from Atlanta at the 2008 International Maple Symposium. It was imported into the US to the US National Arboretum and quarantined for I believe three years. When it was ready to be released it was picked up in Washington DC and deliver to my garden in NJ in 2011.
     
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    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    The plant is on the registered cultivar list with the maple society under the name Treasure.
     
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