Acer palmatum 'Toshi'

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    prairiestyle Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I had read somewhere that it was supposedly the same tree as 'Azuma murasaki' - though the 4 ed. now states them as different.

    My old boss was named Toshi and collected a few Japanese maples. When I stopped working for him I got him one as a going-away gift - but I couldn't find any trees named 'Toshi' so I gave him an 'Azuma murasaki'. Interesting to see one labelled as Toshi!
     
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    Looking at my Toshi and my Azuma murasaki, I would say there is a huge difference in growing habit. The Azuma has more red leaves and has more dence growth which makes it more of a ball shape.
     
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    Here is a spring color difference between Toshi and Azuma murasaki. Between the two the color of the Azuma murasaki is a more attractive red.
     

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    Interesting, the same name used for two different cultivars.

    Gomero
     
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    Now if we found photos from Japan we might find out more. Then again maybe two trees just ended up with the same name.
     

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