Identification: Acer Palmatum "Ogura Yama"

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  1. Richard Christenson

    Richard Christenson New Member

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    Dear Forum Members,

    I bought a Japanese maple from a nursery in Alexandria Virginia that is labeled
    Acer Palmatum Ogura Yama

    When I looked this up in the splendid Vertees/Gregory book, I found an Ogura Yama that is in the Acer Shirasawanum group, but my tree is clearly a Palmatum, not a Shirasawanum. When I Google I can find only Acer Palmatum Omura Yama -- not Ogura Yama.

    Have you perhaps heard of Acer Palmatum Ogura Yama? I can send a photo if that might help. I think I have a case of mis-labeling, and am eager to know what in fact I have.

    Also, here is a true tyro's question: will it hurt if dogs pee on this newly-planted three foot tree?

    With appreciation for dialogue and help,

    Richard Christenson
    Alexandria, Virginia
     
  2. mattlwfowler

    mattlwfowler Active Member Maple Society

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    I'm not aware of a palmatum cultivar with the name of Ogura yama...probably a typo there. If we can see a couple of pictures we might be able to tell.

    I'd keep the dogs away if possible. A little urine may not hurt it, but if compounded over time it could cause serious salt damage.
     
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    prairiestyle Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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  4. kaydye

    kaydye Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My dog peed in the same spot, right beneath a small Kinran, all winter long because its close to the house. I finally put some stakes around it, so she'd have to go elsewhere. I don't know if it was the pee or drought last year, but there is a lot of dieback. It looks so bad, I don't even know if I'll keep it there. She also went in another area close to the house and I can't get anything to grow there, either.
    Kay
     
  5. Richard Christenson

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    Thank you, Kay -- I appreciate your response.

    Thanks to you, I am putting stakes and wire fencing around the tree to protect it.

    Dick
     

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