Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red'

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    Pretty funny to pull Rhode Island Red up on google, it comes up with a bread of chicken. It seems to be a medium to small size tree. The one I have is very full. The shape also looks good.
     

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    Here is the Rhode Island Red in july
     

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    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Nice. In what type of sun/shade exposure have you had it?
     
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    it has been in mostly shade and it still has had this great red
     
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    Here is mine in a full sun location.
     

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    As usual, one of the first to leaf out for me. Always better appreciated when looked at from the opposite side of the sunshine.
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Lovely at all times of the year N, I remember the discussions you had with D @LoverOfMaples on this one early last year. I don't tire of seeing it.
     
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    Early May color. If anyone needs a dwarf red variety with an incredibly dense branching habit, this is the one. Considering I removed about 75% of the main branches in late winter, it is doing quite well. (My husband asked me “why did you shape it like a lollipop?”, he does not realize that it is a work in progress...)
     

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    But even lollipop trees have their place in a garden N.
    As I said last year, never tird of seeing this one.
     
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    wvA7gSYLSXS9XzStCWtwJQ.jpg J1gbQx+3R%q4APj+pan21g.jpg fullsizeoutput_1d1b.jpeg I thought I would post a picture of my supposed 'Rhode Island Red'. It seems that it doesn't know it is supposed to be a dwarf anymore and has grown to be really rangy and tall. I took a photo of its leaves in comparison to 2 other leaves of larger red trees I have. I am wondering if dwarfs revert or grow larger sometimes?
     
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