Acer palmatum 'Tsuri nishiki'

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    Nik Generous Contributor

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    There are 3 specimens on the grounds of the Morris Arboretum.
    The best looking tree is the youngest, planted in 2017. It is in a full sun location and it seems to be thriving. Height is about 12 ft.
     

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    The second one was planted in 1986 and is now approximately 18 ft tall. In a shaded spot.
     

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    The oldest one, existing on the Morris estate in 1932, before it became the Morris Arboretum is not in a great shape… It is about 15 ft tall, with diameter at the base of approximately 2 ft, with many major limbs removed close to the ground. What is left is a single main branch that is now the trunk. The result is a very interesting shape of this old maple.
    It is under the very heavy shade of a huge Acer pictum f. ambiguum.
     

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    Forum moderators, there shouldn’t be a question mark in the title of this thread.
    There is no question that these 3 specimens are indeed correctly labeled by the Morris Arboretum.
    (I don’t know who added it…)

    For a different thread with the same name it’s an entirely different matter… perhaps there should be more than one question mark in the title of that thread.
     
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    Yes. agreed, no need for question mark. The tree has good provenance, and also matches J.D. Vertrees' photograph published in the 2nd ed. of 'Japanese Maples' which has not been included in the current edition: See link. And matches the picture in Masayoshi Yano's 'Book For Maples': See link.

    The other thread in the photo gallery is 'Tsura nishiki', an entirely different cultivar with an unfortunately very similar name, and seems to be rare. In fact the last pic in the other thread from Jul 30 2008 looks like a 'Tsuri nishiki' that has been posted in the wrong thread due to the similarity in name.
     
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    maf, I was referring to the thread about my mystery maple tagged as identification. It could use more question marks… Although, the ‘Tsura nishiki’ thread in the photo gallery certainly looks very confusing.
     
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    Hi D @Acerholic , whenever you get a chance, can you remove the question mark from the title of this thread? Someone (not me) added it for no good reason. It shouldn’t be there. Thanks in advance!
     
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    All done N. Not sure who added the ?
     
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