Identification: Acer palmatum with green bark

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  1. Smiley

    Smiley New Member

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    Hey there,
    I'm new to the forum and the first thing I do is asking questions ;P
    My neighbours have this beautiful tree but nobody really knows what kind of maple it is.
    I enquired at Esveld, other forums and even the gardener who had planted the tree could not help me because he had planted it more than 10 years ago.
    I love the green bark with its stripes (like 'coral bark' but green!). Other barks become corky with the time.
    Is it a normal green A. palmatum, 'Aocha nishiki' , 'Ao yagi' or maybe something completely different?

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I can't answer your question exactly, but I can tell you it is definitely not 'Aoyagi'; that one will never have any red on the leaves or petioles.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Thanks for welcoming me =)
    Are there any characteristics that make the identification easier?
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hard to say. Leaves look like generic palmatum, but bark looks like a beautiful shade of green.
     
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    Maybe this helps:
    The leaves are yellow-red in spring (as seen in the pictures above) and turn into dark green in late summer (as seen below) but I don't remember what autumn color it has...
    It has red flowers but I have never seen any fruits. Maybe it's sterile?

    Sorry for the bad quality. It was a windy day ;)
    Edit: Photo is from last year
     

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